Colorado Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: August 31, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Colorado 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 Colorado, eviction notices can be served for the nonpayment of rent, lease violations or participating in illegal activity.

Types of Colorado Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Forms Grounds Curable?
3 Day Notice to Quit Unpaid Rent (Employer Paid Housing) Yes
5 Day Notice to Quit Unpaid Rent (Landlord w/5 or Fewer Properties) Yes
10 Day Notice to Quit Unpaid Rent Yes
3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Lease Violation (Employer Paid Housing) Yes
5 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Lease Violation (Landlord w/5 or Fewer Properties) Yes
10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Lease Violation Yes
3 Day Notice to Vacate Incurable Breach No
1-91 Day Notice to Vacate End of Lease / No Lease No

Colorado 3 Day Notice to Quit

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A Colorado 3 Day Notice to Quit form is used for an eviction for nonpayment of rent for a tenant living in employer paid housing. The tenant has the option to remedy by paying the balance due or move out within three (3) calendar days.

Colorado 5 Day Notice to Quit

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A Colorado 5 Day Notice to Quit form is used for an eviction for nonpayment of rent. This form may be used by landlords with five (5) or fewer rental properties. The tenant has the option to remedy by paying the balance due or must move out and deliver possession of the premises within five (5) calendar days.

Colorado 10 Day Notice to Quit

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A Colorado 10 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 vacate the premises within ten (10) calendar days.

Colorado 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

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A Colorado 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate form is used for a breach of the lease for a tenant living in employer paid housing. Lease violations may include property damage, failure to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner or for interfering with the peace and enjoyment of other persons. The tenants have the option to remedy the violation, but if they fail to comply, they must move out of the premises within three (3) calendar days.

Colorado 5 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

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A Colorado 5 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate form is used for a breach of the lease. This form may be used by landlords with five (5) or fewer rental properties. Lease violations may include property damage, failure to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner or for interfering with the peace and enjoyment of other persons. The tenants have the option to correct the infraction, but if they fail to comply, they must vacate the premises within five (5) calendar days.

Colorado 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

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A Colorado 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate form is used for a breach of the lease. Lease violations may include property damage, failure to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner or for interfering with the peace and enjoyment of other persons. The tenants have the option to cure the lease violation, but if they fail to comply, they must move out and deliver the premises within ten (10) calendar days.

Colorado 3 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Colorado 3 Day Notice to Vacate form is used for an incurable breach of the lease, such as unlawful activity on the premises. The tenant does not have the option to remain on premises and must move out of the rental unit within three (3) calendar days.

Colorado Lease Termination Notice

1-91 Day Lease Termination Notice Forms

A Colorado 1-91 Day Lease Termination Notice form is used by a landlord or a tenant to end a tenancy. The number of days notice required to terminate a rental agreement for either party is based on the length of the lease.

How to Write an Eviction Notice in Colorado

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 Colorado

Eviction notices in Colorado take effect the day after they are served. All days are counted in the notice period, including weekends and legal holidays. If the last day of the notice period falls on a weekend or legal holiday, then the notice 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 Colorado  

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

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Handing the notice to someone, over the age of 15, occupying the premises;
  3. Posting the notice in a conspicuous place at the premises, such as the entry door.

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