As of August 03, 2020

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Attorney Publications

Click on the state name below to see the related eviction and foreclosure orders/guidance.


Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana

Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon

Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
US Virgin Islands

Please review the following five notes in connection with the information provided in this 50-state tracker:

  1. The orders highlighted here do not all apply to both residential and commercial evictions and foreclosures. Please review the actual order (or guidance or decree) to determine how they specifically apply.
  2. The orders highlighted here have been issued by state governments. Some counties and municipalities have issued additional restrictions; please check with the specific county or municipality for additional regulations that may apply to your property.
  3. General court closures or other limits on civil proceedings are not always eviction- or foreclosure-specific. Please be aware that when a government reopens its civil courts it also may issue a new order specifically limiting evictions or foreclosures.
  4. This tracker is updated on a regular (usually daily) basis. Many applicable regulations change frequently and a regular review of the updated information is recommended.
  5. Please consult a lawyer for specific applicability of these and other county or municipal regulations concerning evictions and foreclosures that may apply to your property.

State

Is there a statewide order or guidance concerning evictions?

Is there a statewide order or guidance concerning foreclosures?

Links to Resources

Alabama

Yes; limited.

No

Proclamation provides protection against evictions through 06.01.2020 at 12:00 a.m. (05.21.2020) (EXPIRED 06.01.2020)

Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 7 extends state of emergency and all administrative orders, except Order No. 3.  Hearings recommence after 05.15.2020 unless presiding circuit judge extends pursuant to written order forwarded to Chief Justice, but no longer than 08.15.2020. Jury trials suspended until 09.14.2020 (05.13.2020)

Executive Order requires law enforcement to cease processing eviction orders due to nonpayment for the duration of the state of emergency. (05.08.2020)

Proclamation protection against evictions applies only to evictions based on nonpayment (05.08.2020)

Order extends 04.30.2020 deadline to 05.15.2020. Administrative Order No. 5 (04.30.2020) (EXPIRED 05.15.2020)

Supreme Court order postpones in-person proceedings until at least 04.30.2020. Administrative Order No. 5 (04.02.2020). (EXPIRED 04.30.2020)

Alaska

Noo

No

AK Legislation SB241 - Moratorium on evictions and foreclosures has been extended until the earlier of June 30, 2020 and date the governor determines that COVID-19 public health disaster emergency no longer exists. (04.10.2020) (EXPIRED 06.30.2020)

Arizona

Yes

Yes; limited

Executive Order No. 2020-49 is effective 07.23.2020 and extends the moratorium of evictions and foreclosures until 10.31.2020. (07.16.2020)

Guidance for Processing Eviction Matters During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Governor’s Executive Order No. 2020-14 (04.29.2020)

Executive Order 2020-21 - Prohibiting small business evictions until 05.31.2020. Executive Order 2020-21. (04.07.2020) (EXPIRED 05.31.2020)

Banks and servicers in Arizona have agreed to suspend residential foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days with the potential to extend for as long as many state and local emergency declarations are in place. (03.27.2020)

Executive Order 2020-14 - Order to postpone residential eviction actions for coronavirus related issues until 07.22.2020. (03.24.2020) (EXPIRED 07.22.2020)

Arkansas

Yes

No

All new eviction complaints (from the date of this order and ending 07.25.2020) for nonpayment of rent or other fees or charges are required to affirmatively plead that the property subject to the eviction dispute is not a covered dwelling under the federal CARES Act, Public Law No. 116-136. 2020 Ark. 166 (04.28.2020) (EXPIRED 07.25.2020)

California

Yes; limited

Yes; granting authority to local jurisdictions

Executive Order N-71-20 - Extends authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through 09.30.2020. (06.30.2020)

Executive Order N-66-20 - Extends authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through 07.28.2020. (05.29.2020) (EXPIRED 07.28.2020)

CA Rules of Court regarding applications for unlawful detainers to remain in effect until 90 days after the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted, or until amended or repealed by the Judicial Council. (04.06.2020)

Executive Order N-37-20 - Allowing local governments to halt evictions and slow foreclosures until 05.31.2020. (03.27.2020) (EXPIRED 05.31.2020)

Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Major Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis (03.25.2020)

Executive Order N-28-20 - Concerning Protections Against Evictions. (03.16.2020) (EXPIRED 05.31.2020)

Colorado

Yes

Yes

Executive Order D 2020 134 - Order extending Executive Order D 2020 101 30 days until 08.11.2020. (07.12.2020)

Executive Order D 2020 101 - Order temporarily limits certain evictions to provide relief to Coloradans affected by COVID-19 through 07.13.2020. (06.13.2020) (EXPIRED 07.13.2020)

Executive Order D 2020-088 - Amending and Extending Executive Orders D 2020 012, D 2020 031, and D 2020 051 Limiting Evictions, Foreclosures, and Public Utility Disconnections and Expediting Unemployment Insurance Claim Processing to Provide Relief to Coloradans Affected by COVID-19. (05.29.2020) (EXPIRED 06.13.2020)

CO Supreme Court Order Regarding COVID-19 and Operations of Colorado State Courts - Suspending all jury calls through 07.06.2020. (03.16.2020, extended 04.16.2020 and 05.05.2020) (EXPIRED 07.06.2020)

Executive Order D 2020 051 - Extends 04.30.2020 deadline to 05.30.2020. (04.30.2020) (EXPIRED 05.30.2020)

Executive Order D 2020 031 - Amending and Extending Executive Order D 2020 012 Limiting Evictions, Foreclosures, and Public Utility Disconnections and Expediting Unemployment Insurance Claim Processing to Provide Relief to Coloradans Affected by COVID-19. (04.06.2020) (EXPIRED 04.30.2020)

