Eviction Laws

Hundreds of thousands of renters are evicted from their homes each year. The eviction process is regulated by state law, municipal law, and/or court rules. Eviction laws may have important public health impacts since they regulate the process through which a tenant can be displaced from their home. These laws and rules address several issues including the reasons for which a landlord may evict, circumstances in which a landlord must accept a tenant’s attempt to cure a violation, notice requirements, details of the legal process required to evict a tenant, and post-judgment proceedings.

This map identifies and displays key features of laws governing the eviction process in 40 cities in the United States in effect as of August 1, 2018.

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