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Lien Law Reference

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 excerpts are provided as a convenience, you should always refer to the full text of the lien law and consult your legal counsel.

Interesting notes that make various states just a little different:

  • Alabama, New Mexico requires a sign to be posted in the office drawing attention to the auction risk upon failure to pay.
  • Alabama, Kansas allows selling unit contents singly, or in lots.
  • Alabama, New Mexico, Ohio requires the tenant's last known address in the newspaper ad.
  • Arizona, Kansas states the sale must be in cash.
  • Arizona requires a sign to be posted in the office drawing attention to the auction risk upon failure to pay.
  • Arizona defines protected property and has an exclusion for such.
  • Arizona makes absolutely no mention of advertising the sale, just that 5 bidders attending is commercially reasonable.
  • Delaware has the longest time between first public notice and sale date (30 days).
  • New Mexico, Indiana have the longest required period of default before sale, 90 days.
  • North Carolina live auctions cannot occur on Sundays.
  • North Carolina, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Rhode Island allows the lienor to purchase at sale.
  • California, North Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee allows the lienor to move the occupants property.
  • Michigan allows opening containers for inventory.
  • Minnesota allows tenants to remove certain items, upon demand.
Alabama Self Storage Lien Law (Updates taking effect 10/1/21, stay tuned)
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This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Self-Service Storage Act."

No enforcement action shall be taken by the owner until the occupant has been in default continuously for a period of 30 days.

...notice shall be delivered in person or sent by certified or registered mail...

The owner shall have the right to... enter and/or remove the personal property... to other suitable storage space pending its sale...

...demand for payment within a specified time, not less than 15 days after delivery of the notice

After the expiration of the time given in the notice, an advertisement of the sale... shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper

...advertisement shall include... brief and general description... address of the self-service storage facility... the number, if any, of the space... name of the occupant and his last known address... time, place, and manner of the sale...

...shall take place not sooner than 15 days after the first publication...

Any sale... shall conform to the terms of the notification

The property may be sold singly, in lots or as a whole. Bids may be sealed or open.

A purchaser in good faith of the personal property... takes the property free of any rights of persons...

...shall hold the balance... for delivery to the occupant... If the occupant... does not claim the balance... within three years... it shall become the property of the owner...

Each owner... shall keep posted... in his office... a notice which shall read... "All articles stored by a rental agreement, and charges not having been paid for 30 days, will be sold or otherwise disposed of to pay charges."

Arizona Self Storage Lien Law
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"Personal information" has the same meaning prescribed in section 44-7501 and includes passport information and medical or legal records.

"Protected property" means personal property the sale or disposal of which is regulated by state or federal law and that is one of the following: (a) Documents, files or electronic data that contains personal information relating to clients, customers, patients or others in connection with the occupant's business. (b) Alcoholic beverages. (c) Pharmaceuticals other than those dispensed by a licensed pharmacy for the occupant's personal use. (d) Firearms.

The rental agreement shall contain a provision requiring the occupant to disclose... Whether any protected property is or will be stored...

If the occupant is in default for a period of more than thirty days, the operator may foreclose the lien by selling the property... at a public sale, for cash

...or if the property is protected property, by disposing of the property pursuant to this section.

Before conducting a sale... the operator shall... Send notice of the default by verified mail or electronic mail to the occupant at the occupant's last known address.

Send a second notice of default by first class mail not less than seven days after the mailing date of the first notice

...demand for payment of the charges due within a specified time, not less than fourteen days after the mailing date of the second notice

...statement that unless the claim is paid within the time stated the contents... will be sold at a specified time and place, or in the case of protected property, otherwise disposed of at a specified time and place.

At any time before a sale... the occupant may pay the amount necessary... and redeem the occupant's personal property.

If the leased space contains protected property and the operator has actual knowledge of the protected property, the protected property shall not be sold but is subject to disposal by the operator. Proper disposal methods include destruction of the protected property or surrendering... to appropriate state or federal authorities.

If five or more bidders... are in attendance... the sale and its proceeds are deemed to be commercially reasonable.

A purchaser in good faith of any personal property sold under this article... Does not acquire ownership of protected property contained in the leased space and shall return to the operator any protected property...

A purchaser in good faith... Except for protected property... takes the property free and clear of any rights of any party.

