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The national SSA has many resources and webinars available focused on COVID-19 and our industry.  Click here to access news about COVID-19 and self storage.  Invitations to register for the webinars are being sent to state and national members, specifically, the primary contact's email address.

For the latest information from Kentucky on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the governor’s office website and your state’s department of health here. Be sure to carefully monitor the situation and check on updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regulatory agencies as well as local health officials.


Please also read the letter from Tim Dietz, SSA President and CEO, that provides resources and information related to states of emergency and pricing restrictions here.  


March 2021

Starting this summer, Kentucky self storage operators can realize significant savings by advertising sales outside of the newspaper.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation allowing operators to avoid the expense and hassle of newspaper advertising. If an operator chooses not to advertise in the newspaper, the operator must advertise in another commercially reasonable manner. The bill deems an advertisement as commercially reasonable if at least three independent bidders participate in or attend the sale at the time and place advertised.

In states with similar language, operators have found success advertising their sales through online auction websites, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist.

The law takes effect on June 28, 2021.

SSA thanks Rep. Kevin Bratcher (R-Jefferson) for sponsoring this important legislation.



April 1, 2020

New Leave Law to Impact Storage Industry, Effective April 1

As reported last week, the new federal leave law takes effect on April 1. Employers must provide notice to their employees immediately if they have not done so already. The notice can be found here

SSA’s updated FAQs can be found here. The updated FAQs answer questions on issues such as the posting requirements for the notice and the limited exemption available to employers with fewer than 50 employees. 

The Department of Labor’s complete FAQs can be found here

Employers are strongly encouraged to discuss the new law with their legal counsel. Please email Joe Doherty,, with any questions.
















Legislative Efforts

The Kentucky Self Storage Association, together with the national Self Storage Association, continues to work on a number of issues to protect and improve your regulatory arena. In 2014 the KYSSA made major revisions to lien law provisions consistent with recent improvements in other states.

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