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There are many benefits to membership, but the most important is your return on the investment you make when you join.

Current members of WA-SSA are kept abreast of the changing landscape in Olympia that affects the self storage industry throughout the State of Washington!  Our lobbyists keep us aware of issues to monitor, as well as periodic need to reach out to your legislators and/or senators, when bills are presented having potential harmful damage and costs to your business. 

Current members receive discounts on attendance fees at WA-SSA events, as well as affiliate discounts with the SSA.

Current members have access to such documents as the

  • Model Rental Agreement
  • Emergency Preparedness Manual
  • Lien Laws
  • and much more 

Members can log in to the website and and visit the Members Only Documents for these valuable tools and information to use for your day-to-day business.  

Not a member yet?  Join Now!


Do you know who your legislative representatives are?  Here is an easy tool.  Visit District Finder, put your address into the fields, and the information will be displayed. 

2023 Updates Legislative Tab

The WA-SSA Lobbyists have put together a list of important issues to watch.  

The WA-SSA Legislative Reports from our lobbyists - Chester Baldwin and Mark Gjurasic Watch for updates soon to be recieved from our lobbyists, always posted on the legislative page.

Just visit the Legislative Tab

Remember, although some bills may have not passed in this legislative session, that does not mean they won't be reintroduced in the next session!  It's critical we continue to support legislative efforts of the Washington Self Storage Association.  We cannot continue to do this without your help.  

Consider supporting our Legislative Fund

Self Storage Association's Legal Resource Center Is Now Open

The Self Storage Association has launched the Legal Resource Center, a growing library of information made available to SSA members on subjects that affect their business every day.

Visitors to the Resource Center will find up to 20 topics, including: summaries and full text of state lien laws and tenant insurance laws; 50-state surveys on SSA’s lien law priorities; employment law; ADA compliance resources; improvements to International Building Code; legal webinars and manuals; answers to your frequently asked questions; and more. When clicking on the individual categories, members will find breakdowns when appropriate of each state to help them better understand the respective laws by which they are governed.

Note: The contents of the Legal Resource Center are provided for informational purposes only. They are not and should not be construed as legal advice. For more information, email Joe Doherty, SSA's chief legal and legislative officer.

WA-SSA Membership

As a member of the Washington Self Storage Association, you have access to such documents as the

  • Model Rental Agreement
  • Emergency Preparedness Manual
  • Lien Laws
  • and much more 

Current members log in to the website and and visit the Members Only Documents for these valuable tools and information to use for your day-to-day business.  Not a member yet?  Join Now!


ALL Owners, Managers and staff of storage facilities.

Many of you are aware of the number of scams and dishonest representations to gain access to your records or funds with outreach to you and/or your manager(s) and staff. 

Recently an owner was contacted by a person identifying themselves as a representative with the Department of Labor & Industries.  The individual left his name, with his direct phone number, and a case number against the business. Fortunately, instead of contacting the individual, the owner acted smartly and reached out to the Department of Labor & Industries requesting to verify the case number and the name of the agent. L & I was able to confirm there was no such case number nor an agent with the name and phone number left for call back.

Emphasis on - BE DILIGENT.  NEVER give information without verifying the person who calls.  Even if they share what appears to be proper information. You can always check with the agency, bank or business directly, not through a phone number or website of someone you do not already have a relationship.


HB 1628 – Real Estate Excise Tax (REET)

Executive Session: Friday, April 14 at 8:00 a.m.

FULL DETAILSare available or visit the Legislative Tab

READ more visit the Legislative Tab

(House Appropriations Committee Members listed in document) 

A Message from our president Patrick Reilly


On behalf of everyone at the Washington Self Storage Association (WA-SSA), we commend all of you for efforts and focus during the past few years. It's obvious with members like you, we have a strong and active organization. 

We are especially excited to look forward to the Annual WA-SSA Conference & Trade Show this year to be held May 19, 2023. Registration will open very soon for attendees, and vendor registration is open with at least a half dozen registrations. We welcome sponsors, vendors, and most important, you as an owner and operator of self storage businesses.  

WA-SSA is committed to our members. We strive to be responsible, thoughtful, and transparent with our decision process. Whenever you have suggestions or comments, know you can reachout to any of the board members.  Also, remember as a WA-SSA active member you are an affiliate member of the SSA.  

On behalf of the WA-SSA Board – Our very best to all of you,

Patrick Reilly, WA-SSA President

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