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COVID-19 Information for North Dakota

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

No statewide Shelter-In-Place order for North Dakota.

State of Emergency 

Governor Doug Bergum declared a state of emergency on March 13.

Eviction

No statewide eviction moratorium for North Dakota. 

Rent Freeze

No rent freeze is in effect at the state or local level. Local rent regulation is preempted by North Dakota Code: § 47-16-02.1.

Price-Gouging Law

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