Each operator acting pursuant to this article shall at all times keep posted... a notice that reads as follows: Articles stored pursuant to a rental agreement may be sold or disposed of if any storage charges are overdue for more than thirty days.

California Self Storage Lien Law
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If any part of the rent or other charges due from an occupant remain unpaid for 14 consecutive days, an owner may terminate the right of the occupant to the use of the storage space... by sending a notice to the occupant’s last known address... (ed. This is the Preliminary Lien Notice)

...the occupant’s right to use the storage space will terminate on a specified date (not less than 14 days after the mailing of the notice) unless all sums due are paid...

...If the notice has been sent... and the total sum due has not been paid... the owner may... Deny an occupant access to the space... Enter the space... Remove any property found therein to a place of safekeeping...

...the owner shall send to the occupant... A notice of lien sale...

...the property will be sold... after a specified date that is not less than 14 days from the date of mailing the notice, unless the occupant executes and returns by certified mail a declaration in opposition to lien sale

After the expiration of the time given in the notice of lien sale... an advertisement of the sale shall be published once a week for two weeks consecutively in a newspaper...

The advertisement shall include a general description of the goods, the name of the person on whose account they are being stored, and the name and location of the storage facility.

...a commercially reasonable manner of sale includes... an in-person auction or a sale on a publicly accessible Internet Web site that customarily conducts online auctions or sales.

A purchaser in good faith of goods sold... takes the goods free of any rights of persons against whom the lien was claimed...

Connecticut Self Storage Lien Law
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The owner shall notify the occupant... demand for payment within a specified time not less than fourteen days after

After the expiration of the time given in the notice... if the owner wishes, he may place an advertisement of the sale... in a newspaper

...sale... shall not take place sooner than ten days after the first publication of the advertisement nor sixty days after the date of default.

A purchaser in good faith of personal property sold to satisfy the lien provided for in section 42-160 takes the property free of any rights...

Delaware Self Storage Lien Law
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The occupant shall be notified... ...notice shall be delivered in person, by verified mail, by electronic mail, or sent by certified mail to the last-known address of the occupant

...demand for payment within a specified time not less than 30 days after delivery

After the expiration of the time given... an advertisement of the sale... shall be published once a week for 2 consecutive weeks... or on a publicly accessible independent website that regularly conducts online auction of personal property

The advertisement shall include... brief and general description... address of the self-service storage facility and the number,if any, of the space... the name of the occupant... time, place and manner of the sale

The sale... shall take place not sooner than 30 days after the first publication

Any sale... shall be held at the self-service storage facility... A public sale includes offering the property on a publically accessible website that regularly conducts online auction of personal property. Such sale shall be considered incidental to the self-storage business and no license shall be required.

A purchaser in good faith... takes the property free of any rights of persons against whom the lien was valid

The owner shall not be liable for identity theft or other harm resulting from the misuse of information contained in documents or electronic storage media that are part of the occupant's property sold... and of which the owner did not have actual knowledge.

Florida Self Storage Lien Law
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Upon the failure of a tenant to pay the rent when it becomes due, the owner may, without notice, after 5 days from the date the rent is due, deny the tenant access to the personal property...

The tenant shall be notified by written notice delivered in person, by e-mail, or by first-class mail with a certificate of mailing to the tenant’s last known address and conspicuously posted at the self-service storage facility or on the self-contained storage unit.

...demand for payment within a specified time not less than 14 days after...

...statement that, unless the claim is paid...property will be advertised for sale or other disposition and will be sold or otherwise disposed of at a specified time and place.

...advertisement of the sale...shall be published once a week for 2 consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation...

...advertisement shall include...brief and general description...address of the self-service storage facility...name of the tenant...time, place, and manner of the sale...

...sale may be conducted on a public website...facility or unit owner is not required to hold a license to post property for online sale.

...sale or other disposition shall take place at least 15 days after the first publication.

...balance, if any, shall be held by the owner for delivery on demand to the tenant. A notice of any balance shall be delivered...to the tenant...tenant does not claim the balance of the proceeds within 2 years...proceeds shall be deemed abandoned

Georga Self Storage Lien Law
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If any monthly installment is not paid by the seventh calendar day of the month due...Occupant shall be deemed to be in default...FROM DATE PAYMENT WAS DUE

If Occupant has been in default continuously for thirty (30) days, Owner may enforce its lien...

Occupant shall be notified of Owner's intent to enforce Owner's lien by written notice delivered in person, by verified mail, or by e-mail.

