To Evict or Not to Evict. That is the question.
There have been many questions surrounding the "validity" of evictions during this ongoing Pandemic. Sulphur City Court received word today that effective immediately, the CDC has extended its September 4, 2020 Moratorium on Eviction proceedings through March 31, 2021. There have been no changes to this Moratorium other than the expiration date.
Qualified renters may still be evicted for reasons other than not payment of rent.
This Order is a deferment plan, ONLY, to protect tenants and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This does NOT cancel Rental payments from tenants. This Order ONLY defers payments at this time. Tenants are still subject to penalties and late fees for non-payment.
Renters are still required to Pay Rent and follow all other terms of their lease.
Landlords may require payments, IN FULL, to include late fees, at the end of this Moratorium.
You MUST qualify for eviction protection. Each adult member of a household must provide an executed copy of a Declaration form attached to the CDC Order to their landlord. This Declaration is subject to penalties of perjury.
For more information regarding the Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 please visit the Federal Register, Daily Journal of the United States Government at www.federalregister.gov/d/2020-19654
Please contact Sulphur City Court 337-527-7006 with any further questions regarding evictions.