Landlord-Tenant Statutes, State-by-State

A list of every state's landlord-tenant laws.

By , Attorney · UC Berkeley School of Law

Every state (and the District of Columbia) has its own landlord-tenant laws. This chart lists the primary landlord-tenant statutes for each state. Your state's landlord-tenant rules might not apply to your tenancy. Many states exempt some types of tenancies from their landlord-tenant statutes. In other words, the rules in the following charts might not apply to your rental situation. For example, your state might excuse landlords from applying these rules to the tenancy of a resident property manager. To learn whether your tenancy is exempt from the rules in your state's landlord-tenant statutes, you'll need to review the statutes (our "State Landlord-Tenant Statutes" chart lists them). If your state exempts certain tenancies from its landlord-tenant laws, the exemptions will likely be in a statute whose title contains the word "exclusions," "exemptions," "application," or "applicability."

You can usually find the full text of these statutes on the Cornell Legal Information Institute's Legal Resources website. Your state's website might contain additional resources for both landlords and tenants. Different agencies handle landlord-tenant matters in each state, but in most states the agencies you'll want to check with are the consumer protection office, attorney general's office, or a human services/local affairs agency. If your state's website has a search function, a search for "landlord," "tenant," or "housing" will likely direct you to the correct agency.

State Landlord-Tenant Statutes

Alabama

Statutes: Ala. Code §§ 35-9-1 to 35-9-100; 35-9A-101 to 35-9A-603

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Alaska

Statutes: Alaska Stat. §§ 34.03.010 to 34.03.380

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Arizona

Statutes: Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 12-1171 to 12-1183; 33-301 to 33-381; 33-1301 to 33-1381; 36-1637

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Arkansas

Statutes: Ark. Code §§ 18-16-101 to 18-16-306; 18-16-501 to 18-16-509; 18-17-101 to 18-17-913

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California

Statutes: Cal. Civ. Code §§ 789.3; 790 to 793; 827; 1925 to 1934; 1940 to 1954.05; 1954.50 to 1954.605; 1961 to 1995.340; 2079.10a; Cal. Code Civ. Proc. §§ 1159 to 1161, 1161.2 to 1161.5, 1161b to 1179a; Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 25400.28; 26147 to 26148; Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 8538; Cal. Gov't Code §§ 8589.45, 53165.1

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Colorado

Statutes: Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 13-40-101 to 13-40-123; 13-40.1-101 to 13-40.1-102; 38-12-101 to 38-12-106; 38-12-301 to 38-12-1007; 38-12-1201 to 38-12-1205; 38-12-1301 to 38-12-1307

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Connecticut

Statutes: Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 19a-37, 47a-1 to 47a-75

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Delaware

Statutes: Del. Code tit. 4, §1308; tit. 25, §§ 5101 to 5907

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District of Columbia

Statutes: D.C. Code §§ 42-3201 to 42-3651.08; D.C. Mun. Regs., tit. 14, §§ 300 to 399

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Florida

Statutes: Fla. Stat. §§ 83.40 to 83.683; 125.0103; 404.056; 715.10 to 715.111

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Georgia

Statutes: Ga. Code §§ 44-1-16; 44-7-1 to 44-7-81

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Hawaii

Statutes: Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 368-1 to 368-4; 521-1 to 521-83

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Idaho

Statutes: Idaho Code §§ 6-301 to 6-324; 55-208 to 55-308; 55-314

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Illinois

Statutes: 420 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 46/25, 46/30; 425 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 60/3; 430 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 135/10; 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 5/9-201 to 5/9-321; 765 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 705/0.01 to 742/30; 750/1 to 750/35; 755/1 to 755/999; 1085/1 to 1085/35

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Indiana

Statutes: Ind. Code §§ 8-1-2-1.2; 32-31-1-1 to 32-31-11-5; 36-1-24.2-1 to 36-1-24.2-4

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Iowa

Statutes: Iowa Code §§ 562A.1 to 562A.37

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Kansas

Statutes: Kan. Stat. §§ 58-2501 to 58-2573; 58-25,127; 58-25,137

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Kentucky

Statutes: Ky. Rev. Stat. §§ 224.1-410; 383.010 to 383.715; 902 Ky. Admin. Regs. 47:200

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Louisiana

Statutes: La. Rev. Stat. §§ 9:3251 to 9:3261.2; La. Civ. Code art. 2002; 2668 to 2729

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Maine

Statutes: Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 14, §§ 6000 to 6046; tit. 22, § 1331; tit. 35-A, § 10117

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Maryland

Statutes: Md. Code Real Prop., §§ 8-101 to 8-604; 8-901 to 8-911; 14-126; 14-801 to 14-806

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Massachusetts

Statutes: Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 111, §§ 127F, 127L; ch. 186, §§ 1A to 31; ch. 186a, §§ 1 to 6; ch. 239, §§ 1 to 15

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Michigan

Statutes: Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 125.530; 554.131 to 554.201; 554.601 to 554.641; 600.2918

