For residents in the city of Dallas, landlords are required to provide tenants subject to eviction for non-payment of rent (i.e., it is not required for evictions resulting from other lease violations). This notice must be provided prior to giving the notice to vacate, and the notice to vacate cannot be given until after the period during which the tenant may respond to the COVID notice of proposed eviction. The period for response is 21 days, but if the tenant responds to the COVID notice of proposed eviction in writing before the 21 days expire, the period is extended to a full 60 days from the date the COVID notice of proposed eviction is given. If the landlord provides the notice to vacate before the response period expires, or files an eviction suit prior to the time noted in the notice to vacate (e.g., 3 days), the case should be dismissed.