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A Colorado eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent 3 in Colorado or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Colorado.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for Colorado evictions.

Information Required for all Colorado Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • The tenant(s) full name
  • The address of the rental property
  • The date of the notice
  • The printed name of the landlord or owner
  • The signature of the landlord or owner
  • A Certificate of Service which includes the date the notice was served, how service was provided, the signature of the person providing service, and the date of service
  • If a person other than the tenant takes service of the Notice, his/her full name should be noted

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Colorado, a Notice may be provided by:

  • Personal delivery to the tenant
  • Personal delivery to another person occupying the property
  • Being left with a member of the tenant’s family over the age of 15

A Certificate of Service is a required part of the Colorado Eviction Notice.

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – 3 Day Notice to Pay

When a Colorado landlord seeks to regain possession of a property due to his/her tenant’s failure to pay rent, he/she must begin the process by providing a 3 Day Notice to Pay .

Along with the information required on all Colorado notices, this notice must include:

  • The correct amount of rent owed
  • Information regarding the dates associated with the rent owed

Get the downloadable 3 Day Notice to Pay form template below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – Demand of Compliance or Right to Possession Notice

When seeking to regain possession of a property due to a tenant’s violation of terms of the lease, a Colorado landlord must first provide the tenant with a Demand of Compliance or Right to Possession Notice and allow the tenant a minimum of three days to remedy the violation.

Along with the information required on all Colorado notices, this notice should include:

  • A statement informing the tenant of the situation that created a violation to the terms of the lease
  • A statement informing the tenant of how he/she may remedy the situation
  • The specific time and date that the tenancy will be terminated if the situation is not remedied

Get the downloadable Eviction Notice for Lease Violation form template below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior -3 Day Notice to Quit For Illegal Activity

When a Colorado landlord seeks to terminate a tenancy due to illegal behavior, he/she must first provide the tenant with a written 3 Day Notice to Quit .

Along with the information required on all Colorado notices, this notice must include:

  • A statement informing the tenant of the situation leading the landlord to terminate the tenancy
  • The specific time and date that the tenancy will be terminated

Get the downloadable 3 Day Notice to Quit for Illegal Activity form template below (.pdf direct link)

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – Notice to Quit

When a Colorado landlord seeks to reclaim property from an “at-will” tenant, the amount of time required in the Notice will depend upon the amount of time the tenant has rented the property .

  • If the tenant has been renting the property for less than 1 week, the landlord is required to provide a written 1 Day Notice
  • If the tenant has been renting the property for more than one week but less than a month, the landlord is required to provide a written 3 Day Notice
  • If the tenant has rented for 1-6 months, the landlord must provide a written 7 Day Notice
  • If the tenant has rented for 6 months to a year, the landlord must provide a written 28 Day Notice
  • If the tenant has rented for more than a year, the landlord must provide a written 91 Day Notice

The Colorado Judicial Branch provides a single Notice to Quit that may be used for this purpose.

Along with the information required on all Colorado notices, this notice must include:

  • A statement describing the date and time the tenancy will terminate
  • A statement indicating the appropriate amount of notice required by the state of Colorado

Get the downloadable Notice to Quit form template below (.pdf direct link)