...notice shall demand payment within a specified time, not less than fourteen (14) days after delivery of the notice...

After the expiration of the time given in Owner's notice, Owner shall publish an advertisement of the public sale to the highest bidder, once a week, for two consecutive weeks, in the legal organ for the county...

...advertisement shall include: a brief and general description of the personal property, reasonably adequate to permit its identification; the address of the self-service storage facility, and the number, if any, of the space where the personal property is located, and the name of Occupant; and the time, place, and manner of the public sale.

...sale shall be deemed commercially reasonable if at least three (3) independent bidders attend the sale...

...sale to the highest bidder shall take place not sooner than fifteen (15) days after the first publication.

...public sale includes offering the property on a publicly accessible website...

...sale shall be considered incidental to the self-storage business and no license shall be required.

If no one purchases the property at the public sale...Owner may otherwise dispose of the property and shall notify Occupant of the action taken.

Before any sale or other disposition of personal property... Occupant may pay the amount necessary to satisfy the lien and the reasonable expenses incurred and thereby redeem the personal property...

A Purchaser in good faith of the personal property sold to satisfy Owner's lien takes the property free of any rights of persons against whom the lien was valid...

Owner shall hold the balance of the proceeds, if any, for Occupant...

If the rental agreement is with a service member, the owner shall comply with all terms of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act...

Illinois Self Storage Lien Law
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This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Self-Service Storage Facility Act"

The occupant shall be notified; (B) The notice shall be delivered: (1) in person; or (2) by verified mail or by electronic mail to the last known address of the occupant

A demand for payment within a specified time not less than 14 days after delivery of the notice

A conspicuous statement that unless the claim is paid within the time stated in the notice... will be sold or otherwise disposed of at a specified time and place.

After the expiration of the time given in the notice, an advertisement of the sale or other disposition shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper

The advertisement shall include (1) The name of the facility, address, telephone number, date, time, location, and manner of lien sale and the occupant's name and unit number.

The sale or other disposition shall take place not sooner than 15 days after the first publication.

A sale under this Section shall be deemed to be held at the self-service storage facility where the personal property is stored if the sale is held on a publicly accessible online website

Before any sale or other disposition of personal property pursuant to this Section, the occupant may pay the amount necessary to satisfy the lien

A purchaser in good faith of the personal property sold to satisfy a lien, as provided for in Section 3 of this Act, takes the property free of any rights of persons against whom the lien was valid

...the owner... shall hold the balance, if any, for delivery on demand to the occupant. If the occupant does not claim the balance of the proceeds within one year... it shall become the property of the owner...

Indiana Self Storage Lien Law
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After a renter has been in default continuously for at least thirty (30) days, an owner may begin enforcement of the owner's lien

An owner enforcing the owner's lien under this chapter may... move the renter's personal property from the rented space to another storage space...

An owner... shall send the renter, by electronic mail or verified mail and addressed to the last known address of the renter, a written notice

a demand for payment of the amount due before a specified time at least thirty (30) days after the date of the mailing

After the expiration of the time stated in the ... notice... the owner shall cause an advertisement of sale to be published one (1) time before the date of the sale in a newspaper

The advertisement must include a statement that the personal property stored in the renter's rented space will be sold to satisfy the owner's lien, address of the self-service storage facility, number of the space, name of the renter, manner of the sale, time and place of the sale

As an alternative to the publication... may advertise the sale in any other commercially reasonable manner that is likely to attract at least three (3) independent bidders to the sale.

An advertisement by an alternative method permitted under this section must include the information required

The sale must be held at least ten (10) days after... the publication

Any sale of the personal property under this chapter shall be held... at the self-service storage facility or... through a publicly accessible Internet web site

The owner may buy the personal property at any sale under this chapter

Kansas Self Storage Lien Law (HB2112 has updates effective July 1, 2021 - stay tuned!)
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...may be cited as the self-service storage act...

If the occupant is in default for a period of more than 45 days, the operator may enforce the lien by selling the property stored in the leased space for cash.

Sale of the property stored on the premises may be by public or private proceedings and may also be as a unit or in parcels...

The operator may otherwise dispose of any property which has no commercial value.

Notify the occupant of the default by first-class mail at the occupant's last-known address...

send a second notice of default, not less than seven days after...

