Notice of Entry Laws

The following is a summary of each state’s notice of entry requirements. Before a landlord accesses a rental property occupied by a tenant, advance notice is usually required. Exceptions are usually granted for emergency situations in most states. All common reasons for entry including emergencies, inspections, repairs, showing the space to prospective tenants before lease expiration and inspecting during a tenant’s extended absence have been provided below.

State Statute Notice Required (Normal Entry) Emergency Entry
Normal Entry
Alabama Ala. Code §§ 35-9A-303 to 304 Two days Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
Alaska Alaska Stat. § 34.03.140 24 hours Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
Arizona Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1341 Two days (written or oral notice); notice period does not apply, and tenant’s consent is assumed, if entry is pursuant to tenant’s request for maintenance. Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
Arkansas Ark. Code Ann. § 18-17-602 None specified Inspection, Repairs, Show
California Cal. Civ. Code § 1954 24 hours(48 hours for initial move-out inspection) Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
Colorado No statute
Connecticut Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 47a-16 to 47a-16a Reasonable notice Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
Delaware Del. Code Ann. tit. 25, §§ 5509, 5510 Two days Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
District of Columbia No statute
Florida Fla. Stat. Ann. § 83.53 12 hours Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
Georgia No statute
Hawaii Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 521-53, 521-70(b) Two days Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
Idaho No statute
Illinois No statute
Indiana Ind. Code Ann. § 32-31-5-6(e) Reasonable notice Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
Iowa Iowa Code Ann. §§ 562A.19, 562A.28, 562A.29 24 hours Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
Kansas Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 58-2557, 58-2565 Reasonable notice Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
Kentucky Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 383.615, 383.670 Two days Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
Louisiana La. Civ. Code art. 2693 None specified Repairs
Maine Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 6025 24 hours Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
Maryland No statute
Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 186, § 15B(1)(a)

105 CMR 410.810 (State Sanitary Code, Chapter II)

None specified in Mass. Gen. Laws. Reasonable notice required for entry to make repairs, under the State Sanitary Code. Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
Michigan No statute
Minnesota Minn. Stat. Ann. § 504B.211 Reasonable notice Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
Mississippi No statute
Missouri No statute
Montana Mont. Code Ann. § 70-24-312 24 hours Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
Nebraska Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 76-1423 One day Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 118A.330 24 hours Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
New Hampshire N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 540-A:3 Notice that is adequate under the circumstances Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
New Jersey N.J.A.C. 5:10-5.1 One day, by custom; in buildings with three or more units, one day (by regulation) Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
New Mexico N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 47-8-24, 47-8-34 24 hours Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
New York No statute
North Carolina No statute
North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code § 47-16-07.3 Reasonable notice Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
Ohio Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 5321.04(A)(8), 5321.05(B) 24 hours Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
Oklahoma Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 41, § 128 One day Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
Oregon Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.322 24 hours Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
Pennsylvania No statute
Rhode Island R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-18-26 Two days Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
South Carolina S.C. Code Ann. § 27-40-530 24 hours Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
South Dakota No statute
Tennessee Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 66-28-403, 66-28-507 24 hours (applies only within the final thirty days of the rental agreement term, when landlord intends to show the premises to prospective renters and this right of access is set forth in the rental agreement) Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
Texas No statute
Utah Utah Code Ann. § 57-22-5(2)(c) None specified Yes  Repairs
Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 9, § 4460 48 hours Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
Virginia Va. Code Ann. § 55-248.18 For routine maintenance only: 24 hours, but no notice needed if entry follows tenant’s request for maintenance Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show, Extended Absence
Washington Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 59.18.150 Two days; one day to show property to actual or prospective tenants or buyers Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
West Virginia No statute
Wisconsin Wis. Stat. Ann. § 704.05(2) Advance notice Yes Inspection, Repairs, Show
Wyoming No statute