Eviction is when the tenant is court-ordered to leave the property. Only a sheriff may enforce this court order, and landlords can never evict without a court order and a sheriff. Note: In Denver, deputy sheriffs conduct the evictions. This type of legal action is called a Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED).
Landlords cannot legally deny tenants access to the property, change the locks, or remove the tenant’s possessions without a court order.
Denver Clerk & Recorder and Community Partners Hosting Foreclosure Town Halls
The Office of the Denver Clerk and Recorder, the Office of Financial Empowerment & Protection, the Denver Housing Authority and other community partners will host a series of virtual townhalls for Denver homeowners. For more information, visit the Clerk and Recorder pages here.
THE CDC MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 31, 2021.
What does this mean?
The Order temporarily halts residential evictions of covered persons for nonpayment of rent during September 4, 2020, through March 31, 2021. This means that a landlord, owner of a residential property, or other person with a legal right to pursue an eviction or a possessory action cannot evict for nonpayment of rent any covered person from any residential property in any U.S. state or U.S. territory where the Order applies.
How does someone use this protection?
A tenant, lessee, or resident of a residential property must provide a completed and signed copy of the declaration to their landlord, owner of the residential property where they live, or other person who has a right to have them evicted or removed from where they live. The declaration may be signed and transmitted either electronically or by hard copy. Each adult listed on the lease, rental agreement, or housing contract should complete the declaration. In certain circumstances, such as individuals filing a joint tax return, it may be appropriate for one member of the residence to provide an executed declaration on behalf of other adult residents party to the lease, rental agreement, or housing contract at issue. The declaration can be downloaded below.
CDC Eviction Moratorium
CDC Declaration Form
CDC Declaration Form in Multiple Languages
Declaration Form in Spanish pdf icon[PDF – 73 KB]
To learn more about how to handle an eviction or foreclosure, download the resources below: