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COVID-19 Information for Nevada

The purpose of this page is to provide apartment industry professionals with an overview of the issues affecting our industry with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. The page is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, legal advice. This resource is not intended to provide a mandatory standard of care for the industry.

State and Local Affiliates

Please remember to use your state or local apartment association as the primary resource for the most up-to-date information on your responsibilities. Find your local affiliate.

State Legal and Regulatory Information

We highly suggest you contact a local attorney before you decide to initiate an eviction action against a resident in the current environment as overlaying federal, state and county laws or restrictions on the judicial process may apply. This includes: issuing a notice to vacate, initiating any eviction-related action, or assessing fees or penalties on residents for nonpayment of rent or other lease violations. In addition to the below, you can access NAA's statutory information on late fees, eviction laws and other policy issues.

Shelter in Place 

Effective Friday, May 1, 2020, Nevada will continue to remain under the Shelter-in-Place order, but will allow Nevadans expanded outdoor and recreational access to activities and provide some relief for small business owners. This will remain in effect until rescinded.

State of Emergency

Governor Steve Sisolak declared a state of emergency on March 12, 2020.

Eviction

No statewide eviction moratorium for Nevada. 

Rental Assistance/Housing Provider Assistance

On April 7, 2020, Nevada Attorney General authorized the transfer of $2 million to the United Way of Northern Nevada and United Way of Southern Nevada to provide direct rental assistance to families facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Rent Freeze

No rent freeze is in effect at the state or local level. Nevada is a Dillon’s rule state, meaning all authorities granted to local government are determined by the state government. See American Legislative Exchange Council for more details.

Price-Gouging Law

Nevada does not have statutory language regulating price gouging during declarations of emergency.