Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Code of Ala. 31-9-17

Summary Title

Liability: Providing Shelter


An individual owning or controling real estate who, voluntarily and without compensation, allows it to be used to shelter people during an actual, impending, or mock disaster or attack will not be held legally responsible for death, injury, or damage to a person's property while on their real estate.

Full Title

Rendering Shelter; liability

Full Text

Any person owning or controlling real estate or other premises who voluntarily and without compensation grants a license or privilege, or otherwise permits the designation or use of the whole or any part or parts of such real estate or premises for the purpose of sheltering persons during an actual disaster or an actual, impending, mock or practice attack, shall, together with his successors in interest, if any, not be civilly liable for negligently causing the death of, or injury to, any person on or about such real estate or premises, or for the loss of, or damage to, the property of such person.