Minnesota has more than 850 self-storage facilities, serving a statewide population of 5,460,000. The Minnesota Self Storage Association has helped spearhead several changes to lien laws in Minnesota but some priorities remain.
In 2014 the MNSSA was successful in our efforts to remove outdated and archaic lien laws from the books. For example, operators were once required to send official correspondence by certified mail, a process costing an excessive amount of both time and money. Siding with the industry, and the recognition that more modern methods are available, the Minnesota the state legislature agreed that certified mail was no longer the most assured method of guaranteeing contact with a delinquent customer, now allowing verified mail and in some cases, email notifications. Other recent changes include the ability to establish contractual value limitations, simpler methods for disposing of a vehicle in a lien situation and in 2015, the ability for operators to offer limited lines insurance.
The MNSSA 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.
Please reach out to us if you have an issue or want to notify us about an issue within the self storage community.