Landlord-Tenant Statutes, State-by-State

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

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. You can usually find these statutes on the website maintained by the Cornell Legal Information Institute. For additional resources on landlord-tenant law, search your state website (your state consumer protection office or attorney general's office are often good sources of information).

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 18-16-509; 18-17-101 to 18-17-913

California

Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1925 to 1954.05; 1954.50 to 1954.605; 1961 to 1995.340

Colorado

Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 38-12-101 to 38-12-104; 38-12-301 to 38-12-302; 38-12-401 to 38-12-402; 38-12-501 to 38-12-511; 38-12-701; 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

Dist. 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 83.683

Georgia

Ga. Code Ann. §§ 44-7-1 to 44-7-81

Hawaii

Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 521-1 to 521-82

Idaho

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

Illinois

735 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 5/9-201 to 321; 765 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 705/0.01 to 742/30; 765 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 750/1 to 750/35

Indiana

Ind. Code Ann. §§ 32-31-1-1 to 32-31-9-15; 36-1-24.2-1 to 36-1-24.2-4

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, §§ 6000 to 6046

Maryland

Md. Code Ann. [Real Prop.] §§ 8-101 to 8-604

Massachusetts

Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 186, §§ 1A to 29; ch. 186a, §§ 1 to 6

Michigan

Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 554.131 to 554.201; 554.601 to 554.641

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 40.425

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 §§ 7-101 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 43-32-32

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 ATCP §§ 134.01 to 134.10

Wyoming

Wyo. Stat. §§ 1-21-1201 to 1-21-1211; 34-2-128 to 34-2-129

Updated: November 2017

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