Colorado Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: April 4, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Colorado eviction notice form is a legal demand for a tenant to comply with the terms of the rental agreement or else move out of the premises. Colorado landlords may deliver an eviction notice because of unpaid rent, lease violations, or illegal activity on the rental property.

Types of Colorado Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Forms Grounds Curable?
3 Day Notice To Quit Unpaid Rent

Employer-Provided Housing

Yes
5 Day Notice To Quit Unpaid Rent

Exempt Rental Property

Yes
10 Day Notice To Quit Unpaid Rent

All Other Tenancies

Yes
3 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate Lease Violation

Employer-Provided Housing

Yes
5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate Lease Violation

Exempt Rental Property

Yes
10 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate Lease Violation

All Other Tenancies

Yes
3 Day Notice To Vacate Illegal Activity No
1-91 Day Notice To Vacate End of Lease / No Lease No
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Colorado courts have specified that a tenant covered by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CARES) Act is entitled to a minimum 30 days of advance notice about a lease violation before a landlord can file for eviction. This applies even after the act’s other protections have expired.

Colorado 3 Day Notice To Quit

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A Colorado 3 Day Notice To Quit evicts a tenant for nonpayment of rent, when the tenant lives in employer-provided housing. In Colorado, a landlord can file this notice the day after rent is due, with no grace period for the tenant. The tenant must pay all past due rent or else move out within three (3) calendar days.

Colorado 5 Day Notice To Quit

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A Colorado 5 Day Notice To Quit evicts a tenant for nonpayment of rent, when the landlord owns five or fewer rental properties leased as single-family homes (exempt rental property). In Colorado, a landlord can file this notice the day after rent is due, with no grace period for the tenant. The tenant must pay all past due rent or else move out within within five (5) calendar days.

Colorado 10 Day Notice To Quit

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A Colorado 10 Day Notice To Quit evicts a tenant for nonpayment of rent in all tenancies other than employer-provided housing or an exempt rental property. In Colorado, a landlord can file this notice the day after rent is due, with no grace period for the tenant. The tenant must pay all past due rent or else move out within 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 evicts a tenant for a lease violation, when the tenant lives in employer-provided housing. A lease violation might include property damage, failure to maintain health and safety on the rental property, or interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors, among other things.

The tenant must take appropriate corrective action, or else move out within three (3) calendar days of receiving notice.

Colorado 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

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A Colorado 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate evicts a tenant for a lease violation, when the landlord owns five or fewer rental properties leased as single-family homes (exempt rental property). A lease violation might include property damage, failure to maintain health and safety on the rental property, or interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors, among other things.

The tenant must take appropriate corrective action, or else move out within five (5) calendar days of receiving notice.

Colorado 10 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

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A Colorado 10 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate evicts a tenant for a lease violation, in all tenancies other than employer-provided housing or exempt rental property. A lease violation might include property damage, failure to maintain health and safety on the rental property, or interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors, among other things.

The tenant must take appropriate corrective action, or else move out within ten (10) calendar days of receiving notice.

Colorado 3 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Colorado 3 Day Notice To Vacate evicts a tenant for an “incurable” lease violation, i.e., one which the tenant is not allowed to restore through corrective action, such as causing substantial property damage or engaging in illegal activity on the premises. The tenant must move out within three (3) calendar days of receiving notice.

Colorado Lease Termination Notice

1-91 Day Lease Termination Notice Forms

A Colorado 1-91 Day Lease Termination Notice terminates 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

To help ensure the legal compliance of an eviction notice:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy and corrective action necessary, if applicable
  3. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Calculate Expiration Date in Colorado

The “clock” for an eviction notice period starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and begin court action as of June 30th, delivery of the eviction notice must be no later than May 31st. 

In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the notice period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. This is called the “next judicial day;” in other words, the next day a courthouse is open.

How To Serve an Eviction Notice in Colorado  

Colorado landlords may deliver an initial written eviction notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the tenant
  2. Hand delivery to a person over age 15 on the premises who can accept the notice on behalf of the tenant
  3. Only if all forms of hand delivery fail: Posting the notice in a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door

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