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Legal Notice Requirements (Newspaper Ads)

You must read and understand the full content of your state's lien law before using Lockerfox. You are responsible for all aspects of compliance with the requirements. The Self Storage Association publishes Lien Law Annotated books for many states (Order at https://www.selfstorage.org/Products-Services/Books. If you're in Texas, the TXSSA publishes the Goldbook© Legal Reference (Available to members only). We also encourage you to join your state's Self Storage Association to keep up to date on auction best practices and legal updates. These interpretations are provided as a convenience, you should always refer to the full text of the lien law and consult your legal counsel.

IMPORTANT: Many states marked as green use the language any commercially reasonable manner in lieu of the newspaper. Some also contain a requirement that the sale be at least x days after the first advertisement. Thus, if using the online posting as the advertisement, you would need to make sure the unit is posted (open for bids) for at least x days. In addition, some states require the online posting to contain the unit number and/or tenant name (Lockerfox has features to automate this). We have marked these states as green because in practice it means you can skip the newspaper ad. As usual, the details are in the individual state's lien laws.


Legend:
GREEN States do not require a newspaper ad, subject to important notes shown above
YELLOW States can skip the newspaper ad with certain unusual conditions
RED States require a newspaper ad

AlabamaNo newspaper ad if operator determines value less than $500
AlaskaNo Lien Law in effect
ArizonaNo requirement for newspaper ad
ArkansasNo requirement for newspaper ad
CaliforniaRequired, once a week for 2 consecutive weeks
ColoradoNo requirement for newspaper ad
ConnecticutNo requirement for newspaper ad
DelawareNo requirement for newspaper ad
FloridaRequired, once a week for 2 consecutive weeks
GeorgiaRequired, once a week, for two consecutive weeks, in the legal organ for the county
HawaiiNo requirement for newspaper ad
IdahoRequired, once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county
IllinoisRequired, once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation
IndianaNo requirement for newspaper ad
IowaNo requirement for newspaper ad
KansasNo requirement for newspaper ad
KentuckyNo requirement for newspaper ad
LouisianaShow unit number and tenant name online, and open for bids 10+ days
MaineNo requirement for newspaper ad
MarylandNo requirement for newspaper ad
MassachusettsNo requirement for newspaper ad
MichiganRequired unless posted on a publicly available website identified in the rental agreement
MinnesotaRequired, once a week for two weeks consecutively in a newspaper of general circulation
MississippiNo requirement for newspaper ad
MissouriRequired, once in a newspaper of general circulation in the jurisdiction
MontanaNo requirement for newspaper ad
NebraskaNo requirement for newspaper ad
NevadaRequired, once a week for 2 consecutive weeks immediately preceding the date of the sale in a newspaper
New HampshireNo requirement for newspaper ad
New JerseyRequired, published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation
New MexicoRequired, once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation
New YorkNo requirement for newspaper ad
North CarolinaNo requirement for newspaper ad
North DakotaNo requirement for newspaper ad
OhioNo requirement for newspaper ad
OklahomaRequired, published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county
OregonRequired, if value more than $300, published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper
PennsylvaniaRequired, published two times preceding the date of sale in a newspaper
Rhode IslandRequired once a week for three (3) successive weeks if no personal service on notice to tenant
South CarolinaRequired, once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper
South DakotaRequired, published once in a newspaper of general circulation
TennesseeNo requirement for newspaper ad
TexasRequired, once in each of two consecutive weeks in a newspaper
UtahRequired, once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county
VermontNo requirement for newspaper ad
VirginiaNo requirement for newspaper ad
WashingtonNo requirement for newspaper ad
West VirginiaRequired unless tenant initials in rental agreement indicating online advertising
WisconsinRequired, once in a newspaper of general circulation
WyomingNo requirement for newspaper ad
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