Austin-Travis County Extend Eviction Protections Through February 1

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City of Austin Mayor Adler extended local Emergency Orders to prohibit* the issuance of Notices To Vacate through February 1, 2021. *A landlord may issue a NTV in some instances - see order, Section 2. for details.


Additionally, newly elected Travis County Judge Andy Brown signed extended Orders today reflecting the same language prohibiting issuing notices to vacate (NTVs).


Both orders now reflect enforcement requirements and criminal penalties, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000.


This is following an earlier extension of the additional requirement to issue a 60-day notice of proposed eviction, for any rent debt incurred between March 26, 2020 and March 5, 2021; and a further modification of a standing order of the Travis County Justices of the Peace Courts abating residential eviction cases, meeting certain requirements, until after February 1, 2021.