Pennsylvania Self Storage Association

PASSA Members - Contact Your Representative

June 27, 2019 1:47 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

PASSA members and our lobbyist have secured Rep. Keith Gillespie to sponsor a bill further modernizing the state’s self storage lien law. 

Details are below

Click Here - Please call or email your state representative today and ask him or her to co-sponsor the bill. 

Rep. Keith Gillespie's Message:

"In the near future, I plan on introducing legislation to make some timely updates to the Self-Service Storage Facilities Act. The legislation will make updates to newspaper advertising, late fees and access time to the storage unit.

Specifically, under current law, self-storage facility owners are only allowed to advertise in a newspaper. With the readership of newspapers declining significantly, this is not an effective way to reach an audience, so the bill allows owners to advertise on the Internet.

For late fees, there is no current law to address this, so the bill adds a late fee when a occupant fails to pay.

Finally, the bill addresses access to the unit. Current law requires the owner to wait 20 days before locking an occupant out of his/her unit. The bill changes this to 5 days.

These changes are significant in making the Act more modern and protect both the owners and the occupants."


Contact Joe Doherty, SSA SVP Legal and Legislative Counsel

703.575.8000x123 or email

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