Notice Requirements for Landlords Entering Rented Property – By State

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Notice Requirements for Landlords Entering Rented Property – By State

Oh My Apartment · Feb 6, 2012

Below are the notice requirements for the amount of notice landlords must give tenants before they enter a rented property (in non-emergency situations). For more details, see your state’s landlord-tenant statutes.

Source – Nolo.com

State – Amount of Notice Required
Alabama – Two days
Alaska – 24 hours
Arizona – Two days
Arkansas – No statute
California – 24 hours; 48 hours for initial move-out inspection
Colorado – No statute
Connecticut – reasonable notice
Delaware – Two days
District of Columbia – No statute
Florida – 12 hours
Georgia – No statute
Hawaii – Two days
Idaho – No statute
Illinois – No statute
Indiana – Reasonable notice
Iowa – 24 hours
Kansas – Reasonable notice
Kentucky – Two days
Louisiana – No statute
Maine – 24 hours
Maryland – No statute
Massachusetts – No notice specified
Michigan – No statute
Minnesota – Reasonable notice
Mississippi – No statute
Missouri – No statute
Montana – 24 hours
Nebraska – One day
Nevada – 24 hours
New Hampshire – Notice that is adequate under the circumstances
New Jersey – One day for inspections and repairs
New Mexico – 24 hours
New York – No statute
North Carolina – No statute
North Dakota – Reasonable notice
Ohio – 24 hours
Oklahoma – One day
Oregon – 24 hours
Pennsylvania – No statute
Rhode Island – Two days
South Carolina – 24 hours
South Dakota – No statute
Tennessee – No notice specified
Texas – No statute
Utah – 24 hours, unless rental agreement specifies otherwise
Vermont – 48 hours
Virginia – 24 hours, but no notice if entry follows tenant’s request for maintenance
Washington – Two days; one day to show property to actual or prospective tenants or buyers
West Virginia – No statute
Wisconsin – advance notice
Wyoming – No statute

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