Landlord-Tenant Statutes, State by State

To help you research your state laws, here's a listing of landlord-tenant codes for every state.

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Because landlord-tenant laws vary significantly depending on where you live, it's important to check your state laws for specifics. Here are some of the key statutes pertaining to landlord-tenant law in each state. To find these statutes, go to Nolo's State Research page and click on your state.

State Statute
Alabama Ala. Code §§ 35-9-1 to 35-9-100; 35-9A-101 to 35-9A-603
Alaska Alaska Stat. §§ 34.03.010 to 34.03.380
Arizona Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 12-1171 to 12-1183; §§ 33-1301 to 33-1381; 33-301 to 33-381
Arkansas Ark. Code Ann. §§ 18-16-101 to 18-16-306; 18-16-501 to 18-16-508; 18-17-101 to 18-17-913
California Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1925 to 1954.1, 1961 to 1995.340
Colorado Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 38-12-101 to 38-12-104, 38-12-301 to 38-12-302, 38-12-501 to 38-12-511, 13-40-101 to 13-40-123
Connecticut Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 47a-1 to 47a-74
Delaware Del. Code Ann. tit. 25, §§ 5101 to 5907
District of Columbia D.C. Code Ann. §§ 42-3201 to 42-3610; D.C. Mun. Regs., tit. 14, §§ 300 to 311
Florida Fla. Stat. Ann. §§ 83.40 to 83.682
Georgia Ga. Code Ann. §§ 44-7-1 to 44-7-81
Hawaii Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 521-1 to 521-78
Idaho Idaho Code §§ 6-301 to 6-324, §§ 55-208 to 55-308
Illinois 735 Ill. Com. Stat. §§ 5/9-201 to 321 & 765 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 705/0.01 to 742/30
Indiana Ind. Code Ann. §§ 32-31-1-1 to 32-31-9-15
Iowa Iowa Code Ann. §§ 562A.1 to 562A.37
Kansas Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 58-2501 to 58-2573
Kentucky Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 383.010 to 383.715
Louisiana La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 9:3251 to 9:3261; La. Civ. Code Ann. art. 2668 to 2729
Maine Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, §§ 6001 to 6046
Maryland Md. Code Ann. [Real Prop.] §§ 8-101 to 8-604
Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 186, §§ 1 to 29; ch. 186a, §§ 1 to 6
Michigan Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 554.131 to .201 & 554.601 to 554.641
Minnesota Minn. Stat. Ann. §§ 504B.001 to 504B.471
Mississippi Miss. Code Ann. §§ 89-7-1 to 89-8-29
Missouri Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 441.005 to 441.880, §§ 535.010 to 535.300
Montana Mont. Code Ann. §§ 70-24-101 to 70-27-117
Nebraska Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 76-1401 to 76-1449
Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 118A.010 to 118A.530; 40.215 to 40.225
New Hampshire N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 540:1 to 540:29, 540-A:1 to 540-A:8; 540-B:1 to 540-B:10
New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 46:8-1 to 46:8-50; 2A:42-1 to 42-96
New Mexico N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 47-8-1 to 47-8-51
New York N.Y. Real Prop. Law §§ 220 to 238; Real Prop. Acts §§ 701 to 853; Mult. Dwell. Law (all); Mult. Res. Law (all); Gen. Oblig. Law §§ 7-103 to 7-109
North Carolina N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 42-1 to 42-14.2, 42-25.6 to 42-76
North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code §§ 47-16-01 to 47-16-41
Ohio Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 5321.01 to 5321.19
Oklahoma Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 41, §§ 101 to 136
Oregon Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 90.100 to 91.225
Pennsylvania 68 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. §§ 250.101 to 399.18
Rhode Island R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 34-18-1 to 34-18-57
South Carolina S.C. Code Ann. §§ 27-40-10 to 27-40-940
South Dakota S.D. Codified Laws Ann. §§ 43-32-1 to 43-32-30
Tennessee Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 66-28-101 to 66-28-521
Texas Tex. Prop. Code Ann. §§ 91.001 to 92.355
Utah Utah Code Ann. §§ 57-17-1 to 57-17-5, 57-22-1 to 57-22-7
Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 9, §§ 4451 to 4469a
Virginia Va. Code Ann. §§ 55-217 to 55-248.40
Washington Wash. Rev. Code Ann. §§ 59.04.010 to 59.18.912
West Virginia W.Va. Code §§ 37-6-1 to 37-6A-6
Wisconsin Wis. Stat. Ann. §§ 704.01 to 704.95; Wis. Admin. Code 134.01 to 134.10
Wyoming Wyo. Stat. §§ 1-21-1201 to 1-21-1211, §§ 34-2-128 to 34-2-129
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