Executive Order D 2020 012 - Limiting Evictions and Foreclosures. (03.20.2020) (EXPIRED 04.30.2020)

 

Connecticut

Yes

Yes

CT Court Order - Immediate stay of the service of all issued executions on evictions and ejectments through 09.01.2020. (07.20.2020)

CT Court Order - All Judgments of Strict Foreclosure entered in matters with law days prior to 09.09.2020 are opened by the Court for the sole purpose of extending the Law Day in those matters to 09.09.2020. (07.20.2020)

Executive Order No. 7GGG (Remain in effect for the duration of the public health and civil preparedness emergency, unless earlier modified, extended or terminated.) (07.13.2020)

Executive Order No. 7DDD - Extends protections for residential renters affected by COVID-19; and authority to extend statutory and regulatory administrative deadlines by an additional 90 days. (06.29.2020) 

CT Court Order - Immediate stay of the service of all issued executions on evictions and ejectments through 08.01.2020. (06.09.2020)

CT Court Order extending foreclosure sale dates to 08.22.2020 and foreclosure committee bar dates to 07.15.2020. (06.09.2020) (EXPIRED 07.15.2020)

CT Court Order 04232020 orders immediate stay of the service of all issued executions on evictions and ejectments through 06.01.2020. (04.23.2020) (EXPIRED 06.01.2020)

CT Court Order 0420 - All foreclosure sales scheduled for June and through 07.18.2020 are cancelled. The court is opening the judgment in these matters sua sponte solely for the purposes of setting a new sale date of 07.25.2020. (04.20.2020)

Executive Order No. 7X - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act provides a temporary moratorium on eviction filings, a temporary foreclosure moratorium, and up to 360 days of loan payment forbearance for properties with a federally backed mortgage loan until 07.01.2020. (04.10.2020) (EXPIRED 07.01.2020)

Delaware

Yes

Yes

Fourteenth Modification of the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat. (04.30.2020)

DE Justice of the Peace Standing Order No. 3 (4.23.2020) (EXPIRED 05.14.2020)

Sixth Modification Of The Declaration of a State of Emergency - Preventing landlords from evicting Delawareans from their homes and also prevents lenders from commencing foreclosures through 05.15.2020, at the earliest. (03.24.2020) (EXPIRED 05.15.2020)

Florida

Yes

Yes

Executive Order 2020-180 extends mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief until 09.01.2020. (07.29.2020)

Executive Order 20-159 - Order extends moratorium on mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief until 08.01.2020. (06.30.2020)

Executive Order 20-150 - Evictions and foreclosures have been suspended until 08.01.2020. (06.23.2020)

FL Supreme Court Order No. AOSC20-23 - Suspending in person proceedings. Writs of Possession suspended through 06.30.2020. (06.08.2020) (EXPIRED 06.30.2020)

Suspension of evictions and foreclosures have been extended until 07.01.2020. Executive Order 20-137 (06.01.2020) (EXPIRED 07.01.2020)

Evictions and foreclosures have been suspended until 06.02.2020. Executive Order No. 20-121. (05.14.2020) (EXPIRED 06.02.2020)

Florida Housing Finance Corporation Notice of Emergency Rule. (04.29.2020) 

Georgia

No

No

No applicable order.

Hawaii

Yes

Yes

Tenth-Supplementary-Proclamation-for-COVID-19-Extends and Restates All prior Proclamations and Executive Orders [including eviction moratorium] through 08.31.2020. (07.17.2020)

Ninth-Supplementary-Proclamation-COVID-19-Extends eviction moratorium through 07.31.2020 (06.10.2020)

Eighth-Supplementary-Proclamation-for-COVID-19-Extends eviction moratorium through 06.30.2020 (05.18.2020) (EXPIRED 06.10.2020)

Seventh Supplementary Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Emergency: Amending and Restating all prior Proclamations and Executive Orders through 05.31.2020. (05.06.2020)

Supreme Court of Hawaii postponed evictions through 4.30.2020. (EXPIRED 05.31.2020)

Sixth Supplementary Proclamation – Amending and Restating Prior Proclamations and Executive Orders Related to the COVID-19 Emergency through 05.31.2020. (04.25.2020) (EXPIRED 05.31.2020)

Fifth Supplementary Proclamation: Includes eviction moratorium through 04.30.2020. (04.17.2020) (EXPIRED 04.17.2020)

State Actions to Slow the Spread of COVID-19: Moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. (03.17.2020)

HI Department of Public Safety Sheriff Division is suspending all eviction activities as part of the Department's COVID-19 response efforts. (03.17.2020)

Supreme Court Order Regarding Postponement of Trials Until 05.29.2020: Includes provisions of 03.16.2020 Order (04.17.2020) (EXPIRED 04.17.2020)

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has issued: State Guidance for Homeowners and Renters. (04.10.2020)

Supreme Court of Hawaii postponed evictions through 04.30.2020. (03.16.2020) (EXPIRED 04.30.2020)

Idaho

Yes

No

Proclamation: Thirty Day Extension of Emergency Declaration. (07.10.2020)

Proclamation: Related to Emergency Declarations: Rescinds Extreme Emergency Declaration dated 03.25.2020; suspends state income tax filing sand deadline to apply for property tax reduction, deferral until 06.15.2020. (06.12.2020)

Proclamation: Thirty Day Extension of Emergency Declaration (05.13.2020) (EXPIRED 06.12.2020)

Supreme Court Order:  FED proceedings may resume 07.13.2020: for nonpayment of rent after date of this Order must submit a CARES Act verification form approved by this Court. (05.22.2020)

Supreme Court Judicial Order: In Re: Eviction Moratorium Under the CARES Act (05.04.2020). 