...a demand for payment of the charges due within a specified time, not less than 10 days after the date of the notice

At least seven days before the sale, advertise the time, place and terms of the sale in a newspaper of general circulation... Such advertisement shall be in the classified section of the newspaper

A purchaser in good faith of any personal property sold under the self-service storage act takes the property free and clear...

Kentucky Self Storage Lien Law (Updates going into effect 6/28/21 - Stay tuned!)
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...shall be known as the Kentucky Self-Service Storage Act of 1988

If the occupant is in default for a period of more than forty-five (45) days, the operator may enforce a lien by selling the property stored in the leased space at a public or private sale, for cash.

Before conducting a sale...operator shall...Notify the occupant of the default by regular or verified electronic mail...

Send a second notice of default by verified mail or verified electronic mail...which includes...demand for payment...not less than fourteen (14) days after...

At least three (3) days before the sale, advertise the time, place, and terms of the sale in a newspaper of general circulation

The sale under this section shall be held at the self-service storage facility...or a publicly accessible Web site.

Hold the balance, if any, for delivery to any other recorded lienholders who present claims within sixty (60) days. Deliver, upon expiration of sixty (60) days, the balance... to the occupant.

A purchaser in good faith... takes the property free and clear...

If the occupant is in default for more than sixty (60) days and the personal property... is a motor vehicle... the operator may... have the vehicle or watercraft towed

Maryland Self Storage Lien Law
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The rental agreement shall contain a statement, in bold type...may be towed or removed...if...motor vehicle or watercraft...in default for more than 60 days...that a sale...may be advertised...In a newspaper...by electronic mail...on an online web site.

If the occupant is in default for a period of more than 60 days, the operator may enforce the lien by selling the personal property...at a public sale, for cash.

...the operator shall... notify the occupant of the default by hand delivery, verified mail, or electronic mail at the occupant’s last known address

A demand for payment of the charges due within a specified time, not less than 14 days after the date that the notice was mailed

...at least 3 days before conducting a sale under this section, the operator shall advertise the time, place, and terms of the sale...in a newspaper...by electronic mail...on an online web site.

At any time before a sale under this section, the occupant may pay the amount necessary to satisfy the lien and redeem the occupant’s personal property.

A sale under this section shall be deemed to be held at the self–service storage facility where the personal property is stored if the sale is held on an online auction Web site.

Mail the balance, if any, by certified mail to the occupant...

...purchaser in good faith of any personal property sold under this subtitle takes the property free and clear...

Massachusetts Self Storage Lien Law
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...lien may be enforced by selling the property stored in the leased space at a public or private sale

No sooner than five days after such default, the occupant... shall be notified by regular mail or electronic mail...

No sooner than 14 days after default, the occupant... shall be notified by electronic mail or verified mail... notice of a pending sale...

...demand for payment... not less than fourteen days after receipt of notification

After the expiration of the time given... an advertisement of the sale shall be published once per week for 2 consecutive weeks (i) in a newspaper of general circulation, (ii) in a periodical that circulates weekly... (iii) or by advertising the sale in any other commercially reasonable manner

...manner of advertisement shall be deemed commercially reasonable if at least 3 independent bidders attend the sale

The advertisement shall include a description of the property, if known, the name of the person on whose account the property is being held and the time and place of the sale

The sale shall take place at least 15 days after the first publication

The operator may buy at any public sale pursuant to this section

The sale shall be at the self-service storage facility... or on a publicly accessible website.

A purchaser in good faith of goods sold to enforce an operator's lien takes the property free...

Michigan Self Storage Lien Law
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This act shall be known and may be cited as the "self-service storage facility act".

The tenant and any occupant designated by the tenant... shall be notified of the owner's intent to enforce the owner's lien...

A demand for payment within a specified time not less than 14 days after delivery

...the contents of the storage space may be moved to another storage space pending its sale or other disposition...

After the expiration of the time given in the notice... an advertisement of the sale... shall be published once a week for 2 consecutive weeks in the... newspaper... or posted once per week for 2 consecutive weeks on a publicly available website identified in the rental agreement.

An advertisement under this section shall include all of the following: brief, general inventory... address of the self-storage facility... the name of the tenant.... time, place, and manner of the sale

sale or other disposition shall not take place sooner than 15 days after the first publication of the advertisement

...container closed in such a manner may be opened and its contents inventoried

A purchaser in good faith of the personal property sold under this section takes the property free of any right of a person against whom the lien was valid...

