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Bexar County Halting Evictions And Arrest Warrants

This morning, Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector Albert Uresti announced that property tax foreclosure sales will be canceled for the month of April and May amid the COVID-19 outbreak. He said his office is considering halting mortgage foreclosure sales in April and May, as well.

In the meantime, the courts will still accept eviction filings. After that period is up, tenants could again face eviction for unpaid rent or other lease violations.

Through April 16, Bexar County’s four justice of the peace courts won’t hear eviction cases or force people out of their homes through the writ of possession process, the courts said Monday. Because the public health crisis is changing so quickly, court officials could decide to change or extend that period.

The move comes after Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff declared a public health emergency Friday, limiting large gatherings, suspending court trials and ordering landlords to pause evictions for 30 days.

Also warrants for arrest are either being suspended or dropped in cases due to traffic violations to limit the contact between officers and people with these warrants.

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