State Laws on Landlord’s Access to Rental Property

State rules on when and how landlords may enter tenant rental units.

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Here are state rules that specify circumstances when a landlord may enter a tenant’s rental unit and the amount of notice required for such entry (in non-emergency situations). 

State Laws on Landlord’s Access to Rental Property

  Reasons Landlord May Enter
State State Law Citation Amount of Notice Required in Non-emergency Situations
To Deal With an Emergency
To Inspect the Premises
To Make Repairs, Alterations, or Improvements
To Show Property to Prospective Tenants or Purchasers
During Tenant’s Extended Absence
Alabama Ala. Code §§ 35-9A-303 to 304 Two days x x x x x
Alaska Alaska Stat. § 34.03.140 24 hours x x x x x
Arizona Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 33-1343 Two days (written or oral notice) x x x x  
Arkansas Ark. Code Ann. § 18-17-602 No notice specified   x x x  
California Cal. Civ. Code § 1954 24 hours(48 hours for initial move-out inspection) x x x x  
Colorado No statute            
Connecticut Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 47a-16 to 47a-16a Reasonable notice x x x x  
Delaware Del. Code Ann. tit. 25, §§ 5509, 5510 Two days x x x x  
District of Columbia No statute            
Florida Fla. Stat. Ann. § 83.53 12 hours x x x x x
Georgia No statute            
Hawaii Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 521-53, 521-70(b) Two days x x x x x
Idaho No statute            
Illinois No statute            
Indiana Ind. Code Ann. § 32-31-5-6(e) Reasonable notice x x x x  
Iowa Iowa Code Ann. §§ 562A.19, 562A.28, 562A.29 24 hours x x x x x
Kansas Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 58-2557, 58-2565 Reasonable notice x x x x x
Kentucky Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 383.615, 383.670 Two days x x x x x
Louisiana La. Civ. Code art. 2693 No notice specified     x    
Maine Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 6025 24 hours x x x x  
Maryland No statute            
Massachusetts

Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 186, § 15B(1)(a)

105 CMR 410.810 (State Sanitary Code, Chapter II) 

 

No notice specified in Mass. Gen. Laws. Reasonable notice required for entry to make repairs, under the State Sanitary Code. x x x x  
Michigan No statute            
Minnesota Minn. Stat. Ann. § 504B.211 Reasonable notice x x x x  
Mississippi No statute            
Missouri No statute            
Montana Mont. Code Ann. § 70-24-312 24 hours x x x x x
Nebraska Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 76-1423 One day x x x x x
Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 118A.330 24 hours x x x x  
New Hampshire N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 540-A:3 Notice that is adequate under the circumstances x x x x  
New Jersey N.J.A.C. 5:10-5.1 One day, by custom; in buildings with three or more units, one day (by regulation) x x x x  
New Mexico N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 47-8-24, 47-8-34 24 hours x x x x x
New York No statute            
North Carolina No statute            
North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code § 47-16-07.3 Reasonable notice x x x x  
Ohio Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 5321.04(A)(8), 5321.05(B) 24 hours x x x x  
Oklahoma Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 41, § 128 One day x x x x  
Oregon Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.322 24 hours x x x x x
Pennsylvania No statute            
Rhode Island R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-18-26 Two days x x x x x
South Carolina S.C. Code Ann. § 27-40-530 24 hours x x x x  
South Dakota No statute            
Tennessee Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 66-28-403, 66-28-507 24 hours (applies only within the final 30 days of the rental agreement term, when the landlord intends to show the premises to prospective renters and this right of access is set forth in the rental agreement) x x x x x
Texas No statute            
Utah Utah Code Ann. § 57-22-5(2)(c) No notice specified x   x    
Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 9, § 4460 48 hours x x x x  
Virginia Va. Code Ann. § 55-248.18 For routine maintenance only: 24 hours, but no notice needed if entry follows tenant's request for maintenance x x x x x
Washington Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 59.18.150 Two days; one day to show property to actual or prospective tenants or buyers x x x x  
West Virginia No statute            
Wisconsin Wis. Stat. Ann. § 704.05(2) Advance notice x x x x  
Wyoming No statute            
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