Eviction Process Set To Resume In Guilford And Forsyth Counties

Eviction Process Set To Resume In Guilford And Forsyth Counties

3:19pm May 18, 2020
Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers speaks at a press conference about the statewide release of the School Justice Partnership Toolkit with N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper and State Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley in August 2019. KERI BROWN/WFDD

As the reopening process for North Carolina continues, a moratorium on evictions is ending in some counties across the state.

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office says it will begin serving notices on May 29.

Deputies will conduct what’s called eviction padlocking from May 29 - June 1. It’s for around 140 eviction judgments previously issued by the court.

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office declined an interview. But in a press release, Sheriff Danny Rogers says the decision was based on several factors. Those include Gov. Cooper’s decision to begin reopening businesses and other activities, the distribution of federal stimulus checks, and the state’s expansion of unemployment benefits for workers affected by COVID-19.

Guilford County says advance written notice is being sent out to affected tenants.

The sheriff's office began a moratorium on evictions on March 19. That followed a temporary pause to most state court proceedings, which will run through June 1.

Evictions will also resume in Forsyth County. The sheriff's office says it’s already begun notifying impacted individuals. As of today, 41 evictions will be executed on June 1.

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