January 7, 2016

Evicted Tenants' Property

OLR Report 2015-R-0223 summarizes the law and recent bills on the responsibility of municipalities to store evicted tenants' property. PA 10-171 amended the responsibility of municipalities concerning the removal of personal property abandoned by evicted residential tenants. Previously, a state marshal who executed the eviction order was allowed to leave such possessions on the sidewalk or road to be picked up and stored by the municipality. The act eliminated a municipality's responsibility to pick up the abandoned property, instead requiring the marshal to deliver it to storage. By law, municipalities must keep the property in storage but may sell any unclaimed property. 

For more information, read the full report here.