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Minnesota

Statutes: Minn. Stat. §§ 504B.001 to 504B.471

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Mississippi

Statutes: Miss. Code §§ 89-7-1 to 89-7-125; 89-8-1 to 89-8-45

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Missouri

Statutes: Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 441.005 to 441.920; 442.055; 535.010 to 535.300

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Montana

Statutes: Mont. Code §§ 7-1-111; 70-24-101 to 70-26-110; 70-27-101 to 70-27-212; 75-10-1305

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Nebraska

Statutes: Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 69-2301 to 69-2314; 76-1401 to 76-1449

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Nevada

Statutes: Nev. Rev. Stat. §§ 40.215 to 40.425; 118A.010 to 118A.530

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New Hampshire

Statutes: N.H. Rev. Stat. §§ 477:4-g; 540:1 to 540:30; 540-A:1 to 540-A:8; 540-B:1 to 540-B:10

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New Jersey

Statutes: N.J. Stat. §§ 2A:18-51 to 2A:18-61.67; 2A:18-72 to 2A:18-84; 2A:42-1 to 2A:42-96; 2A:42-144 to 2A:42-148; 46:8-1 to 46:8-64; 55:13A-1 to 55:13A-31; N.J.A.C. §§ 5:10-1.1 to 5:10-29.1

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New Mexico

Statutes: N.M. Stat. §§ 47-8-1 to 47-8-51; N.M. Admin. Code § 20.4.5.13

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New York

Statutes: N.Y. Real Prop. Law §§ 220 to 238-a; Real Prop. Acts §§ 701 to 853; Mult. Dwell. Law (all); Mult. Res. Law (all); Gen. Oblig. Law §§ 7-101 to 7-109; N.Y. Envtl. Conserv. Law § 27-2405; N.Y. Exec. Law §§ 170-d, 296; N.Y. Penal Law §§ 241.00 to 241.05; N.Y. Unconsol. Law §§ 8581 to 8597 (Emergency Housing Rent Control Law); 8601 to 8617 (Local Emergency Housing Rent Control Act); 8621 to 8634 (Emergency Tenant Protection Act); 9 NYCRR § 466.15; N.Y. Pub. Serv. § 104

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North Carolina

Statutes: N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 42-1 to 42-14.2; 42-14.4 to 42-14.6; 42-25.6 to 42-76; 62-110

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North Dakota

Statutes: N.D. Cent. Code §§ 23-13-15; 47-06-04; 47-16-01 to 47-16-41; 47-17-01 to 47-17-05

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Ohio

Statutes: Ohio Rev. Code §§ 1923.01 to 1923.15, 5321.01 to 5321.20

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Oklahoma

Statutes: Okla. Stat. tit. 41, §§ 101 to 201; tit. 74, § 324.11a

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Oregon

Statutes: Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 90.100 to 90.228; 90.243 to 90.265; 90.295 to 90.493; 105.005 to 105.168; 105.190; 479.270 to 479.280; 479.290; 479.300; 479.305

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Pennsylvania

Statutes: 68 Pa. Cons. Stat. §§ 250.101 to 399.19

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Rhode Island

Statutes: R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 34-18-1 to 34-18-60; 42-128.1-14

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South Carolina

Statutes: S.C. Code §§ 5-25-1330; 27-40-10 to 27-40-940

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South Dakota

Statutes: S.D. Codified Laws §§ 43-32-1 to 43-32-36

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Tennessee

Statutes: Tenn. Code §§ 66-7-101 to 66-7-102; 66-7-104; 66-7-106 to 66-7-107; 66-7-109 to 66-7-112; 66-28-101 to 66-28-522

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Texas

Statutes: Tex. Prop. Code §§ 91.001 to 92.355

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Utah

Statutes: Utah Code §§ 57-17-1 to 57-17-5; 57-20-1; 57-22-1 to 57-22-7; 57-27-201; 78B-6-801 to 78B-6-816

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Vermont

Statutes: Vt. Stat. tit. 9, §§ 4451 to 4475

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Virginia

Statutes: Va. Code §§ 54.1-2108.1; 55.1-1200 to 55.1-1262

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Washington

Statutes: Wash. Rev. Code §§ 43.31.605; 59.04.010 to 59.18.912; 59.24.010 to 59.24.060

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West Virginia

Statutes: W. Va. Code §§ 37-6-1 to 37-6-30; 37-6A-1 to 37-6A-6; 37-7-1 to 37-7-5; W. Va. Code St. R. § 64-92-7

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Wisconsin

Statutes: Wis. Stat. §§ 704.01 to 704.95; Wis. Admin. Code ATCP §§ 134.01 to 134.10

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Wyoming

Statutes: Wyo. Stat. §§ 1-21-1001 to 1-21-1017; 1-21-1201 to 1-21-1211; 1-21-1301 to 1-21-1304; 34-2-128 to 34-2-129

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