Connecticut 3 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: September 7, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Connecticut 3 Day Notice to Vacate is an official eviction form written by the landlord for an incurable breach of the lease or a repeat lease violation. This notice is served by a state marshal or proper officer and instructs the tenant to move out within three (3) calendar days.

When to Use a Connecticut 3 Day Notice to Vacate

Use a 3 Day Notice to Vacate to begin the eviction process in Connecticut:

  • If the tenant committed a serious nuisance.
  • If the tenant refused to agree to a fair and equitable rent increase.
  • If the tenant’s employment is terminated or if the tenant failed to show up for work while living in employer paid housing.
  • If the tenant cannot remain on premises due to the landlord removing the rental premises from the market.
  • If the tenant overstayed the lease.
  • If the tenant committed the same act or omission (repeat lease violation) within six (6) months.

If none of the above are true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 3 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant has not paid rent (either in part or in full), within the four (4) day grace period for a one (1) week tenancy or a nine (9) day grace period for all other tenancies.
  • 15 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant committed a health/safety violation, damaged the property, interfered with peace, refused the landlord access to the premises, violated the rules with too many people living at the premises or any other type of lease violation.  
  • 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant does not have a lease, has an expired lease or is on a periodic (i.e. month-to-month) lease.

How to Write a Connecticut 3 Day Notice to Vacate

The Three 3 Day Notice to Vacate form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Specify the incurable breach or repeated lease violation in detail;
  4. Include any balance due, if applicable;
  5. Enter the date the tenants must move out;
  6. Include the date the notice is served;
  7. Landlord prints their name and signs the notice;
  8. Landlord includes their full address and phone number.

How to Serve a Connecticut 3 Day Notice to Vacate

In Connecticut, the landlord cannot serve this notice. The 3 Day Notice to Quit must be delivered by a state marshal, proper officer or specially appointed person by the court using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person; or
  2. Handing the notice to a person of suitable age and discretion.
  3. Posting the notice in a conspicuous place at the premises.