Ohio Landlord Notice to Enter | 24-Hour

Ohio Landlord Notice to Enter | 24-Hour

Last updated May 2nd, 2023

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An Ohio 24-hour notice to enter is used by landlords and property managers to inform tenants that they intend to enter the rental property. The landlord will need to provide the notice before performing maintenance, conducting an inspection, or showing the property to potential renters or purchasers. The document should specify why the property needs to be accessed and the date and time of the intended entry.

Emergency Access (§ 5321.04(8)) – No consent is required for a landlord or their representative to enter in an emergency.


Per Ohio law, the landlord must give the tenant at least 24 hours’ notice before entering the property.

Statutes: § 5321.04(8)


Ohio law states that the tenant may not unreasonably refuse the landlord access to the property if the landlord wants to:

  • Inspect the property.
  • Perform necessary or agreed-upon maintenance, repairs, and services.
  • Deliver packages that are too large for the usual mail facilities.
  • Show the unit to prospective tenants, contractors, or buyers.