Supreme Court Judicial Order: Re: Emergency Reduction in Court Services and Limitation of Access to Court Facilities (04.22.2020) (EXPIRED 05.01.2020)

Supreme Court Judicial Order: Extension of Emergency Reduction in Court Services and Limitation of Access to Court Facilities through 04.30.2020. (04.21.2020) (EXPIRED 04.30.2020)

Supreme Court Judicial Order: Extension of Emergency Reduction in Court Services and Limitation of Access to Court Facilities (04.14.2020) (EXPIRED 04.22.2020)

Supreme Court Judicial Order - Emergency Reduction in Court Services and Limitation of Access to Court Facilities [only eviction actions where basis is unlawful entry; production or use of controlled substances on premises.] (03.26.2020) (EXPIRED 06.12.2020)

Illinois

Yes

Yes

Executive-Order No. 2020-48: Re-Issues Executive Orders 2020-03 through 2020-45 [extends moratorium on filing residential evictions and enforcement of residential eviction orders through 08.22.2020.] (07.24.2020)

Executive Order No.44: Re-Issues EOs 2020-03 through 2020-42 [extends moratorium on filing residential evictions and enforcement of residential eviction orders through 07.26.2020.] (06.26.2020)

Governor Announces $900M Equity-Driven Community and Business Grant Programs: Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance/New Business Interruption and Distressed Capital Grant Programs. Governor to extend Residential Eviction Ban through 07.31.2020. (Press Release 06.17.2020).

Executive Order-2020-39: Reissues EOs 2020-03 through 2020-37 [includes moratorium on Evictions] through 06.27.2020. (05.29.2020)

Illinois Supreme Court Order M.R. 30370-Response to COVID-19 Emergency: Eviction Moratorium under CARES Act (Expires 08.24.2020 or further order of the Court.) (05.22.2020)

Executive Order 2020-33: Reissues EOs 2020-03 through 2020-31 through 05.29.2020 (04.30.2020) (EXPIRED 05.29.2020)

Executive Order 2020-32: New Stay at Home Order-Effective 05.01.2020 (04.30.2020) (EXPIRED 05.01.2020)

Executive Order 20-30: Ceased evictions for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation. (04.23.2020) (EXPIRED 04.23.2020)

Executive Order 20-18 Stay at Home Order Extension: extended through 04.30.2020. (04.01.2020) (EXPIRED 04.30.2020)

Executive Order 20-10: Stay at Home Order. (03.20.2020)

IDFR: Guidance to Illinois-Licensed Mortgage Servicers and Exempt Mortgage Servicers Urging Support for Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19, Including 90-Day Forbearance. (03.30.2020)

Indiana

Yes

Yes

Executive Order 20-34: Fourth Renewal Of Public Health Emergency Declaration for the COVID-19:  Extended to expire 08.03.2020 (07.01.2020)

Executive Order 20-33 Further Extensions: Prohibitions on (i) residential evictions through 07.31.2020, (ii) foreclosures through 08.31.2020, (iii) emergency evictions and foreclosures not permitted until after 08.01.2020; (iv) landlords, tenants, property owners and lending institutions STRONGLY encouraged to work together on reasonable payment plans for past due rent and mortgage payments. (06.30.2020)

Executive Order 20-31 Renewal of Public Health Emergency: Includes Tax Deadlines and Permits issued by Alcohol Tobacco Commission (06.03.2020).

Executive Order 20-30 Renewal of Public Health Emergency: Extended 30 days to expire 07.04.2020 [includes EOs 20-02 thru 20-29]. (06.03.2020).

Executive Order 20-28: Back on Track Reopening Indiana Stage 3-Extends Stay at Home Order through 06.30.2020 [moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until after 07.01.2020] (05.21.2020)

Executive Order 20-25: Renewal of Public Health Emergency Declaration for the COVID-19 Outbreak [includes Executive Order 02-04 through 20-24] extended to 06.04.2020 (05.01.2020)

Executive Order 20-22 Extension of Directive for Hoosiers to Stay at Home; Continuity of Operations of Government; and Executive Orders Pertaining to Restaurants an Alcoholic Beverages to 05.01.2020. (04.20.2020) 

Executive Order 20-18 Continued Directive for Hoosiers to Stay at Home; Extension of Continuity of Operations of Government; and Extension of Executive Orders Pertaining to Restaurants and Alcoholic Beverages (includes Order No. 20-06 and 20-17 ) to 04.20.2020. (04.06.2020)

Executive Order 20-17 Renewal of Public Health Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 Outbreak until 05.05.2020. (04.03.2020)

Executive Order 20-06: Prohibition on Eviction and Foreclosures until State of Emergency is over. (03.19.2020).

Iowa

Yes

Yes

Proclamation of Disaster Emergency 20-23: extending State of Emergency through 08.23.2020 (07.24.2020)

Proclamation of Disaster Emergency 20-19: Extending State of Emergency through 07.25.2020. (06.25.2020)

Proclamation of Disaster Emergency 2020-13:  [includes suspension of evictions and foreclosures for the duration of Proclamation] through 05.27.2020 (04.24.2020)

Proclamation of Disaster Emergency 2020-17: Extended through 06.25.2020. (05.26.2020) 

Supreme Court Order: FED proceedings may resume 07.13.2020: for nonpayment of rent after date of this Order must submit a CARES Act verification form approved by this Court. (05.22.2020)

Supreme Court Order Extending Civil Cases (only eviction actions where basis is unlawful entry; poses a “clear and present danger” and other emergency circumstances) to 06.15.2020. (04.02.2020)

Proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration 2020-08: Extended until 04.30.2020. (04.02.2020) (EXPIRED 04.30.2020)

Proclamation of Disaster Emergency 2020-04: By Order of Governor, landlords cannot terminate rental agreements or evict a tenant during the duration of the proclamation of disaster emergency. (03.19.2020)

Supreme Court Order - Continued Civil Cases (including evictions) to 05.04.2020. (03.17.2020) (EXPIRED 05.04.2020)

Kansas

Yes

Yes

Executive Order No. 20-49 - Reissues and extends to 09.15.2020 Executive Orders 20-36, 37, 39-43 [includes State of Disaster Emergency relating to COVID-19 per House Bill 2016].

