New Mexico has more than 500 self-storage facilities, serving a statewide population of 2,090,000. The New Mexico Self Storage Association has helped spearhead several changes to lien laws in New Mexico but some priorities remain.
In 2015 the NMSSA was successful in our efforts to remove outdated and archaic lien laws from the books. For example, operators were once required to send official correspondence by certified mail, a process costing an excessive amount of both time and money. Siding with the industry, and the recognition that more modern methods are available, the state legislature of New Mexico agreed that certified mail was no longer the most assured method of guaranteeing contact with a delinquent customer, now allowing verified mail and in some cases, email notifications.
Other recent changes include contractual value limitations and simpler methods for disposing of a vehicle in a lien situation.
In 2019, we are working with the legislature to authorize a simplified licensing process for owners to offer tenant insurance to their customers. We are also monitoring efforts by the state Taxation & Revenue Department to impose the gross receipts tax on revenue generated from outdoor storage.
The NMSSA is ever vigilant in protecting the industry from unnecessary laws or regulations. If you have questions or concerns regarding the industry’s relationship with the government, please feel free to contact us.
Please reach out to us if you have an issue or want to notify us about an issue within the self storage community.
The NMSSA thanks you for supporting our industry. However, the NMSSA is a not-for-profit trade association and does not mediate or resolve disputes between self storage operators and tenants. For issues with your facility or unit, please review your rental agreement and contact the individual named there. Alternatively, call, email, or visit the facility in person to address and resolve the concern. NMSSA does not have the power, authority, or ability to remedy any disputes between an operator and a tenant.