Does self storage management require a license?

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Do states require a real estate license or some type of certification before an individual can manage self storage facilities? I'm usually good at finding answers on my own but this one has me stumped.

Originally posted by @Nathan G. :

Do states require a real estate license or some type of certification before an individual can manage self storage facilities? I'm usually good at finding answers on my own but this one has me stumped.

I am not aware of any license requirements beyond standard business licenses. You are not dealing with fiar housing or tenancy laws since storage is a retail business and not housing or commercial rental property.

 

@Nathan G.   The law in my state (California) specifically says no real estate license is required to own, operate, or manage a self storage facility.

Originally posted by @Ronald Rohde :

 Is your property in CA? I'd be sure to confirm local rules...

I'm in Wyoming where regulations are very few. I can't find anything about it in my state so I thought others may have more experience. From what I can tell, self-storage does not require a license of any kind in my state. Thanks!