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The DSSA is ever vigilant in protecting the industry from unnecessary laws or regulations. If you have questions or concerns regarding the industry’s relationship with the government, please feel free to contact us.


Certified Mail

Eliminates the requirement to send lien notifications via certified mail and allows notice to be sent by "verified mail."

Newspaper Advertising

This effort seeks to eliminate or modify the requirement to publish auction notices "in a newspaper of general circulation," as opposed to simply posting online.

Vehicles & Watercraft

Allows the operator to dispose of abandoned vehicles and watercraft more expeditiously, when a tenant has failed to pay.

Email Notifications

Provides operators with the ability to email lien notifications and other official communications.

Contractual Value Limitations

Provides legal protection for contractual limits on the amount or value of contents in a storage unit.

Late Fee Standardization

An industry-wide effort to standardize late fees in the amount of $20 or 20 percent, whichever is greater.

Limited Lines Insurance

Allows licensed operators to sell stored property insurance to their tenants.

Building Codes

Monitoring and/or amending reasonable building code requirements for the industry.

Online Auctions

Provides operators with the ability to hold auctions online as opposed to at your facility.

Reach Out

Please reach out to us if you have an issue or want to notify us about an issue within the self storage community.