3-Day Eviction Notice Form

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A 3-day eviction notice form gives tenants 3 days to comply with the eviction notice and remain in the rental unit, or to move out of the rental unit within the 3-day notice period, and may be applicable for evictions due to nonpayment of rent, illegal activity, and lease violations, among others.

3-Day Eviction Notices by State

The chart below indicates which states use 3-day eviction notices, what type of eviction the notice is used for, and whether tenants can cure the violation and remain in the rental unit.

State 3-Day Notice Used For: Ability to Cure?
Arkansas Nonpayment of rent (civil actions only)*  No
California 1)    Illegal activity

2)    Nonpayment of rent

3)    Non-compliance

4)    Waste/nuisance

1) No

2) Yes

3) Depends on violation

4) No

Colorado 1)    Illegal activity

2)    Nonpayment*

3)    Non-compliance*

4)    Termination of tenancy (between 1 week and 1 month/at-will)

1)  No

2)  Yes

3)  No

4)  No

Connecticut 1)    Nonpayment of rent

2)    Non-compliance

3)    Termination of tenancy (at-will tenants)

4)    Owner’s personal use of rental unit

5)    Discontinuance of use of rental unit

6)    Refusal to adopt rent increase

7)    Illegal activity

1)  Yes

2)  No

3)  No

4)  No

5)  No

6)  No

7)  No

Florida Nonpayment of rent Yes
Idaho 1)    Nonpayment of rent

2)    Non-compliance

3)    Waste

4)    Illegal drug activity

1)  Yes

2)  Yes

3)  No

4)  No

Iowa* 1)    Illegal activity

2)    Nonpayment of rent

1)  No

2)  Yes

Kansas Nonpayment of rent Yes
Mississippi Nonpayment of rent Yes
Montana 1)    Illegal activity

2)    Nonpayment of rent

3)    Non-compliance*

1)  No

2)  Yes

3)  Varies*

Nevada Illegal activity No
New Jersey 1)    Disorderly conduct

2)    Negligence/property damage

3)    Rental unit is provided through job and tenant loses job

4)    Illegal activity

1)  No

2)  No

3)  No

4)  No

New Mexico 1)    Illegal activity

2)    Nonpayment of rent

1)  No

2)  Yes

North Dakota 1)    Illegal activity

2)    Nonpayment of rent

3)    Non-compliance

4)    Sale of rental unit

1)  No

2)  Yes

3)  No

4)  No

Ohio 1)    Illegal activity

2)    Nonpayment of rent

3)    Non-compliance

1)  No

2)  Yes

3)  No

Oregon Nonpayment of rent*  Yes
South Dakota 1)    Illegal activity

2)    Nonpayment of rent

3)    Sale of rental unit

1)  No

2)  No

3)  No

Tennessee 1)    Illegal activity

2)    Material health/safety violation

1)  No

2)  No

Texas 1)    Illegal activity

2)    Nonpayment of rent

3)    Non-compliance

4)    Termination of tenancy (at-will or holdover tenants)

1)  No

2)  Yes

3)  No

4)  No

Utah 1)    Illegal activity/unlawful business

2)    Nonpayment of rent

3)    Non-compliance

4)    Nuisance

5)    Subleasing contrary to rental agreement

6)    Committing “waste”

1)  No

2)  Yes

3)  Yes

4)  No

5)  No

6)  No

Washington Illegal activity No
Wyoming 1)    Illegal activity

2)    Nonpayment of rent

3)    Non-compliance

4)    Holdover tenants

5)    Not allowing landlord access

1)  No

2)  Yes

3)  No

4)  No

5)  No

Oregon
72-hour Notice (given on 8th day of rental period)

144-hour Notice (given on 5th day of rental period)

Montana
3-days’ notice for non-compliance: unauthorized pets, unauthorized people, property damage (property damage not curable)

All other non-compliance issues have different notice periods.

Iowa
Tenants in Iowa must receive an additional 3-Day Notice to Quit if they fail to correct non-compliance violations as stated in a Notice to Comply, if at-will tenants fail to move after the original Notice to Quit, or if tenants fail to pay past-due rent by the deadline given in a Notice to Pay.

Colorado
3-days’ notice for tenants who have been provided a rental unit by their employer

Arkansas
Arkansas landlords can pursue either a civil unlawful detainer (eviction) case against tenants who are past-due on rent, or they can pursue a criminal case against tenants for nonpayment of rent.

Civil actions require 3 days’ notice, while criminal actions require 10 days’ notice.

The Most Commonly Used 3-Day Eviction Notice Forms

The most common 3-day eviction notice forms are for:

  • Nonpayment of rent
  • Non-compliance
  • Illegal activity
  • Termination of tenancy

We take a look at each one in more detail below.

Non-Compliance

An eviction notice form for non-compliance explains that the tenant has violated a term of the rental agreement/lease, or is non-compliant with tenant requirements in the state’s landlord/tenant laws.

Non-compliance issues could range from having a pet in the rental unit when the lease prohibits pets, to causing damage to the rental unit, and even having too many people living in the rental unit.

Some states require the landlord to give tenants an opportunity to cure the violation in order to avoid eviction. In that case, the notice should state that the tenant can avoid eviction by performing specific actions within the legally allowed timeframe and remain in the rental unit.

If a tenant fails to comply with the eviction notice requirements within the legally allowed timeframe, and remains in the rental unit, the landlord can proceed with the eviction process.

In states where the tenant does not have the ability to avoid eviction by curing the violation, the landlord can proceed with the eviction process if the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires.

Illegal Activity

An eviction notice form for illegal activity explains that the tenant will be evicted for their involvement in some type of illegal activity.

Most states don’t allow a tenant to avoid eviction in this situation, although some states will halt an eviction if the tenant can prove they were not involved in the illegal activity and that they were unaware that their guests or other occupants of the rental unit were involved in illegal activity.

Termination of Tenancy

When a landlord wants to end a tenancy, such as week-to-week or month-to-month, the landlord must typically give tenants notice before evicting them. This can also include tenants without a written lease, periodic tenancies, and/or at-will tenants.

With this type of notice, typically the tenant has done nothing wrong, but the landlord simply doesn’t want to renew the lease/rental agreement for whatever reason.

Typically, this type of notice is not curable, meaning tenants will have to move out.

The amount of time required in the notice may depend on when rent is due (the rental period), the type of tenancy, and/or how long the tenant has lived in the rental unit.