Governor’s Latest Executive Order Regarding Mortgage Foreclosures & Evictions

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis yesterday evening issued the attached Executive Order 20-137, which extends to 12:01 a.m., on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Executive Order 2020-94, as extended by Executive Order 20-121. As a reminder, the original Executive Order 2020-94 provided:

  • Section 1. I hereby suspend and toll any statute providing for a mortgage foreclosure cause of action under Florida law for 45 days from the date of this Executive Order, including any extensions.
  • Section 2. I hereby suspend and toll any statute providing for an eviction cause of action under Florida law solely as it relates to non-payment of rent by residential tenants due to the COVID-19 emergency for 45 days from the date of this Executive Order, including any extensions.

For the Clay County Clerk’s Office, this means the following:  Clerks will keep accepting foreclosure and eviction filings; Clerks will collect any applicable fees; Clerks will take no additional action without direction locally from the judiciary, including the issuance of a summons unless specifically directed by the local judiciary.

Thank you.