Governor Sisolak’s new eviction ban prevents protected tenants from being evicted from residential properties through March 31, 2021. Importantly, the ban is not automatic so tenants must take action to protect themselves.

Tenants are eligible for the eviction moratorium if they (1) are unable to pay rent for a COVID-related reason, (2) expect to make less than $99,000 in 2020 ($198,000 if filing jointly), and (3) are likely to become homeless or forced into a group living situation if evicted.

To get protection, tenants must give their landlord a signed declaration verifying that they meet all of the ban’s eligibility criteria (just like tenants needed to do under the federal CDC eviction ban). Tenants can deliver the declaration to their landlord any way they want—by hand-delivery, certified mail, or email—but must keep a record of how and when it was delivered.

A copy of the declaration is available here: 

For tenants to protect themselves, they need to do the following:

1. Sign the declaration and give it to their landlord. Keep a copy for themselves and some proof of how it was delivered.

2. If they are served an eviction notice, file an answer with the court even if they have already given their landlord a declaration. If they are served with an eviction or lockout order, file with the court a copy of their declaration and proof that they delivered it to their landlord if they haven’t already.  Here’s the link to the Answer to file at the court:

Click the following links for more info:

Resource Flyer

CDC Declaration Packet

Eviction Moratorium Under Emergency Directive (English)

Eviction Moratorium Under Emergency Directive (Spanish)