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YOUR LATEST NEWS & RESOURCES

We have compiled the latest news and resources related to the self storage industry in your state.


Legislative Efforts

We have a history of success in enacting positive change for our members. In the past, we have expanded upon the notification options available to facility operators while also updating vehicle lien laws, saving Nevada self storage business owners unnecessary expenses. Please contact us if you have any questions. 



NEVADA DATA PRIVACY LAW

Nevada recently passed Senate Bill 220 (SB 220), which amends the state’s existing data privacy law and takes effect on October 1, 2019. SB 220 grants consumers the power to direct businesses to not sell their data. Read the full memo HERE and make sure you are in compliance. 


Changes to the International Building Code Affect Self Storage - March 2019

With the support of its Code Committee, the Self Storage Association successfully pursued several key changes to the 2021 International Building Code. 

  1. An exception has been added to IBC Section 2902.3.3 to permit an increase in the location (to greater than every other floor) and maximum distance of travel (to greater than 500 ft) for restrooms.  The location and travel distance must be approved by the code official.
  2. The maximum allowable height of sprinklered facilities made of Type IIB materials (unprotected steel) and Type IIIB materials (noncombustible or fire-retardant-treated wood stud exterior walls and any interior construction) has been increased from 3 stories to 4 stories.  The Code continues to have total floor and building square footage limits. 
  3. Pursuant to modified IBC Section 903.2.9, storage facilities are exempt from the automatic sprinkler system requirement if: (1) the total fire area is 12,000 sq. ft. or less; (2) the combined total fire areas are 24,000 sq. ft. or less; (3) the facility is no greater than one story above grade plane; and (4) all storage spaces are accessed directly from the exterior. 

These changes go into effect as they are adopted by local and state governments over the next several years.  Prior to the adoption on the local and state level, storage developers can request that the code official rely on the 2021 changes as acceptable alternative methods of construction pursuant to section 104.11 of the existing International Building Code.

Please email Joe Doherty with any questions or to receive supporting documentation for these changes.

Limited Lines Insurance Bill - May 2019

Our bill authorizing facilities to sell self storage insurance overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate in 2019; the bill is awaiting signature from the Governor. 

The NVSSA is currently looking into legislative updates to your lien law. Among the included possible changes are the introduction of limited lines insurance and standardized late fees as well as giving operators the choice as to where they can advertise auctions. 

Please click here to view bill SB 385 regarding limited line insurance authorization.


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