Executive Order No. 20-37 - Deferred-Tax remains in force until 06.30.2020 [Extends filing date of homestead and property tax relief refund claims to 10.15.2020 (all other DOR  taxes extended to 07.15.2020)] (05.26.2020).

Governor’s State of Disaster Emergency Proclamation as of 05.26.2020 and continuing. (05.26.2020)

Executive Order No. 20-28 - Reissuing and extending certain Executive Orders [including Executive Order 20-10] relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic through 05.31.2020. (04.30.2020)

Executive Order No. 20-10 - Rescinding Executive Order 20-06 and temporarily prohibiting certain foreclosures and evictions until 05.01.2020. (03.23.2020)

Executive Order No. 20-06 - Temporarily prohibiting evictions and foreclosures until 05.01.2020. (03.17.2020) (EXPIRED 05.01.2020)

Kentucky

Yes

No

Supreme Court Amended Order 2020-56 - Kentucky Court of Justice Response to COVID -19 Emergency: Effective 08.01.2020-All Actions for eviction may proceed EXCEPT those subject to CARES Act; (i) 30 days’ notice to vacate required prior to filing an action, and fees, penalties or other charges accrued between March 27 and July 26, 2020 are prohibited; (ii) actions for eviction and notice to vacate from “federally backed multi-family properties are prohibited during period of forbearance; (iii) actions for eviction filed prior to March 27, 2020 are not subject to the CARES Act; (iv) every eviction filing must include Verification of Compliance with CARES Act. (07.27.2020)

Supreme Court Amended Order 2020-44 - Kentucky Court of Justice Response to COVID-19 Emergency: No evictions until expiration of State of Emergency or 07.25.2020, whichever is later in time. (05.29.2020)

Executive Order 2020-323 - State of Emergency: Evictions remain suspended for duration of State of Emergency [includes Executive Order No. 2020-257] (05.08.2020)

Supreme Court Order 2020-28 - Kentucky Court of Justice Response to COVID-19 Emergency - effective through 05.31.2020. (04.24.2020)

Supreme Court Amended Order 2020-22 - Kentucky Court of Justice Response to COVID-19 Emergenncy-effective through 05.21.2020. (04.14.2020)

Supreme Court Amended Order 2020-16 - Effective through 05.01.2020: Evictions shall be suspended during the State of Emergency and no eviction filings accepted until 30 days after expiration of this Order. (04.01.2020)

Supreme Court Order 2020-16 - Evictions shall be suspended during State of Emergency. (03.28.2020)

Executive Order 2020-257 - Closing all but Life-Sustaining Business. (03.25.2020)

Louisiana

Yes

Yes

Proclamation No. 97-JBE-2020-Renewal of State-of-Emergency COVID-19 Extension to 08.07.2020 (07.24.2020).

Proclamation No. 96-JBE-2020-State-of-Emergency-COVID-19-Renewal of Phase 2 through 08.07.2020 (07.24.2020).

Proclamation No. 84 JBE 2020 - State of Emergency COVID-19 Extension to 07.24.2020 (06.25.2020)

Proclamation No. 75 JBE 2020 - State of Emergency COVID-19 Extension to 06.26.2020. (06.05.2020)

Proclamation No. 59 JBE 2020 - Renewal of State of Emergency for COVID-19 Extension of Emergency Provisions [includes moratorium on evictions] through 06.05.2020. (05.14.2020)

Proclamation No. 52 JBE 2020 - Renewal of State of Emergency for COVID-19 [includes No. 41 JB] through 05.15.2020. (04.30.2020)

Proclamation No. 41 JBE 2020 - State of Emergency for COVID-19 Extension of Emergency Provisions until 4.30.2020. (04.02.2020)

Maine

Yes

Yes

Proclamation: Third Renewed Proclamation-Extending the State of Civil Emergency through 08.09.2020. (07.08.2020)

Proclamation: Second Renewed Proclamation-Extending  the State of Civil Emergency through 07.10.2020. (06.10.2020)

Executive Order 53 - An Order Regarding Certain Municipal and Taxation Matters (Extension re Property Tax Liens expires 60-days after state of emergency is terminated) (05.12.2020)

Executive Order 49 - An Order to Stay Safer at Home through 05.31.2020. (04.29.2020)

Executive Order 40 - An Order Regarding Unlawful Evictions, Writs of Possession and Initiation of Eviction Proceedings-expires 30 days after termination of State of Emergency (04.16.2020)

State of Maine Judicial Branch COVID-19 Phased Management Plan - Phase 1 - Phase 3 = No evictions or foreclosure cases to be scheduled or heard through 07.31.2020. (05.28.2020)

Supreme Court Order PO-SJC-1 - Revised Emergency Order and Notice from Maine Supreme Judicial Court [maintains no evictions or foreclosures] through 05.30.2020. (05.13.2020)

Supreme Court Order PMO-SJC-1 - Revised Emergency Order and Notice from Main Supreme Judicial Court [includes evictions and foreclosures] through 05.30.2020. (05.05.2020).

