Local Notice Rules
Some local governments have added extra notice requirements:
City of Dallas: The city requires a special 21 day "COVID Notice of Possible Eviction" for all evictions. If tenants respond to the COVID Notice within 21 days and show that they have been impacted by COVID-19, the tenant has 60 days to make up unpaid rent. For more information, see Dallas City Hall's website.
San Antonio: Landlords must give tenants facing eviction a Notice of Renters Rights or risk a $500 fine.
San Marcos: The city passed a rule that requires landlords to give 90 days written notice to tenants before they can issue a notice to vacate, prior to filing for eviction. The tenant has the right to make up for unpaid rent during this 90 days. Tenants have a right to get this 90 days notice until the City Council ends San Marcos' disaster declaration.
Austin: The landlord must give the tenant an extra 28-day notice. The landlord can only give the tenants the required three-day Notice to Vacate and file the eviction with the court after the 28 days have passed. The tenant has the right to make up late rent during these 28 days.
This City of Austin notice requirement does not apply to evictions for rent payments missed after December 31, 2021. This 28-day notice requirement ends on February 28, 2022 unless extended.
CARES Act Notice
The CARES Act Section 4024 gave renters a number of protections that have since expire. However, the act still requires some landlords to give an extra 30-day notice in addition to the notice Texas law requires. Note that this extra notice is only for evictions due to unpaid rent.
The CARES Act notice requirement applies to any property that is "insured, guaranteed, supplemented, or assisted in any way, by any officer or agency of the Federal Government." That means you are entitled to a 30-Day Notice to Vacate if your landlord:
- Participates in any qualifying federal housing program, such as Section 8 or Housing Choice
- Has been partially purchased by or received loans from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac
Learn how to find out if the CARES Act applies to your home. See also this Texas RioGrande Legal Aid article for more information about the CARES Act.