Santa Monica Extends Residential and Commercial Eviction Moratoriums to January 31, 2021

December 1, 2020 10:33 AM

The City of Santa Monica’s latest emergency supplement extends the City’s eviction moratoriums to January 31, 2021. The twenty-ninth supplement comes as additional restrictions are implemented in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise across Los Angeles County.  

“As we head into this winter season, we remain committed to supporting our residents and local businesses in every way that we can,” said Interim City Manager and Director of Emergency Services Lane Dilg. “This extension of our eviction moratoriums will keep Santa Monicans safe in their homes and provide small businesses needed assurance to make it through the last months of the pandemic, as we look to vaccination and recovery, now clearly visible on the horizon in 2021.”    

To continue to protect residents from losing their housing due to the effects of a COVID-19 impact and assist small businesses, many of whose operations are subject to increased limitations due to the recent surge in COVID-19, the twenty-ninth supplement does the following:   

              During periods when either of these exceptions applies, commercial tenant 1s are not required to pay any rent to remain subject to the moratorium on eviction. 

Additionally, the twenty-ninth supplement suspends late payment penalties through March 31, 2021, for unpaid or delinquent Transient Occupancy Taxes collected by hotels and others for periods beginning on or after November 1, 2020.  An earlier suspension of such penalties expired as of June 30, 2020.  The supplement also authorizes the Housing Commission to meet to review and make recommendations regarding updates to the City’s Housing Element. 

For the latest information, please visit, or call the City’s Coronavirus Hotline at (310) 458-8400.  



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