Supreme Court Order PMO-SJC-1 - Revised Emergency Order and Notice from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court [includes evictions and foreclosures] through 05.15.2020. (04.22.2020)

Supreme Judicial Order - Continuing through 05.01.2020 foreclosures and evictions will not be scheduled or heard. (rev 04.14.2020)

Maryland

Yes

Yes

Press Release: Governor Hogan announces open enrollment for assisted housing relief program: (i) MD DHCD will provide a 4 month Rent Rebate Voucher for Renters living in DHCD-Financed properties and affected by COVID-19; (ii) Statewide Moratorium on Evictions for Tenants enacted March 16,2020, remains in place during State of Emergency; (iii) DHCD is deploying federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding across all 24 local jurisdictions in Maryland to prevent evictions (07.24.2020)

Governor’s 5th Renewal of Declaration of State of Emergency (07.01.2020)

Amended Administrative Order Lifting the Suspension During the COVID-19 Emergency of Foreclosures, Evictions, and Other Ejectments Involving Residences: Stay lifted effective 07.25.2020. (06.03.2020)

Amended Administrative Order on the Progressive Resumption of Full Function of Judiciary Operations Previously Restricted Due to the COVID-19 Emergency. (06.03.2020)

Governor’s 4th Renewal of State of Emergency (06.03.2020)

Administrative Order Lifting the Suspension During the COVID-19 Emergency of Foreclosures, Evictions, and Other Ejectments Involving Residences: Effective as of 07.25.2020. (05.22.2020)

Governor’s Order Number 20-05-13-01 - Amending and Restating Order No. 20-05-06-01. (05.13.2020) 

Governor’s Proclamation: Renewal of State of Emergency; (05.06.2020) 

Governor’s Order Number 20-05-06-01 - Amended Stay at Home Order; Gatherings; Expanded Outdoor Recreation. (05.06.2020)

Second Amended Administrative Order Expanding and Extending Statewide Judiciary Restricted Operations Due to the COVID-19 Emergency: All courts closed to public, with limited exceptions through 06.05.2020. (04.14.2020)

Governor’s Order Number 02-04-03-01 - Prohibits evictions and foreclosures and stopping initiation of foreclosures until the State of Emergency is terminated (04.03.2020)

Administrative Order on suspension of foreclosures, evictions, and Other ejectments involving residences. (03.25.2020) 

Governor's Order Temporarily prohibiting evictions. (03.16.2020)

Massachusetts

Yes

Yes

Bill H.4647 - An Act providing for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 Emergency. (04.20.2020) (Expires the sooner of 08.18.2020 - or 45 days after the end of the governor’s emergency declaration.) (04.20.2020)

Bill H.4624 - An Act providing for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 Emergency (04.06.2020)

2020-12 Guidance on Local Housing Authority Evictions and Rent Redetermination (03.25.2020)

Affordable Housing Lease Enforcement and Evictions during COVID-19 Emergency (03.25.2020)

Courts have put a stop to most evictions until at least 04.21.2020. (03.13.2020)

Michigan

No

No

Executive Order 2020-151 (Continuation): Declaration of state of emergency and state of disaster related to the COVID-19 pandemic (Expires 08.11.2020 at 11:59 p.m.)

Executive Order 2020-134 - Eviction diversion program for COVID-19-related debtors (Rescission of Executive Order 2020-118 Effective 07.16.2020 (06.26.2020) 

Executive Order 2020-127 (Continuation) - Declaration of state of emergency and state of disaster related to the COVID-19 pandemic - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-99. (Expires 07.16.2020) (06.18.2020) RESCINDED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-151

Executive Order No. 2020-118 - Temporary prohibition against entry to premises for the purpose of removing or excluding a tenant or mobile home owner from their home. -  Rescission of Executive Order 2020-85) (Expires 07.16.2020)  (06.11.2020) (EXPIRED 07.16.2020)

Executive Order No. 2020-106 - Establishing deadline to redeem property for nonpayment of delinquent property taxes. (05.28.2020) (Expired 06.29.2020)

Executive Order No. 2020-100 - Amending certain previously issued executive orders to clarify their duration (05.22.2020)

Executive Order No. 2020-99 (Extension) - Declaration of state of emergency and state of disaster related to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Expires 06.19.2020 at 11:59 p.m.) (05.22.2020) 

Executive Order No. 2020-85 - Temporary prohibition against entry to premises for the purpose of removing or excluding a tenant or mobile home owner from their home. (Rescission of Executive Order 2020-54) (EXPIRED/RESCINDED 06.11.2020)

Executive Order No. 2020-66 - Termination of the states of emergency and disaster declared under the Emergency Management Act in Executive Order 2020-33. (04.30.2020)

MiMortgage Partnership Program - Participating financial institutions agree to a voluntary plan protecting homeowners. (04.23.2020)

Executive Order No. 2020-58 - Temporary suspension of certain timing requirements relating to the commencement of civil and probate actions and proceedings. (04.22.2020)

Executive Order No. 2020-54 - Temporary prohibition against entry to premises for the purpose of removing or excluding a tenant or mobile home owner from their home. (Rescission of Executive Order 2020-19) (Expires 05.15.2020) (04.17.2020) (RESCINDED)

Executive Order No. 2020-33 - Expanded emergency and disaster declaration (04.01.2020)

Executive Order 2020-19 Barring execution of eviction process against tenants, vendees under executory contracts (installment land sale contracts) and manufactured home owners. Does not specifically reference post-mortgage foreclosure evictions. (03.20.2020) (RESCINDED)

Minnesota

Yes

Yes

Emergency Executive Order 20-79; Rescinding Emergency Executive Orders 20-14 and 20-73 Modifying the Suspension of Evictions and Writs of Recovery During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency (07.14.2020) (Paragraphs 2 through 13 of this Executive Order are effective as of 08.04.2020 at 12:00 a.m.) (Expires when peacetime emergency declared in Executive Order 20-01 is terminated or until rescinded)

Emergency Executive Order 20-78 Extending the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency Declared in Executive Order 20-01 (Extended through 08.12.2020) (07.13.2020)

Emergency Executive Order 20-14 - Stops new and pending evictions and requests a suspension of foreclosures. (Expires upon termination of peacetime emergency declared Executive Order 20-01.) (03.23.2020) (COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency is extended through 07.13.2020 as declared by Emergency Executive Order 20-75) RESCINDED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-79 EFFECTIVE AS OF 08.04.2020.

