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UPDATED: April 14, 2021

The Governor has extended Nevada's eviction moratorium through May 31, 2021.  The Governor's Declaration of Emergency Directive 043 extends the moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent and no cause evictions where the tenant is unable to pay rent due to a loss in income.  Tenants again must submit a Declaration to their landlord in order to invoke the moratorium protections.  Tenants must still be "covered persons" under the new moratorium.  See the Governor's NV Health Response website for more information.

In order to be covered by the moratorium, Tenants must declare that:

  • You are unable to pay the full rent due because of extraordinary medical expenses or a loss of income or work related to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • You are likely to be homeless if evicted; and
  • You are low income - earns less than $99,000 a year (or $198,000 if filing taxes jointly), received a stimulus check, or was not required to pay taxes.

Landlords also must include a new Notice to Tenants with any eviction notice or notice to vacate issued to you. The notice provide information about the moratorium and includes a copy of the Covered Person Declaration form, and information about rental assistance.  For more information you can see the Notice to Tenants at

If a tenant is covered by the moratorium, though, a landlord cannot evict the tenant after a lease expires, for non payment of rent or for no cause. 

The federal government also extended the CDC Moratorium on evictions until June 30, 2021.  Like Governor's Directive 036, tenants must be "covered persons" under the CDC Moratorium and must declare:

(1) The individual has used best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing;

(2) The individual either (i) expects to earn no more than $99,000 in annual income for Calendar Year 2020 (or no more than $198,000 if filing a joint tax return), (ii) was not required to report any income in 2019 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or (iii) received an Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) pursuant to Section 2201 of the CARES Act;

(3) the individual is unable to pay the full rent or make a full housing payment due to substantial loss of household income, loss of compensable hours of work or wages, a lay-off, or extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses;

(4) the individual is using best efforts to make timely partial payments that are as close to the full payment as the individual's circumstances may permit, taking into account other nondiscretionary expenses; and

(5) eviction would likely render the individual homeless—or force the individual to move into and live in close quarters in a new congregate or shared living setting—because the individual has no other available housing options.

Neither of the moratoriums protect from evictions for cause.  Both Declarations must be delivered to the landlord to be effective.

For more information on how to contest an eviction, please visit our Know Your Rights/Housing page.

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The Supreme Court has promulgated new rules governing the statewide mediation program for non-payment of rent actions after the state moratorium expires on October 15, 2020.  See the Eviction Mediation Rules.  In order to request mediation, a tenant may do so by including a request in the Tenant's Affidavit filed to contest the non-payment of rent eviction notice.  For a form Tenant's Affidavit, see our Know Your Rights/Housing/Forms section of our website.  There is no cost to request mediation.

In order to request mediation a tenant must make the request in the Tenant's Affidavit and also include:

  • The preferred method for the mediation: in person, telephonic, or by video
  • Identify each tenant participating in mediation, and provide contact information including address, phone number, and email address
  • You must also include a request for an interpreter if you require one and the language needed
  • Include a statement whether you applied for rental assistance and identify the agencies and the status of all applications.
  • Include a statement whether or not you executed a payment plan with your landlord

A landlord may make a similar request in its complaint but also must include information regarding the preferred method of for mediation, identify the person with authority to negotiate a settlement and provide contact information for that person in the complaint.

Non-payment of rent eviction notices must also now include statements describing the availability of the eviction mediation program, any rental assistance programs, and any electronic option for the tenant to file the Tenant's Affidavit.

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Please be aware of scams!  Scammers target people in stressful situations.  Scams have already begun to spread online and on social media.  Please see Fraud Corner - COVID 19 Fraud Final for more information about coronavirus related scams.

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