Colorado 1 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: August 31, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Colorado 1 Day Notice to Vacate is a lease termination letter used by either party to end a tenancy of less than one (1) week. The notice must be provided at least one (1) calendar day prior to the termination date.

When to Use a Colorado 1 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord or a tenant may use a Colorado 1 Day Notice to Vacate to terminate a tenancy of less than one (1) week. Either party must provide the written termination letter at least one (1) calendar day before the end date specified in the notice.

How to Write a Colorado 1 Day Notice to Vacate

For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:

  1. State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
  2. Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
  4. For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
  5. Sign the notice and print your name.
  6. For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.

Without this information on the notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.

How to Serve a Colorado 1 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord or a tenant may deliver lease termination notices in Colorado using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the other party in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person, over the age of 15, who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party.

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