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DEADLINE FOR STATES RETURNING SECURITY DEPOSITS

State Security Deposit Return Timeline

Alabama - 35 days after termination of tenancy and delivery of possession

Alaska - 14 days if the tenant gives proper notice to terminate tenancy; 30 days if the tenant does not give proper notice

Arizona - 14 days

Arkansas - 60 days

California - 21 days

Colorado - One month, unless lease agreement specifies longer period of time (which may be no more than 60 days); 72 hours (not counting weekends or holidays) if a hazardous condition involving gas equipment requires tenant to vacate

Connecticut - 30 days, or within 15 days of receiving tenant's forwarding address, whichever is later

Delaware - 20 days

District of Columbia - 45 days

Florida - 15 to 60 days depending on whether tenant disputes deductions

Georgia - One month

Hawaii - 14 days

Idaho -21 days, or up to 30 days if landlord and tenant agree

Illinois -For properties with five or more units, 30 to 45 days, depending on whether tenant disputes deductions or if statement and receipts are furnished

Indiana - 45 days

Iowa - 30 days

Kansas - 30 days

Kentucky - 30-60 days, depending on whether tenant disputes deductions

Louisiana - One month

Maine - 30 days (if written rental agreement) or 21 days (if tenancy at will)

Maryland - 45 days

Massachusetts - 30 days

Michigan - 30 days

Minnesota -Three weeks after tenant leaves, and landlord receives mailing address; five days if tenant must leave due to building condemnation

Mississippi - 45 days

Missouri - 30 days

Montana - 30 days (10 days if no deductions)

Nebraska -14 days

Nevada - 30 days

New Hampshire -30 days; for shared facilities, if the deposit is more than 30 days' rent, landlord must provide written agreement acknowledging receipt and specifying when deposit will be returned -- if no written agreement, 20 days after tenant vacates.

New Jersey -30 days; five days in case of fire, flood, condemnation, or evacuation; does not apply to owner-occupied building with two or fewer units where tenant fails to provide 30 days' written notice to landlord invoking provisions of act

New Mexico - 30 days

New York -Reasonable time

North Carolina - 30 days; if landlord's claim against the deposit cannot be finalized within that time, landlord may send an interim accounting and a final accounting within 60 days of the tenancy's termination

North Dakota - 30 days

Ohio - 30 days

Oklahoma - 30 days

Oregon - 31 days

Pennsylvania - 30 days

Rhode Island - 20 days

South Carolina - 30 days

South Dakota - Two weeks, and must supply reasons if withholding any portion; 45 days for a written, itemized accounting, if tenant requests it

Tennessee No statutory deadline to return; 10 days to itemize

Texas - 30 days

Utah - 30 days, or within 15 days of receiving tenant's forwarding address, whichever is later, but if there is damage to the premises, 30 days

Vermont - 14 days; 60 days if the rental is seasonal and not intended as the tenant's primary residence

Virginia - 45 days

Washington - 14 days

West Virginia - 30 days

Wisconsin - 21 days

Wyoming - 30 days, when applying it to unpaid rent (or within 15 days of receiving tenant's forwarding address, whichever is later) additional 30 days allowed for deductions due to damage.