The City of San Antonio approved a new ordinance (#2020-06-25-045) that requires a
Notice of Tenants’ Rights
be attached to every Notice to Vacate for Non-Payment of Rent issued within the City limits.
This new ordinance requires that both English and Spanish versions
should be delivered with any Notice to Vacate for Non-Payment of Rent.
The new Notice of Tenants’ Rights will help both landlords and tenants avoid costly eviction proceedings by encouraging communication and highlighting financial assistance resources.
Please know that this ordinance applies to all residential properties within the City of San Antonio. The City’s Code Enforcement Division will issue warnings for the first instance of non-compliance. Subsequent violations will be addressed by an Administrative Hearing Officer and can result in fines of up to $500 per violation.