Mississippi

No

No

Executive Order 1505 (Extends Executive Order 1477 - Safer at Home Order; as extended and amended by Executive Orders 1496 and 1500) (07.02.2020) (Expires 8:00 a.m., 07.20.2020)

Executive Order 1488 (Extends Executive Order 1477 - Safer at Home Order) (05.22.2020) (EXPIRED 06.01.2020)

Executive Order 1484 - Extends suspension of evictions pursuant to Executive Order 1477 (Does not affect moratorium on federally backed mortgage loans) (05.14.2020) (EXPIRED 06.01.2020)

Executive Order 1477 - Safer at Home Order (Including Evictions suspended.) (04.24.2020) (EXPIRED 06.01.2020)

Executive Order 1473 - Amended Shelter In Place Order. (Extends Executive Order 1466) (04.17.2020) (EXPIRED)

Executive Order No. 1466 - Shelter in Place, Evictions Suspended. (04.01.2020) (EXPIRED)

Executive Order No. 1465 - Shelter in Place. (03.30.2020) (EXPIRED)

Missouri

No

No

Executive Order 9 - State of Emergency Extension. State of Emergency declared in Executive Order 20-02 until June 15, 2020 and directs the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan to remain activated. (04.24.2020) (EXPIRED 06.15.2020)

Stay at Home Order. (04.06.2020)

Missouri Supreme Court order suspended "all in-person proceedings in all appellate and circuit courts – including all associate, family, juvenile, municipal, and probate divisions" through 04.03.2020. Although the order does not specifically address eviction or foreclosure proceedings, it is likely to delay them. (Updated 03.22.2020)

Executive Order 2 — State of Emergency Regarding COVID-19 (03.13.2020) (Expires 06.15.2020, es extended by Executive Order 20-09)

Montana

Yes (Limited)

Yes (Limited)

Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 and establishing conditions for Phase Two (05.19.2020) 

Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 and providing guidance for the phased reopening of Montana and establishing conditions for Phase One. (04.22.2020)

Chief Justice’s Memo (04.22.2020)

Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 and providing additional guidance related to evictions and establishing relief funds for affected renters. (04.13.2020) (EXPIRED 05.24.2020)

Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 extending certain Directives (04.07.2020) (EXPIRED 04.24.20)

Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 providing measures to limit foreclosures, evictions, and disconnections from service. (03.30.2020) (EXPIRED 05.24.2020)

Montana Supreme Court Order Limiting Court Activities (03.27.2020)

Montana Supreme Court order recommended suspending cases but leaves decision to individual courts. (03.17.2020)

Executive Order No. 3-2020 - Providing that the State of Emergency Runs Concurrent with the President's Emergency Declaration (03.13.2020)

Executive Order No. 2-2020 - Declaring a State of Emergency to Exist Related to the Communicable Disease COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. (03.12.2020)

Nebraska

No

No

Executive Order 20-07 - Temporary Residential Eviction Relief until 05.31.2020. (03.25.2020) (EXPIRED 05.31.2020)

Nevada

Yes

Yes

Declaration of Emergency Directive 025 (Residential/Commercial Eviction/Foreclosure Proceedings Guidelines) (Expires 08.31.2020) (06.25.2020) 

2020-05-07 - COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency Directive 018 – Phase One Reopening (Extends Emergency Directive 010 Stay at Home Order) (05.09.2020). (EXPIRED 05.30.2020)

2020-04-29 - COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency Directive 016. (Extends Directive 013; which pertains to Directive 008) (04.29.2020) (EXPIRED 05.15.2020)

2020-04-08 Declaration of Emergency Directive 013 (Pertains to Directive 008). (04.08.2020) (EXPIRED 04.30.2020) (AMENDED BY DIRECTIVE 025)

Declaration of Emergency Directive 010 Stay at Home Order. (03.31.2020)

Declaration of Emergency Directive 008 – Foreclosures and Evictions. (03.29.2020) (Expires upon termination of state of emergency)

New Hampshire

No

No

Emergency Order #56 - Temporary Modification of Procedure Relative to Appropriations and Tax Payments (06.25.2020) (Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 as Extended by Executive Orders 2020-05, 2020-08, 2020-09, and 2020-10)

Emergency Order 51 - Terminating Emergency Orders 4 and 24 (06.11.2020) (EXPIRED 07.01.2020)

Executive Order 2020-09 - Third Extension of State of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 2020-04 (05.15.2020) (EXPIRED 06.05.2020)

Executive Order 2020-08 - Second Extension of State of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 2020-04. (04.24.2020) (EXPIRED 05.15.2020)

Executive Order 2020-05 - Extension of State of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 2020-04.(04.03.2020) (EXPIRED 04.24.2020)

Emergency Order 25 - Temporary modification of interest penalty for late payment of property taxes. (04.03.2020) (EXPIRED 07.01.2020)

Additional guidance pertaining to Emergency Order #24 from the Department of Justice. (04.30.2020) (EXPIRED 07.01.2020)

Emergency Order 24 - Modification and clarification of Emergency Order #4. (04.03.2020) (EXPIRED 07.01.2020)