If an owner reasonably believes that a storage space contains any documents or other media containing confidential, proprietary, or personal identification information, the owner is authorized to destroy any or all of the documents or media in lieu of a sale under this section. An owner who destroys documents or media under this subsection is not liable to any person for the destruction.

If an owner has actual knowledge of, and the storage space contains, any property that the owner may not lawfully sell, the owner is authorized to properly dispose of the property in any manner allowed by applicable law in lieu of a sale under this section. An owner who disposes of property under this subsection is not liable to any person for the disposal.

Minnesota Self Storage Lien Law
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"Default" means failure of the occupant to pay the rent and other charges becoming due under the rental agreement within 15 days after the rents and other charges become due

Upon default, the owner shall mail notice of default...

The occupant may remove from the self-service storage facility personal papers, health aids, personal clothing of the occupant and the occupant's dependents, and personal property that is necessary for the livelihood of the occupant, that has a market value of less than $50 per item, if demand is made...

The owner must notify the occupant and any person who has delivered to the owner a written notice of a claim of an interest in the contents in the storage space...

demand for payment within a specified time not less than 14 days after delivery

A sale of personal property may take place no sooner than 45 days after default or, if the personal property is a motor vehicle or watercraft, no sooner than 60 days after default.

After the expiration of the time given in the notice, the sale must be published once a week for two weeks consecutively in a newspaper...

The sale may take place no sooner than 15 days after the first publication.

The advertisement must include a description of the goods, the name of the person on whose account the goods are being held, and the time and place of the sale

A sale of the personal property must be public and must be either: (1) held via an online auction; or (2) held at the storage facility

No owner shall advertise or represent its services, or permit its services to be advertised or represented, in a manner that uses the word "warehouse" unless the owner is licensed and bonded...

Missouri Self Storage Lien Law
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If the occupant is in default for a period of more than forty-five days, the operator may enforce the lien.... sell the property stored in the leased space for cash

Sale of the property stored on the premises may be done at a public or private sale, may be done as a unit or in parcels

The operator may otherwise dispose of any property which has no commercial value.

At least forty-five days before any disposition of property under this section, which shall run concurrently with subsection 2 of this section, notify the occupant and each lienholder...

No sooner than ten days after mailing the notice required in subdivision (1) of this subsection, mail a second notice of default

...demand for payment of the charges due within a specified time, not less than ten days after

At least seven days before the sale, advertise the time, place and terms of the sale in a newspaper...

A purchaser in good faith of any personal property sold under sections 415.400 to 415.425 takes the property free and clear of any rights of any persons...

New Jersey Self Storage Lien Law
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An owner's lien for a claim which is more than 30 days overdue may be satisfied...

...notice shall be delivered in person or sent by verified mail or electronic mail...

...demand for payment within a specified time not less than 14 days after delivery of the notice...

A conspicuous statement that unless the claim is paid within the time stated in the notice, the personal property will be advertised for sale. The notice shall specify time and place of the sale

After the expiration of the time given in the notice, an advertisement of the sale shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper

...advertisement shall include... brief and general description... address of the self-service storage facility and the number, if any, of the space where the personal property is located and the name of the occupant... time, place, and manner of the sale

The sale shall take place not sooner than 15 days after the final publication.

New Mexico Self Storage Lien Law
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This act may be cited as the "Self-Service Storage Lien Act"

after the occupant has been in default continuously for a period of thirty days, the owner may enter the space and may remove the personal property within it to a safe place

no action to sell any property... shall be taken by an owner until the occupant has been in default continuously for a period of ninety days.

...a demand for payment within a specified time, not less than fifteen days after the delivery of the notice

owner shall publish an advertisement of the sale or other disposition of the property once a week for two consecutive weeks

The advertisement shall include... brief and general description... address of the self-service storage facility... name and last known address of the occupant... time, place and manner of the sale

The sale or disposition shall take place not sooner than fifteen days after the first publication

Any sale... shall be held at the self-service storage facility... or may be conducted on a publicly accessible online web site

A good faith purchaser takes the property free of any rights of an unsecured lienholder and free of any rights of a secured lienholder who has received notice by owner as provided in this section

Each owner shall post in a prominent place in his office at all times a notice which reads as follows: "All articles stored under a rental agreement, which have incurred unpaid charges for thirty days, will be sold or otherwise disposed of to pay charges at the end of ninety days.".

