Timeshare Cancellation By Cities And States

The initial timeshare contract cancellation process varies by state. This page gives a brief overview of each state’s guidelines for getting out of a timeshare agreement. There are timeshare locations located throughout the United States. Timeshares are also common in other parts of the world, including places like Mexico and the Bahamas. However, there are certain city areas that are hotbeds for timeshare.

Before diving into the specific timeshare hotbeds, let’s go over the rescission periods by states. A rescission period is simply a cooling off period. It gives you a chance to review your timeshare purchase. You will have a period of time to get rid of your timeshare and simply give it back to the developer. Below you will find the length of time to cancel a purchase at no cost. In this window of time you do not need a timeshare cancellation company – you simply give it back the developer.

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Free Timeshare Cancellation Periods By State

Below we will list the timeshare give back times by state. Visit this site for a more detailed explanation of laws for each state. The first 3 columns in this table are courtesy of Nolo.

StateRight to cancel?Time to cancelPopular Cities
AlabamaYes5 days (not including Sunday if that is the last day) after signing the contract
AlaskaSometimes15 days after receiving the public offering statement (unless the statement is received more than 15 days before signing the contract)
ArizonaYes7 calendar days after signing the contractLake Havasu

Phoenix

Scottsdale

Sedona

ArkansasYes5 days after signing the contract or up until receipt of the public offering statement
CaliforniaYes7 calendar days after receiving the public report or signing the contractCarlsbad
ColoradoYes5 calendar days after the saleVail

Steamboat Springs

Breckenridge

ConnecticutYes5 calendar days after signing and receiving a copy of the contract or receiving the timeshare disclosure statement
DelawareYes5 business days after signing the contract
District of ColumbiaYes15 days after signing the contract or receiving the public offering statement
FloridaYes10 calendar days after signing the contract or receiving all required documentsOrlando

Panama City Beach

Keys/Key West

Daytona Beach

Miami

GeorgiaYes7 days (not including Sundays and holidays) after signing the contract or receiving the public offering statement
HawaiiYes7 calendar days after signing the contract or receiving the timeshare disclosure statementLahaina

Honolulu

Kailua-Kona

IdahoYes5 calendar days after signing the contract
IllinoisYes5 calendar days after signing the contract or receiving the public offering statementChicago
IndianaYes72 hours (not including Sundays or legal holidays) after signing the contract
IowaYes5 business days after receiving the required disclosures
KansasYes, if the transaction is a door-to-door sale3 business days after signing the contract
KentuckyYes3 or 5 business days after signing the contract
LouisianaYes7 days after signing the contract or receiving the public offering statement
MaineYes10 calendar days after the date of the contract (or conveyance) or receiving the disclosure statement
MarylandYes10 calendar days after the contract date, receiving the public offering statement, or the date the unit is ready for occupancy
MassachusettsSometimes3 business days after receiving the public offering statement (unless the statement is received more than 3 days before signing the contract)
MichiganYesBefore the unit is conveyed and 9 business days after receiving all required documents
MinnesotaYes5 days after receiving a copy of the contract and the public offering statement (if project has more than 100 potential sales)
MississippiYes7 calendar days after signing the contract or receiving the public offering statement
MissouriYes5 days after purchaseBranson
MontanaYes7 days after signing the contract or receiving the public offering statement
NebraskaYes3 business days after receiving the public offering statement
NevadaYes5 calendar days after signing the contractLas Vegas
New HampshireYes5 days after the date of the contract or receiving the public offering statement
New JerseyYes7 days after signing the contract or receiving the public offering statementAtlantic City
New MexicoYes7 days after signing the contract
New YorkYes7 business days after signing the contract
North CarolinaYes5 calendar days after signing the contract
North DakotaNo (North Dakota does not have a timeshare cancellation law, however the contract may provide a cancellation right)See contract
OhioYes, if the transaction is a home solicitation sale3 business days after signing the contract
OklahomaYes5 days after receiving a copy of the signed contract and the public offering statement
OregonYes5 calendar days after signing the first written offer or contract to purchase (or, if no cancellation address is provided, until 5 days after the developer provides an address for cancellation purposes)
PennsylvaniaSometimes7 days after receiving the public offering statement (unless the statement is provided more than 7 days before signing the contract)
Rhode IslandYes5 business days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) after signing the contract or receiving all required documents
South CarolinaYes5 days after signing the contract or receiving the disclosure agreementMyrtle Beach
South DakotaYes7 calendar days after signing the contract or receiving the disclosure statement
TennesseeYesUntil receipt of the public offering statement; within 10 days after signing the contract (if purchaser made an on-site inspection of the timeshare); or within 15 days after signing the contract (if no on-site inspection was conducted)
TexasYes6 days after signing the contract (and receiving a copy) or receiving the timeshare disclosure statementGalveston
UtahYes5 business days after signing the contract
VermontYes, if the transaction is a home solicitation sale3 business days after signing the contract
VirginiaYes7 calendar days after signing the contract (not including Sunday or a legal holiday, if that is the last day)
WashingtonYes7 days after signing the contract or receiving the disclosure statement
West VirginiaYes10 days after signing the contract or receiving the public offering statement
WisconsinYes5 days after signing the contract or receiving the timeshare disclosure statement (and all amendments and supplements to the statement)
WyomingYes, if the transaction is a home solicitation sale3 business days after signing the contract (so long as the buyer is given a copy of the contract; the name and address for cancellation; and a written statement of cancellation rights — otherwise cancellation period begins when these items are provided)

Other Countries and Territories

Puerto Rico