Emergency Order #4 - Temporary Prohibition on Evictions and Foreclosures. (03.14.2020) (EXPIRED 07.01.2020)

New Jersey

Yes

Yes

Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey (07.20.2020)

Executive Order 151 - Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey. (06.04.2020)

Executive Order 138 - Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey. (05.06.2020)

Executive Order 130 - Allowing Municipalities to Extend Grace Period for May 1st Property Tax Payments until June 1st. (04.28.2020)

Executive Order 128 - Providing Critical Short-Term Support for Renters. (04.24.2020)

Executive Order 123 - Extending Insurance Premium Grace Periods. (04.09.2020)

Executive Order 119 - Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey. (04.04.2020)  (See now Executive Order 138)

Executive Order 106 - Moratorium on Removals of Individuals Due to Evictions or Foreclosures. (03.19.2020) 

NJ Department of Banking & Insurance (DOBI)

NJ DOBI COVID-19 and Residential Mortgage Relief - List of Financial Institutions Providing Residential Mortgage Relief; Q&A on Financial Relief (03.28.2020)

NJ DOBI Bulletin 20-04 - Disruption Resulting from COVID-19 (03.19.2020)

New Mexico

Yes

No

Executive Order No. 2020-53 - Extension of emergency through 07.30.2020 (06.30.2020)

Courts have placed a temporary moratorium on evictions. (3.26.2020)

Executive Order No. 20-8500-008 - Mobile Home Eviction and Foreclosures Order. (03.26.2020)

Executive Order No. 20-8500-007 - Stay on evictions for nonpayment of rents (03.24.2020)

New York

Yes

Yes

Executive Order 202.49 - Real Property & Proceedings Laws not continued as of 07.08.2020 (07.07.2020)

Executive Order 202.48 - Suspending Executive Order 202.9 as of 07.07.2020 (07.06.2020)

Executive Order 202.45 - Order 202.8 continued through 07.26.2020 (06.26.2020)

Executive Order 202.28 - Extension of suspension of eviction through 08.20.2020 (05.07.2020)

Executive Order 202.18 - Continuing Temporary Suspension until 05.15.2020 (04.16.2020)

COVID-19 FAQ – NYS Foreclosure, Eviction, and Consumer Debt. (03.30.2020)

Executive Order 202.9 - Forbearance of payments for a mortgage for any person or entity facing a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (03.21.2020)

Executive Order 202.8 - No enforcement of foreclosure or eviction for a period of 90 days. (03.02.2020)

North Carolina

No

No

Executive Order No. 142 - Temporary prohibitions on evictions (05.30.2020) (EXPIRED 06.20.2020)

Executive Order No. 137 - Termination of State of Emergency (04.30.2020)

Halt on evictions extended to 06.01.2020 (04.07.2020)

Executive Order No. 124 - Restrictions on Evictions until 04.17.2020 (03.31.2020)

Judicial order halts evictions and foreclosures as non-essential proceedings (03.15.2020)

North Dakota

No

No

ND Supreme Court Order allowing evictions to resume (04.23.2020)

ND Supreme Court suspends eviction proceedings (03.26.2020)

Ohio

No

No

Executive Order No. 2020-08D - Commercial Evictions and Foreclosures (04.01.2020) (EXPIRED 07.01.2020)

Ohio Supreme Court has asked municipal courts to limit eviction and foreclosure proceedings (03.19.2020)

Oklahoma

No

No

No applicable order.

No. 2020-29 - All courthouses closed, trials cancelled (03.25.2020)

Oregon

Yes

Yes

House Bill 4202 - Temporary Limitation on Landlords (06.30.2020)

Executive Order 20-30 - Rescinds EO 20-13, Emergency Extended through 08.31.2020 (06.30.2020)

House Bill 4213 - Places a moratorium on any residential evictions for nonpayment of rent until 09.30.2020 (06.26.2020)

Executive Order 20-24 - Emergency extended through 07.06.2020 (05.01.2020)

Executive Order No. 20-13 - Temporary Moratorium of residential and non-residential evictions (04.01.2020)

Executive Order No. 20-11 - placing a 90-day moratorium on any residential evictions for nonpayment of rent (03.22.2020)

Pennsylvania

Yes

Yes

Executive Order - Protections from foreclosures and evictions through 08.31.2020 (07.09.2020)

Emergency extended for 90 days (06.03.2020)

Protections from Foreclosures and Evictions through 07.10.2020 (05.07.2020)

Moratorium on evictions ends 05.11.2020 (04.30.2020)

No PA renter can be evicted during the outbreak (03.31.2020)

State Supreme Court order that during the period of judicial emergency no eviction of resident for failure to pay rent until 04.03.2020 (03.18.2020)

Rhode Island

No

No

RI Supreme Court Executive Order NO. 2020-12 - COVID-19 Pandemic Response - Continuity of Operations (05.15.2020)

Foreclosures and evictions have been suspended through the end of April for certain federally insured mortgages (03.31.2020)

South Carolina

No

No

SC Supreme Court Order No. 2020-04-30-02 - Evictions and foreclosure hearings shall resume on 05.15.2020 (04.30.2020)

SC Supreme Court Order re Statewide Evictions and Foreclosures. Evictions to be rescheduled after 05.01.2020; Foreclosures moratorium. (03.18.2020)

South Dakota

No

No

No applicable order.