New York Self Storage Lien Law
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An owner’s lien may be enforced by public or private sale... at any time or place and on any terms which are commercially reasonable...

...notice shall include... demand for payment within a specified time not less than thirty days from mailing

North Carolina Self Storage Lien Law
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If the rent and other charges... remain unpaid or unsatisfied for 15 days... the owner may enforce the lien by a public sale or other disposition of the property

...the lienor following the expiration of the 15-day period... shall issue notice to... the occupant... at his last known address.

...occupant must, within 10 days from the date of the mailing of the notice from the lienor, notify the lienor of his desire for a hearing

Upon the expiration of the 10-day notice, the occupant's tenancy shall be terminated, and the lienor may move the occupant's property to another place of safekeeping.

Not less than 20 days prior to sale by public sale the lienor... Shall cause notice to be delivered by certified mail to... the occupant...

Not less than five days prior to sale by public sale, the lienor shall publish notice of sale either (i) in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the sale is to be held or (ii) in any other commercially reasonable manner.

The manner of advertisement shall be deemed commercially reasonable if at least three independent bidders attend the sale at the time and place advertised...

The sale shall be conducted in a commercially reasonable manner... including offering property to an audience of bidders through an online, publicly accessible auction Web site.

If the sale is a live auction conducted at the facility... the sale must be held on a day other than Sunday and between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.

A lienor may purchase at public sale.

A purchaser in good faith... takes the property free of any rights of persons against whom the lien was valid.

North Dakota Self Storage Lien Law (Updates going into effect 8/1/21 - Stay tuned!)
Ohio Self Storage Lien Law
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The notice shall be delivered in person , sent by certified mail, or sent by first-class mail with a certificate of mailing to the last known address of each person who is required to be notified...

A demand for payment within a specified time not less than ten days after delivery of the notice

...unless the claim is paid within that time the personal property will be advertised for sale and will be sold by auction...

...if no person purchases the personal property at the auction, the personal property may be sold at a private sale or destroyed

...notice given pursuant to this section shall be presumed delivered, if the notice is sent by first-class mail with a certificate of mailing, when it is deposited with the United States postal service...

...an advertisement of the sale shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper...or any other commercially reasonable manner...shall be deemed commercially reasonable if at least three independent bidders attend the sale...

...advertisement shall include all of the following...brief and general description... name and last known address of the occupant...address of the self-service storage facility...time, place, and manner of the sale...

...sale shall take place at least fifteen days after the first publication...

...purchaser at auction in good faith...takes the property free and clear...despite noncompliance by the owner with the requirements...

The owner may examine any personal property to be sold pursuant to this section. The examination may include, but is not limited to, the opening of any trunk, valise, box, or other container that is locked, fastened, sealed, tied, or otherwise closed in a manner that deters immediate access to its contents.

...owner may satisfy the owner's lien from the proceeds...shall mail the balance, if any, by certified mail to the occupant...

An owner may buy at any public sale held pursuant to this section.

Any reasonable expense incurred in rent collection or lien enforcement by an owner may be charged to the occupant...

Oklahoma Self Storage Lien Law
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...shall be known and may be cited as the "Self-Service Storage Facility Lien Act".

If the personal property is a vehicle, watercraft or trailer and rent and other charges remain unpaid for sixty (60) days, the facility owner may have the vehicle, watercraft or trailer towed

No enforcement action shall be taken by the owner until the occupant has been in default continuously for a period of thirty (30) days.

After... thirty (30) days, the owner may begin enforcement action if the occupant has been notified in writing.... delivered in person or sent by verified mail... or, if mutually agreed... in the rental agreement or in an addendum to the rental agreement, by electronic mail.

...demand for payment within a specified time not less than fifteen (15) days after delivery of the notice...

...advertisement of the sale or other disposition shall be published once in a newspaper...

advertisement... shall include... brief and general description... address of the self-service storage facility... the number, if any, of the space... the name of the occupant... last-known address... time, place, and manner of the sale

sale or other disposition shall take place not sooner than fifteen (15) days after the publication

Any sale or other disposition of the personal property shall be held online, at the self- service storage facility or at the nearest suitable place

A purchaser in good faith of the personal property... takes the property free of any rights of persons against whom the lien was valid

...owner shall hold the excess proceeds for a period of ninety (90) days...

