State Rules on Required Landlord Disclosures

Read your state's law to find out what landlords must disclose to tenants.

By , Attorney · UC Berkeley School of Law

Many states require landlords to inform tenants of important state laws or individual landlord policies. Commonly required disclosures include a landlord's imposition of nonrefundable fees (where these fees are 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.

Also, keep in mind that landlords in all states must disclose information about lead-based paint to tenants if the building they are renting was built before 1978.

State Statutes on What Disclosures Landlords Must Make to Tenants

Alabama

Statute(s): Ala. Code § 35-9A-202

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Alaska

Statute(s): Alaska Stat. §§ 34.03.080, 34.03.150

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Arizona

Statute(s): Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 33-1314, 33-1314.01, 33-1319, 33-1321, 33-1322, 36-1637

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Arkansas

Statute(s): Ark. Code § 18-17-502

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California

Statute(s): Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1710.2, 1940.6, 1940.7, 1940.8, 1940.9, 1946.2, 1947.5, 1947.12, 1950.5(m), 1954.603, 2079.10a; Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 8538; Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 26147, 26148; Cal. Gov't. Code § 8589.45

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Colorado

Statute(s): Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 38-12-801, 38-12-803, 38-12-903, 38-12-904, 38-12-1005

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Connecticut

Statute(s): Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 19a-37, 47a-3e, 47a-3f, 47a-6, 47a-7a, 47a-23c

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Delaware

Statute(s): Del. Code tit. 25, §§ 5105, 5118, 5311, 5312, 5317, 5606

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District of Columbia

Statute(s): D.C. Code §§ 42-3502.22, 42-3505.10,42-3505.31, 42-3531.01 and following, 42-3551.02; 12 D.C. Mun. Regs. § PM-704G; 14 D.C. Mun. Regs. § 300

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Florida

Statute(s): Fla. Stat. §§ 83.50, 83.491, 404.056

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Georgia

Statute(s): Ga. Code §§ 44-1-16, 44-7-3, 44-7-20, 44-7-30, 44-7-33

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Hawaii

Statute(s): Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 521-42, 521-43

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Idaho

Statute(s): None

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Illinois

Statute(s): 425 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 60/3(d); 430 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 135/10(c); 720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 46/26; 765 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 730/0.01 to 730/6, 740/5

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Indiana

Statute(s): Ind. Code §§ 8-1-2-1.2, 32-31-1-21, 32-31-3-18, 32-31-5-7

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Iowa

Statute(s): Iowa Code § 562A.13

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Kansas

Statute(s): Kan. Stat. §§ 58-2548, 58-2551

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Kentucky

Statute(s): Ky. Rev. Stat. §§ 224.1-410, 383.585, 383.580; 902 Ky. Admin. Regs. 47:200

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Louisiana

Statute(s): La. Rev. Stat. §§ 9:3258.1 and 9:3260.1

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Maine

Statute(s): Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 14, §§ 6021-A, 6024, 6030-C, 6030-D, 6030-E, 6030-H; Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 35-A, § 10117

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Maryland

Statute(s): Md. Code Real Prop., §§ 8-203.1, 8-208, 8-210, 8-212.4, 8-218, 14-803, 14-804

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Massachusetts

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

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Michigan

Statute(s): Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 554.601b, 554.608, 554.634

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Minnesota

Statute(s): Minn. Stat. §§ 504B.120, 504B.151, 504B.171, 504B.173, 504B.181, 504B.182, 504B.195

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Mississippi

Statute(s): None

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Missouri

Statute(s): Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 441.236, 442.055, 535.185

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Montana

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

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Nebraska

Statute(s): Neb. Rev. Stat. § 76-1417

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Nevada

Statute(s): Nev. Rev. Stat. §§ 118A.200, 118A.275

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New Hampshire

Statute(s): N.H. Rev. Stat. §§ 477:4-g, 540-A:6

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New Jersey

Statute(s): N.J. Stat. §§ 46:8-44, 46:8-45, 46:8-46, 46:8-50, 46:8-55, 55:13A-7.14, 55:13A-7.18, 55:13A-7:19; N.J. Admin. Code §§ 5:10-27.1, 5:10-27 App. 27A

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New Mexico

Statute(s): N.M. Stat. § 47-8-19; N.M. Admin. Code § 20.4.5.13

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New York

Statute(s): N.Y. Envtl. Conserv. Law § 27-2405; N.Y. Real Prop. Law § 235-bb; N.Y. Mult. Res. Law §§ 3, 4, 15, 16; N.Y. Mult. Dwell. Law §§ 3, 4, 15, 68; N.Y. Exec. Law § 170-d; 9 NYCRR Section 4665.15; N.Y. Real Prop. Law § 231-b

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North Carolina

Statute(s): N.C. Gen. Stat. § 42-46

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North Dakota

Statute(s): N.D. Cent. Code § 47-16-07.2

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Ohio

Statute(s): Ohio Rev. Code § 5321.18

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Oklahoma

Statute(s): Okla. Stat. tit. 41, §§ 113a, 116, 118; Okla. Stat. tit. 74, § 324.11a

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Oregon

Statute(s): Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 90.155, 90.220, 90.222, 90.228, 90.295, 90.302, 90.305, 90.310, 90.315, 90.316, 90.317, 90.318, 90.367, 479.270

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Pennsylvania

Statute(s): None

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Rhode Island

Statute(s): R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 34-18-20, 34-18-22, 34-18-22.1

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South Carolina

Statute(s): S.C. Code §§ 5-25-1330, 27-40-410, 27-40-420

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South Dakota

Statute(s): S.D. Codified Laws § 43-32-30

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Tennessee

Statute(s): Tenn. Code §§ 66-28-302, 66-28-403

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Texas

Statute(s): Tex. Prop. Code §§ 92.008, 92.016, 92.019, 92.020, 92.056, 92.103, 92.111, 92.159, 92.201, 92.0131, 92.0135, 92.3515

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Utah

Statute(s): Utah Code §§ 57-17-2, 57-22-4, 57-27-201

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Vermont

Statute(s): None

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Virginia

Statute(s): Va. Code §§ 55.1-1204, 55.1-1206, 55.1-1212, 55.1-1214 to 1219, 55.1-1223

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Washington

Statute(s): Wash. Rev. Code §§ 59.18.060, 59.18.253, 59.18.257, 59.18.260, 59.18.285

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West Virginia

Statute(s): W. Va. Code §§ 15A-10-12, 37-6A-1(14); W. Va. Code R. § 64-92-7

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Wisconsin

Statute(s): Wis. Admin. Code §§ 134.04.06, 134.09; Wis. Stat. §§ 704.05, 704.07, 704.08, 704.14

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Wyoming

Statute(s): Wyo. Stat. § 1-21-1207

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