Alabama Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: August 23, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Alabama eviction notice form is a legal letter provided to a tenant directing them to correct a breach of their obligations and/or vacate the premises. In Alabama, eviction notices can be served for the nonpayment of rent, lease violations or participating in illegal activity.

Types of Alabama Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds Curable?
7 Day Notice to Quit Unpaid Rent Yes
7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Lease Violation Yes
7 Day Notice to Vacate Unlawful Activity No
30 Day Notice to Vacate Monthly / Yearly Lease No

Alabama 7 Day Notice to Quit

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An Alabama 7 day Notice to Quit form is used for an eviction for nonpayment of rent. The tenant has the option to pay the balance due, otherwise the tenant must move out and deliver possession of the premises within seven (7) judicial days (not counting weekends and legal holidays).

Alabama 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

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An Alabama 7 day Notice to Comply or Vacate eviction form is used for a curable breach of the lease. Lease violations may include damaging property, failing to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner or interfering with the peace and enjoyment of other persons. The tenants have the option to fix the violation, but if they fail to comply, they must move out of the premises within seven (7) judicial days (not counting weekends and legal holidays).

Alabama 7 Day Notice to Vacate

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An Alabama 7 day Notice to Vacate eviction form is used for an incurable breach of the lease, such as unlawful activity on the premises. The tenants do not have the option to remain on premises and must move out of the rental unit within seven (7) judicial days (not counting weekends and legal holidays).

Alabama 30 Day Notice to Vacate

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An Alabama 30 Day Notice to Vacate is used to terminate a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease. This lease termination letter is also used for tenants that do not have a written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants that have an expired lease. The letter provides either party at least thirty (30) calendar days notice before the end of the following rental period or expiration of the lease.

How to Write an Eviction Notice in Alabama

For an eviction notice to be legally compliant:

  1. List tenants’ full names;
  2. List full address;
  3. Include grounds for eviction;
  4. Calculate and include termination date;
  5. Include date notice served;
  6. The landlord’s signature and printed name; and
  7. The landlord’s address and telephone number.

Without this information on the notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with an eviction proceeding and the landlord’s case may be dismissed.

How to Calculate Expiration Date in Alabama

Eviction notices take effect the day after they are served. If the notice period is less than eleven (11) days, weekends and legal holidays are not included, so only judicial days may be counted. If the notice period is eleven (11) days or more, all days are counted in the period, including weekends and legal holidays. If the last day falls on a weekend or legal holiday, then the notice period will not officially expire until the end of the next judicial day (a day when the courthouse is open).

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How to Serve an Eviction Notice in Alabama

A landlord can deliver eviction notices in Alabama using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person of suitable age at the property AND mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing or certified mail with a return receipt;
  3. Posting the notice in a conspicuous place at the premises, such as the entry door, AND mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing or certified mail with a return receipt.

When sending the notice by first class or certified mail , add three (3) additional calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.

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