COVID-19 SMC Eviction Regulations
On March 24, 2020, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted Emergency Regulation 2020-001, which places a temporary Countywide moratorium on evictions from residential units for:
(1) non-payment of rent by tenants directly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; and
(2) certain no-fault causes unless the eviction is necessary for the health and safety of the tenant, other residents in the tenant's building, the landlord, or the landlord's family. See the pdf below for the regulation in its entirety.
While the Emergency Regulation remains in effect, if a tenant does not make a rent payment when it is due, and the landlord wishes to move forward with an eviction for that failure to timely pay rent, the landlord must first send the tenant a copy of this "Notice Re: San Mateo County Emergency Regulation 2020-001" and follow the instructions described therein (the Notice can also be found below in English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Tagalog).
Please let us know if you have any questions on this regulation at email@example.com and we will continue to post the answers to FAQ's (frequently asked questions). Click on the FAQ button below to view the COVID-19 San Mateo County Emergency Regulation 2020-001 Frequently Asked Questions.
The San Mateo County Department of Housing (DOH) is conducting a survey to help prioritize how the County will utilize its special CDBG-CV and ESG-CV allocations to plan, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 needs, authorized by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Please complete this survey to submit your comments. CLICK HERE
On May 26, 2020, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a 30-day extension (see updated Emergency Regulation 2020-001 below). The Emergency Regulation is now set to expire on June 30, 2020. Notices for the extension through June 30, 2020 can be found below in English and Spanish.