State Rules on Required Landlord Disclosures

Find your state's laws on required landlord disclosures.

Many states require landlords to inform tenants of important state laws or individual landlord policies, either in the lease or rental agreement or in another written document. Common disclosures include a landlord’s imposition of nonrefundable fees (where permitted), tenants’ rights to move-in checklists, shared utility arrangements (if any), and the identity of the landlord or landlord’s agent or manager. Some states also require specific disclosures regarding the landlord’s use of security deposits. Citations for each state's disclosure laws are in the table below. Read the text of the statutes at the Library of Congress's legal research site.

State Rules on Required Landlord Disclosures

Alabama

Ala. Code § 35-9A-202

Alaska

Alaska Stat. §§ 34.03.080, 34.03.150

Arizona

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 33-1314.01, 33-1321, 33-1322, and 36-1637

Arkansas

No disclosure statutes

California

Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1710.2, 1940.6, 1940.7, 1940.8, 1940.9, 1947.5, 2924.85(d), 1954.603, 2079.10a; Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 25400.28, 26147, 26148; Cal Bus. & Prof. Code § 8538; and Cal Govt. Code § 8589.45

For more information, read What Disclosures Do Landlords in California Need to Give Tenants?

Colorado

No disclosure statutes

Connecticut

Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 47a-3e, 47a-6, 47a-7a

Delaware

Stoltz Management Co. v. Phillip, 593 A.2d 583 (1990); Del. Code Ann. tit. 25, § § 5105, 5118, 5311

District of Columbia

D.C. Code Ann. § 42-3502.22; 14 D.C. Mun. Regs. § 300

At the start of every new tenancy, landlord must give tenant a copy of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, CDCR Title 14, Housing, Chapter 3, Landlord and Tenant; and a copy of Title 14, Housing, Chapter 1, § 101 (Civil Enforcement Policy) and Chapter 1, § 106 (Notification of Tenants Concerning Violations).

Florida

Fla. Stat. Ann. §§ 83.50, 404.056

Georgia

Ga. Code Ann. §§ 44-1-16, 44-7-3, 44-7-20, 44-7-33

Hawaii

Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 521-42, 521-43

Idaho

No disclosure statutes

Illinois

420 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 46/15, 46/25; 425 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 60/3(d); 430 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 135/10(c); and 765 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 730/0-730/6, 740/5

Indiana

Ind. Code Ann. §§ 8-1-2-1.2, 32-31-1-3-18, 32-31-1-21, and 32-31-5-7

Iowa

Iowa Code Ann. § 562A.13

Kansas

Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 58-2548, 58-2551

Kentucky

Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 83.580, 83.585, 224.1-410, and 383.585; 902 Ky. Admin. Regs. 47:200

Louisiana

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 9:3260.1

Maine

Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, §§ 6021-A, 6024, 6030-C, -D, -E

Maryland

Md. Code Ann. [Real Prop.], §§ 8-203.1, 8-208, 8-210

Massachusetts

Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 186, §§ 15B(2)(c), 15C, 21, 22(f)

Michigan

Stutelberg v. Practical Management Co., 245 N.W.2d 737 (1976); Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 554.601b, 554.608, 554.634

Minnesota

Minn. Stat. Ann. §§ 504B.151, 504B.171, 504B.181, 504B.195

Mississippi

No disclosure statutes

Missouri

Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 441.236, 442.055, 535.185

Montana

Mont. Code Ann. §§ 70-16-703, 70-24-301, 70-25-101(4), 70-25-206, 75-10-1305

Nebraska

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 76-1417

Nevada

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 118A.200, 118A.275

New Hampshire

N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 477:4-g, 540-A:6

New Jersey

N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 46:8-44, 46:8-45, 46:8-46, 46:8-50; N.J. Admin. Code § 5:10-27.1

New Mexico

N.M. Stat. Ann. § 47-8-19; N.M. Admin. Code § 20.4.5.13

New York

N.Y. Envtl. Conserv. Law § 27-2405; N.Y. Real Prop. Law § 235-bb; N.Y. Mult. Res. Law §§ 4, 15

North Carolina

N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 42-46

North Dakota

N.D. Cent. Code § 47-16-07.2

Ohio

Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 5321.18

Oklahoma

Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 41, §§ 113a, 116, 118; Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 74, § 324.11a

Oregon

Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 90.220, 90.228, 90.302, 90.305, 90.310, 90.315, 90.316, 90.317, 90.318, 90.367, 479.270

Pennsylvania

No disclosure statutes

Rhode Island

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 34-18-20, 34-18-22.1

South Carolina

S.C. Code Ann. §§ 5-25-1330, 27-40-410, 27-40-420

South Dakota

S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 43-32-30

Tennessee

Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 66-28-302, 66-28-403

Texas

Holmes v. Canlen Management Corp., 542 S.W. 2d 199 (1976); Tex. Prop. Code Ann. §§ 92.008, 92.016, 92.056, 92.103, 92.159, 92.201, 92.0131

Utah

Utah Code Ann. §§ 57-22-4, 57-27-201

Vermont

No disclosure statutes

Virginia

Va. Code Ann. §§ 55-225.4, 55-225.6, 55-225.7, 55-225.17, 55-225.29, 55-226.2, 55-248.11:1, 55-248.11:2, 55-248.12, 55-248.12:1-3, 55-248.16

Washington

Wash. Rev. Code Ann. §§ 59.18.060, 59.18.257, 59.18.260, 59.18.285

West Virginia

W.Va. Code §§ 37-6A-1 (14), 64-92-6

Wisconsin

Wis. Stat. Ann. § 704.05, 704.07, 704.08; Wis. Admin. Code §§ 134.04-.06, 134.09

Wyoming

Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-21-1207

Updated: May 2019

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