Connecticut 30 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: April 4, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Connecticut 30 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to terminate a tenancy, regardless of rent payment frequency. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use an Connecticut 30 Day Notice To Vacate

A Connecticut 30 Day Notice to Vacate terminates the following types of tenancy: 

  • Any standard tenancy, regardless of rent payment frequency
  • An expired lease
  • A rental with no written lease

Some types of Connecticut lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

In Connecticut, certain protected tenants renting from landlords who own five (5) or more residential dwellings can only have their lease terminated or non-renewed for cause (nonpayment of rent or a serious lease violation).

How To Write an Connecticut 30 Day Notice To Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate
  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 Serve a Notice To Vacate in Connecticut

Connecticut tenants may deliver a Notice To Vacate by any method which effectively brings it to the landlord’s attention. The same standard applies to landlords who are merely giving notice of an expiring lease.

Landlords who want the legal option to regain possession of a property when terminating a lease for a valid reason must have the notice delivered by an officer or authorized process server. The third party who serves the process may deliver it by hand or leave it at the tenant’s address.

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.