Eviction and Cutoff Orders Extended in Atlanta

Mayor Bottoms issues new pandemic deadline

May 19, 2020
Atlanta Mayor Bottoms has extended orders related to COVID-19 for 60 days.

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June 30th is the new deadline for some COVID-19 orders previously issued by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. In March a 60-day reprieve had been granted against evictions and utility cutoffs. It was due to expire soon.

A statement from her office Tuesday indicated that Mayor Bottoms had reissued 3 Administrative Orders to “assist Atlanta residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Administrative Order 2020-12 directs the Department of Watershed Management (DWM) to refrain from taking any action which would result in the termination of water services to any DWM customer due to non-payment through June 30, 2020.

Administrative Order 2020-13 directs all parking enforcement officers to refrain from taking any action to enforce parking regulations which would result in the towing or immobilization of vehicles in restricted areas of the City’s right of way through June 30, 2020.

Administrative Order 2020-14 directs the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to refrain from taking any action to enforce any prohibitions against the sale of unopened wine and/or malt beverages by the package for off premises consumption by restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments licensed for the sale of those beverages through June 30, 2020.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Bottoms issued a series of Executive and Administrative Orders to minimize the impact of the virus. Those Orders can be viewed online here.

Among the Orders, a 60-day moratorium on residential evictions for properties subsidized by governmental and quasi-governmental agencies was signed into law as an ordinance by Mayor Bottoms on May 11, 2020. These entities include the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta Beltline Inc., Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority, Invest Atlanta, Partners for Home and the City of Atlanta’s Department of Grants and Community Development.