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County Adopts COVID-19 Ban on Evictions for Residents and Businesses

Posted on March 25, 2020

On March 24, 2020, the Marin County Board of Supervisors approved an emergency resolution to prevent residents and business owners from being evicted because of a sudden loss of income tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. This ban is in effect countywide in every city, town, and unincorporated area of Marin County and lasts until May 31, 2020, unless extended by the Board of Supervisors.

The resolution requires renters and lease holders to notify their landlord within 30 days after the rent is due that they are unable to pay because of financial impacts related to COVID-19. A landlord may seek payment of unpaid rent after the expiration of the local emergency, but may not charge late fees. For details, FAQs, and sample language for renters to use to notify their landlords,  visit the Marin Community Development Agency’s Renter and Landlord Resources webpage.

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