Tennessee

No

No

Judicial Order No. ADM2020-00428 - Extending state of emergency until 07.03.2020 and easing suspension of in-person court proceedings (05.26.2020)

Judicial order No. ADM2020-00428 - Suspending in-person court proceedings (04.24.2020) (EXPIRED 05.31.2020)

Texas

No

No

TX Supreme Court 15th Emergency Order regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster. (05.14.2020)

TX Supreme Court 12th Emergency Order. (04.27.2020) (EXPIRED)

Utah

No

No

Executive Order suspending eviction for failure to pay rent until 05.15.2020 for residents affected by COVID-19. (04.01.2020) (EXPIRED 05.15.2020)

Vermont

Yes, limited

No

VT Supreme Court Administrative Order #49 extends Judicial Emergency through 09.01.2020. (amended 06.19.2020)

Addendum to Executive Order 10-20 - Extension of State of Emergency Declared March 13, 2020; Be Smart/Stay Safe (05.15.2020) (EXPIRED 06.15.2020)

S.333 “stays” (pauses) all evictions as of 05.14.2020, until the governor declares an end to the state of emergency, and for some actions, for 30 days after that (03.14.2020)

Virginia

No

Yes

VA Supreme Court Order - In Re: 8th Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency in Response To COVID-19 Emergency. Judicial Emergency extended through 08.30.2020. (07.29.2020)

VA Supreme Court Order - In Re: 7th Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency in Response To COVID-19 Emergency. Judicial Emergency extended through 08.09.2020. (07.08.2020)

House Bill 340 - Delays mortgage foreclosures for individuals who are not currently covered under the protections offered through the federal CARES Act or state and local protections (04.22.2020)

VA Supreme Court Order - In Re: 6th Order Modifying declaration of Judicial Emergency. (Evictions may resume on 06.29.2020) (06.22.2020)

VA Supreme Court Order - In Re: 5th Order further modifying and extending declaration of judicial emergency. (06.22.2020)

VA Supreme Court Order - In Re: 5th Order Modifying and extending declaration of Judicial Emergency through 06.28.2020 (06.08.2020)

VA Supreme Court Order - Judicial emergency extended through 06.28.2020 (06.01.2020)

VA Supreme Court 4th order modifying judicial emergency. Effective 05.15.2020, all courts may hear in-person non-emergency matters if they determine it is safe to do so (05.12.2020)

VA Supreme Court Order - Judicial emergency extended through 06.10.2020. (05.06.2020)

Washington

Yes

No (but recommended)

Proclamation #20-19.3 - Extending and expanding the temporary moratorium on evictions related to residential dwellings and commercial rental properties through 10.15.2020 (07.24.2020)

Department of Financial Institutions Urges Mortgage Servicers to Postpone Foreclosures by 90 days. (03.20.2020)

West Virginia

No

No

Supreme Court of Appeals Administrative Order re: Resumption of Operations (05.06.2020) 

Supreme Court of Appeals Amended Administrative Order extending judicial emergency through 05.15.2020. (04.22.2020)

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia judicial emergency declared through 05.01.2020. (04.03.2020) 

Wisconsin

No

No

Emergency Order #15, a temporary ban on evictions (for failure to pay rent) and foreclosures until 05.26.2020. (03.27.2020) (EXPIRED)

Wyoming

No, but court hearings limited

No

WY Supreme Court 5th Amended Order AMENDING 03.18.2020 TEMPORARY PLAN TO ADDRESS HEALTH RISKS POSED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (suspends non-emergency court proceedings until 08.15.2020) (7.24.2020)

WY Supreme Court 4th Amended Order - Suspending non-emergency in-court proceedings until 08.03.2020. (06.12.2020)

Order extending COVID-19 emergency procedural orders to 08.03.2020 (05.20.2020)

Supreme Court judicial order suspending all in-person proceedings until 05.31.2020. (04.30.2020)

American Samoa

No

No

No applicable order.

District of Columbia

Yes

Yes

DC Act 23-247 - COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (No evictions during state of emergency and 60 days thereafter)

DC Superior Court Order (Expires 08.14.2020) (06.19.2020)

District of Columbia courts suspended evictions of tenants and foreclosed homeowners through 05.01.2020

Guam

Yes

Yes

Executive Order 2020-16 - Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions during Public Health Emergency (05.28.2020)

GU Supreme Court Order No. ADM20-210 - Judicial order suspending certain activities until further notice. (03.16.2020)

Executive Order 2020-22 - Extending Public Health Emergency to 07.30.2020 (06.29.2020)

Northern Mariana Islands

No

No

No applicable order.

Puerto Rico

Yes

Yes

Any judicial Supreme Court order that expires from 03.16.2020 to 07.14.2020 will be extended to 07.15.2020; expiration of 120-day terms between 03.16.2020 to 06.30.2020 will be extended to 08.29.2020 (05.22.2020)

Commonwealth wide ordered delays or restrictions: All hearings and judicial matters at the courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are suspended from 03.16.2020 to 04.12.2020. Only urgent matters will be entertained. (03.26.2020)

Judicial order staying all eviction proceedings in foreclosure cases and previous eviction orders until 05.30.2020. (03.19.2020)

U.S. Virgin Islands

Yes

No

Eleventh Supplemental EO allows recovery of possession of real property, demand for rent and detainer for rental payment arrears greater than 60 days, subject to CARES Act. Increases in rent are not allowed (07.27.2020)

OR 2020-0010 Stay extended to 06.14.2020 with no automatic extension (05.28.2020)

Executive Order 2020-0009 - Establishes a task force to develop a plan for resumption of judicial operations (05.19.2020)  

OR 2020-0008 All orders of foreclosure and eviction not yet executed by 3.23.2020, shall automatically be stayed through 06.01.2020. (04.23.2020)

No rental fee increases for residential or commercial leaseholds or tenancies at-will, effective 03.13.2020 and so long as state of emergency is in effect. (04.20.2020)

OR340-774-0001 Suspension of Codes relating to landlord-tenant actions to recover possession of real property, demand for rent or forceable entry and detainer in effect during the state of emergency. (03.23.2020) 

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