Can I Still Be Evicted in Alabama During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Authored By: Legal Services Alabama LSC Funded

Information

 

There is currently no eviction ban for most tenants in Alabama.

If you are facing eviction, you can call Legal Services Alabama at 1-866-456-4995 for legal help or apply online HERE
  • Find more information on the eviction process here and here.

 

What should I do if I receive an unlawful detainer (eviction lawsuit)?

 

What kind of hearing will I have in my eviction case?
  • Courts in Alabama have started having in-person hearings again. This varies by county. 
  • Many courts are also holding virtual eviction hearings by video conferencing services like Zoom. 
  • You should receive a notice from the court of your hearing date. 
    • The notice should say if your hearing is in-person or virtual.
    • If it is in-person, it should tell you where to go. 
    • If it is virtual, you should have information on how to join the virtual hearing. 
    • Call your county courthouse if you have questions.

If you are facing eviction - have received a notice, court papers, or think you'll be behind on your rent - call Legal Services Alabama at 1-866-456-4995 or apply online HERE.  

 

Last Review and Update: Dec 28, 2020