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  Connecticut General Statutes


  • "Self-service storage facility" means any real property designed and used for the renting or leasing of individual self-contained units of storage space to occupants who are to have access to such units for storing and removing personal property only, and not for residential purposes.

  • A self-service storage facility and an owner are not a warehouse, as defined in section 42a-7-102, except that if an owner issues a document of title, as defined in section 42a-1-201, for the personal property stored, the owner and the occupant are subject to the provisions of article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code and the provisions of this chapter do not apply.

Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 42-159.

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection:

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles:

  • Self-Service Storage Facilities: Owners of Self-Service Storage Facilities (SSSF) will be allowed to sell at a public sale motor vehicles that are left in storage by defaulting renters/occupants as specified in Connecticut General Statutes sections 42-159 thru 42-168. [Here] are the steps SSSF must take in order to dispose of these vehicles.

Office of Legislative Research Reports:

  • Self-Storage Facilities Tax - 2007-R-0363
    You asked several questions regarding the Connecticut's sales tax on furnishing self-storage space.

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services:



Selected statutes:

Chapter 743 Self-Service Storage Facilities

  • Sec. 42-159. Definitions.

  • Sec. 42-160. Owner's lien upon defaulting occupant's property. Regulations.

  • Sec. 42-161. Satisfaction of lien. Notice to occupant and holders of security interest.

  • Sec. 42-162. Contents of notice.

  • Sec. 42-163. Sale or disposition of property; where held.

  • Sec. 42-164. Advertisement of, and time for sale. Allocation of proceeds.

  • Sec. 42-165. Redemption of property by occupant or holder of security interest.

  • Sec. 42-166. Rights of purchaser in good faith.

  • Sec. 42-167. Disposition of balance of proceeds following satisfaction of lien.

  • Sec. 42-168. Other remedies of parties not impaired.

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Connecticut Regulations

Selected regulations:

Lien on Motor Vehicles Abandoned at Self-Service Storage Facilities

  • 42-160-1 Definitions

  • 42-160-2 Registration of self-storage facility

  • 42-160-3 Preliminary requirements for sale or other disposition of a motor vehicle

  • 42-160-4 Notice to occupant, motor vehicle owner and lienholder

  • 42-160-5 Filing of notice of intent to transfer with the commissioner

  • 42-160-6 Sale or other disposition of motor vehicles

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