Eviction Moratorium in Vermont Due to COVID-19 Crisis — Ban on Evictions

Updated 5/14/2020 at 4:45 p.m.


You may have heard of an “eviction moratorium.” There are three laws or rules that affect Vermont evictions and foreclosures, the federal CARES Act, the Vermont Judiciary’s emergency rules, and a state law called S.333. 

This page is about evictions. For foreclosures, see our information about foreclosures during the COVID-19 crisis

The federal CARES Act prevents non-payment rental terminations until July 24, 2020. 

The Vermont Judiciary’s emergency rules prevent non-emergency hearings until May 31, 2020. 

S.333 “stays” (pauses) all evictions as of May 14, 2020, until the governor declares an end to the state of emergency, and for some actions, for 30 days after that. 

Be sure to check this page again as it will change whenever the rules change. 

If you have questions after reading the information below relevant to your situation, contact us to ask for help



Updated: May 15, 2020