Pennsylvania Self Storage Lien Law
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This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Self-Service Storage Facility Act".

No enforcement action shall be taken by the owner until the occupant has been in default continuously for a period of 30 days.

After the occupant has been in default continuously for a period of 20 days, the owner shall have the right to deny the occupant's access to the leased space

The owner may also enter and remove the personal property from the leased space to another suitable storage space pending its sale or other disposition after the occupant has been in default continuously for a period of 30 or more days.

notice shall contain the following... demand for payment... not less than 30 days after the date of notice

A conspicuous statement in bold print that... the personal property will be advertised for sale or will be otherwise disposed of at a specified time and place, not less than 30 days after the date of the notice.

After the expiration of the time stated in the notice and if the personal property has not otherwise been disposed of... advertisement of sale to be published two times preceding the date of sale in a newspaper...

...advertisement shall include... number... of the space... the name of the occupant... time, place and manner of sale

sale shall take place no sooner than ten days after the first publication

Before any sale or other disposition of personal property, the occupant may pay the amount necessary to satisfy the owner's lien...

Any sale or other disposition of the personal property shall conform to the terms of the notification as provided for in this section.

If the personal property is advertised for sale and the sale is not consummated, the owner shall give written notice to the occupant of other disposition of the personal property.

A purchaser in good faith of the personal property sold to satisfy the owner's lien takes the property free of any rights of persons...

The owner may buy at any sale of personal property to enforce the owner's lien.

owner may satisfy his lien from the proceeds of the sale but shall hold the balance, if any, for delivery on demand to the occupant.

owner shall not be liable to an occupant... for the removal or sale of personal property which is not the property of the occupant... unless notice shall have been given to the owner by the occupant that the property placed in the leased space was not that of the occupant.

If a rental agreement contains a limit on the value of property that may be stored... the limit is deemed to be the maximum value of the stored property, provided that this limit provision must be printed in bold type or underlined in the rental agreement in order to be enforceable.

Rhode Island Self Storage Lien Law
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This chapter shall be known as the "Rhode Island Self-Service Storage Facility Act"

...enforce its lien by selling the stored property at a public or private sale...

...notice shall be delivered in person or by regular mail to the last known address... or by verified electronic mail...

No sooner than fourteen (14) days after default, the occupant shall again be notified

...demand for payment of the claim by a specified date not less than fourteen (14) days after mailing...

If the owner is not able to obtain personal service on those persons... or if the certified mail return receipt is not signed... then the owner shall be required to give notice by publication once a week for three (3) successive weeks in a newspaper...

When notice is by publication... demand for payment... no less than thirty (30) days after...

After expiration of the time given in the second (2nd) notice... and the owner wishes to sell the personal property to satisfy its lien, an advertisement of the sale must be published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks on a publicly accessible website identified in the rental agreement.

The advertisement must include the name of the person on whose account it is being stored and the time and place of sale.

The sale must take place no sooner than ten (10) days after the first publication.

The owner may buy at any sale...

A purchaser in good faith of the personal property sold to enforce the owner's lien takes the personal property free of any rights...

The owner shall not be liable for identity theft or other harm resulting from the misuse of information contained within...

South Carolina Self Storage Lien Law
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This chapter is known and may be cited as the "South Carolina Self-Service Storage Facility Act".

When rent is seven or more calendar days past due the owner may deny the occupant access to the personal property located in the self-service storage facility.

When rent is fourteen or more days past due the occupant must be notified by written notice...

Owner's notice to occupant shall include... demand for payment within a specified time not less than fourteen days after delivery

After the expiration of the fifty-day default period, the owner shall publish an advertisement of the public sale to the highest bidder once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper

The advertisement shall include... brief and general description... address of the self-storage facility... time, place, and manner of the public sale

If the owner determines that the property in the storage space has a sale value of less than three hundred dollars, the owner, at the owner's sole discretion, may hold the property for sixty days from the date notice was provided pursuant to this section. If the occupant fails to claim the goods and pay the rent owed during that period, the owner may destroy or dispose of the property without further notice to occupant and occupant's debt shall be extinguished and the owner shall have no liability to the occupant or any other person for the personal property.

If no one purchases the property at the public sale and if the owner has complied with the foregoing procedures, the owner may otherwise dispose of the property and shall notify the occupant of the action taken.

Before any sale or other disposition of personal property pursuant to this agreement, the occupant may pay the amount necessary to satisfy the lien...

