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Eviction Moratorium Extended to September 30 for Residential and August 31 for Some Commercial Tenants


SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The City of Santa Monica today issued two updates to its local emergency declaration for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) extending the eviction moratorium for residential tenants and some commercial tenants, and further clarifying requirements for face coverings.

“As COVID-19 continues to spread, impacting the livelihoods of our community members and small businesses, we continue to extend our local eviction moratorium to keep people in their homes or tenancy,” said Interim City Manager Lane Dilg. “Please wear a face covering at all times and do not gather with people outside of your household.”

Under a twenty-second supplement, Santa Monica’s eviction moratorium is extended to September 30, 2020 for residential tenants in alignment with state law. The extension is to August 31, 2020 for commercial tenants defined as commercial tenant 1s in the fifth revised first supplement, as explained in this June 17 press release.

A revised twentieth supplement clarifies the requirement that everyone engaging in outside activities (walking, jogging, biking, etc.) must wear a face covering, or have one ready to be immediately put on, whenever they approach within 30 feet of another person outside of their household.

For questions about the City’s eviction moratorium, please visit, or call the City’s hotline at (310) 458-8400 or email