Chart: Landlord-Tenant Statutes, State by State

Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, the legal relationship is established by various state laws. Below you will find links to the official landlord-tenant statutes for all 50 states and D.C. To get started, choose a link from the list below. See FindLaw's Landlord Tenant Law section for additional articles and resources.

Alabama Title 35, Chapter 9
Alaska Title 34, Chapter 34.03
Arizona

Title 33, Chapter 3

Arkansas Title 18, Subtitle 2, Chapter 16
California

Cal. Civil Code § 1925-1954 , Cal. Civil Code § 1961-1995

Colorado Title 38, Article 12, Part I and Part III
Connecticut Title 47a
Delaware Title 25, Chapters 51-59
District of Columbia

Title 42, Subtitle VII  

Florida Fla. Stat. Ann. § § 83.40 to 83.682
Georgia

Title 44, Chapter 7

Hawaii Chapter 521
Idaho

Title 55, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, §§ 208-308 (Property in General)
Title 6, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 (Actions in Particular Cases)

Illinois

Chapter 765 Sections 705 to 750

Indiana Title 32, Article 31
Iowa

Title XIV, Subtitle 2, Chapter 562  

Kansas

Chapter 58, Article 25, §§ 2501-2573

Kentucky Title XXXII, Chapter 383
Louisiana

Civil Code: Ancillaries - Leases; RS 9:3201 to 9:3341

Maine Title 14, Part 7, Chapter 709, Subchapter 1
Maryland

Real Property, Article, Title 8

Massachusetts Part II, Title I, Chapter 186
Michigan Chapter 554, Act 348 of 1972
Minnesota Chapter 504B
Mississippi

Title 89, Chapter 7 and Chapter 8

Missouri

Chapter 441 (Landlord-Tenant)
Chapter 535, 150-300 (Landlord-Tenant Actions)

Montana Title 70, Chapter 24-Chapter 27
Nebraska Chapter 76, §§ 1401-1449
Nevada

Title 10, Chapter 118 and Chapter 118A ("Landlord and Tenant")

New Hampshire

Title LV, Chapter 540 ("Actions Against Tenants")
Title LV, Chapter 540-A ("Prohibited Practices and Security Deposits")

New Jersey

Title 46, Chapter 8  

New Mexico

Chapter 47, Article 8

New York RPP: Real Property - Article 7: Landlord and Tenant
North Carolina Chapter 42: Landlord and Tenant
North Dakota

Title 47, Chapter 16: Leasing of Real Property

Ohio Chapter 5321: Landlords and Tenants
Oklahoma

Title 41: Landlord and Tenant [Microsoft Word Read-only file]

Oregon Chapter 90: Residential Landlord and Tenant
Pennsylvania Title 68, Chapter 8: Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951
Rhode Island Title 34, Chapter 18: Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
South Carolina Title 27, Chapter 40: Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
South Dakota Chapter 43-32: Lease of Real Property
Tennessee

 Title 66, Chapter 28

Texas

Title 8, Chapter 91 and Chapter 92

Utah

Title 57, Chapter 17 ("Residential Renters' Deposit")
Title 57, Chapter 22 ("Utah Fit Premises Act")

Vermont Title 9, Chapter 137: Residential Rental Agreements
Virginia

Title 55, Chapters 13.1-13.3

Washington Section 59.18: Residential Landlord-Tenant Act
West Virginia Chapter 37, sections 6-1 to 6-30
Wisconsin

Chapter 704  

Wyoming

Title 34, Chapter 2 ("Deeds, Mortgages, and Leases")
Title 1, Chapter 21, Article 12 ("Residential Rental Property")

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