Tennessee Self Storage Lien Law
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May overlock after 5 days... may enter and remove the personal property from the leased space to other suitable storage space pending its sale...

...owner shall notify the occupant of the owner’s intent to enforce the owner’s lien by written notice delivered by hand delivery, by verified mail, or by electronic mail...

...property will be advertised for sale or will be otherwise disposed of at a specified time and place, not sooner than sixty (60) days after default

If the personal property is advertised for sale and the sale is not consummated, the owner shall give written notice to the occupant of other disposition...

Any sale or other disposition of the personal property must be held at the self-service storage facility, online, or at the nearest suitable place to where the personal property is held or stored

...owner shall advertise the sale of the personal property in a commercially reasonable manner...

The manner of advertisement is deemed commercially reasonable if not less than three (3) potential bidders participate in the sale

Before any sale or other disposition of personal property pursuant to this section, the occupant may pay the amount necessary...

The owner may buy at any sale...

A purchaser in good faith of the personal property sold to satisfy the owner’s lien takes the property free of any rights...

The owner is not liable for identity theft or other harm resulting from the misuse of information contained in a document or electronic storage media...

Texas Self Storage Lien Law
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If the tenant fails to satisfy the claim on or before the 14th day after the date the notice is delivered, the lessor must publish or post notices advertising the sale...

...the lessor may not sell the property until the 15th day after the date the notice is first published...

The notice advertising the sale must contain... general description ...statement that the property is being sold to satisfy a landlord's lien... tenant's name address of the self-service storage facility time, place, and terms of the sale

...the place of a sale is... physical address of the location of the sale if the sale is conducted at the self-service storage facility ...address of the Internet website...

...lessor must publish the notice once in each of two consecutive weeks in a newspaper...

A sale under this subchapter must be a public sale... conducted at the self-service storage facility... or... conducted through an Internet website accessible to the public

The lessor must conduct the sale according to the terms specified in the notice advertising the sale and sell the property to the highest bidder.

Virginia Self Storage Lien Law
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After the occupant has been in default for a period of 10 days... owner shall send a further notice of default... demand for payment of the charges due within a specified time not less than 20 days after

Any public auction of the personal property shall be held (i) at the self-service storage facility... or (iii) online.

...advertisement shall be published in a newspaper... at least once prior to the public auction

The advertisement shall state (a) the fact that it is a public auction; (b) the date, time, and location of the public auction; and (c) the form of payment that will be accepted

A purchaser in good faith of any personal property sold or otherwise disposed of pursuant to this chapter takes such property free and clear of any rights of persons against whom the lien was valid.

West Virginia Self Storage Lien Law
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This article may be known as the "Self-Service Storage Lien Act"

The rental agreement shall contain... A statement advising the occupant that a sale... may be advertised... On an online website.

If the occupant is in default for a period of more than 60 days, the operator may enforce the lien by selling...

Before conducting a sale... the operator shall, subject to subdivision (2) of this subsection, notify the occupant...

The notice shall include... demand for payment of the charges due within a specified time, not less than 14 days after the date

at least three days before conducting a sale under this section, the operator shall advertise the time, place, and terms of the sale

(i) In a newspaper of general circulation in the jurisdiction where the sale is to be held; or

(ii) By electronic mail;

(iii) On an online website

operator may not advertise the sale in the manner provided under subparagraph (ii) or (iii) of this paragraph unless the occupant provides the occupant’s initials next to the statement in the rental agreement required under this article

The operator may dispose of the personal property if the operator has complied with subsection (b) of this section and the property has not been purchased

A purchaser in good faith of any personal property sold under this article takes the property free and clear of any rights of persons against whom the lien was valid.

Wisconsin Self Storage Lien Law
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May overlock after 7 days

A first notice sent by regular mail...

A 2nd notice sent by certified mail or 1st class mail with a certificate of mailing... demand for payment... 14 days after the date of the notice

...property may be disposed of if the fair market value of the property is less than $100...

An advertisement of the sale is published once a week for 2 consecutive weeks in a newspaper... contains... brief and general description... address of the self-service storage facility... name of the lessee...

...sale takes place not sooner than 15 days after the first publication...

...personal property is offered either as a single parcel or multiple parcels at a public sale attended by 3 or more bidders

...purchaser in good faith of personal property sold takes the personal property free and clear...

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