Contra Costa County Superior Courts Are Closed Through April 30, 2020; No Unlawful Detainer Evictions May Be Filed
The Contra Costa County Superior Court issued another press release extending the courts’ closures through April 30, 2020. During this time, they will be accepting some filings beginning April 6, 2020, including restraining orders. However, they will NOT accept unlawful detainer eviction filings during this time. This means that landlords cannot file any new unlawful detainer cases until after April 30, 2020.
Concord City Council Approved Very Limited Eviction Ordinance through May 31
On March 25, 2020, Concord City Council approved an extremely limited ordinance on evictions. The ordinance prevents landlords from evicting residential or commercial tenants for nonpayment of rent or utilities, if those tenants’ incomes are reduced due to the coronavirus. Importantly, this is NOT a complete moratorium on evictions.