Monterey County tenants, not living an incorporated city or town, will likely soon become protected from eviction should the Monterey County Superior Court adopt a letter from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors requesting that the Court suspend all evictions until May 31, 2020. The Board may later request that the Superior Court extend the Monterey County Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

Presently, the Monterey County Superior Court is reviewing the Board of Supervisors’ request and expects to make a final determination on it next week.

Although the Board of Supervisors’ request has not yet been adopted, Monterey County unlawful detainer (eviction) cases have been stayed for two weeks.

Should the Monterey County Superior Court adopt the Board of Supervisors’ request, Monterey County tenants must still pay rent during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

The Monterey County Superior Court joins the San Francisco Superior Court in temporarily halting evictions due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, multiple cites have passed, or will soon pass, Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, including San FranciscoOaklandBerkeleySan JoseSanta MonicaCulver CityStocktonSacramentoSan DiegoAlameda, and Los Angeles.

If you are a Monterey County tenant with questions about your tenant rights during Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic or have questions about California Rent Control (AB 1482), contact Astanehe Law to speak with a tenant attorney.