Security Deposit Limits and Deadlines in Your State

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Nearly every state (and many cities and towns) have statutes dealing with how landlords must approach security deposits. It's not uncommon for states to regulate how much landlords can collect, how they must hold it, and when it must be returned. We've provided detailed information about security deposit laws in certain states, linked below. If your state isn't linked here, don't worry—we also have 50-state-specific charts listing deadlines for returning security deposits, security deposit limits, and the statutes governing security deposits.

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

D.C.

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nevada

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

You can also find out more information about security deposits on Nolo’s Security Deposit page.

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