Updated county Shelter in Place orders currently in effect. Face covering masks mandatory in most Bay Area counties effective April 22. View our guidelines concerning face coverings here. Choose a county/city below and review the orders and FAQs:
|County/City Public Health Website||SIP Order||Face Coverings Order||FAQs|
|State of California||Order - May 4||Order||FAQ|
|Alameda||Order - Aug 28||Order||FAQ|
|City of Berkeley||Order - Oct 2||Order|
|Contra Costa||Order - Sept 14||Order||FAQ|
|Marin||Order - May 15||Order||FAQ|
|San Francisco||Order - Sept 30||Order||FAQ|
|San Mateo||Order - June 17||Order||FAQ|
|Santa Clara||Order - Oct 5||Order||FAQ|
|Sonoma||Order - Sept 23||Order||FAQ|
DRE Real Estate Advertising Guidelines: These are intended to assist California real estate licensees—brokers and salespersons—in understanding the many advertising requirements they are expected to know and follow (August 13).
SIP Q&A (May 20)
Appendix A: Alameda County released a new Site Specific Protection Plan for businesses permitted to open (June 5).
Appendix A: Contra Costa County Social Distancing Protocol: Essential Businesses must complete this form (April 29).
DRE offices are currently closed to the public and exam testing is suspended. Online services continue to be available. DRE is temporarily answering Licensing related questions by email at Ask.DRELicensing@dre.ca.gov. For more information view the DRE COVID-19 Updates Page.
Bay area County Recorder offices: Status report (March 24).
Alameda County Clerk-Recorder office is providing limited functions utilizing online orders, mail and a drop box outside the main office in Oakland (March 19).
Property Tax Penalty Waivers and Publican’s Postings: The Alameda County Tax Collector may waive property tax payment penalties for home owners impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Read more (March 31).
Confusion over East Bay Shelter in Place rules for real estate: Alameda County, Contra Costa County and the City of Berkeley have identical Shelter in Place (SIP) Orders for the East Bay that define real estate professional as essential for limited purpose. However, these SIP orders lack clarity on who is covered and what the restrictions mean. Each of the three Orders have been interpreted differently. We have contacted the City and Counties’ Attorneys and Public Health Departments to request clarification. Read more (April 6).