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Evictions To Resume In Orange County

A form available on the Orange County Sheriff's website is a step in the eviction is a step process for landlords. (Courtesy Orange County Sheriff)
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Evictions in Orange County have been stopped for two months, a grace period meant to give people struggling to pay their bills because of the coronavirus pandemic some breathing room.

Now, some of those evictions that were in progress before the pandemic began will resume.

In a statement today, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said that it plans to move forward with about 185 court-ordered evictions. Deputies with the Department's Civil Bureau will start serving eviction notices the week of June 1 and began notifying tenants yesterday to:

  • See if they are still living in the unit
  • Inform them that the court-ordered eviction is moving forward

The department noted: "Once a judge issues eviction orders, California civil code provides 180 days for the eviction to be served by law enforcement."
There are approximately 185 court-ordered evictions that were temporarily suspended when the Civil Bureau ceased activity in mid-March 2020.

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The Sheriff's Department says deputies will work with renters and landlords to help prevent evicted tenants from becoming homeless during the pandemic.

The word that Orange County evictions would resume came the same day L.A. city leaders announced a plan to use $100 million in federal stimulus money to provide relief to renters.