Connecticut Eviction Notice Forms

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A Connecticut eviction notice form is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to vacate the property 3 in Connecticut. The judicial branch of the Connecticut court system provides standard Notice to Quit that may be used for this purpose. A Connecticut landlord may serve a tenant with this form once he/she has failed to pay rent within the grace period of nine days. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in the state of Connecticut.

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 evictions.

Information Required for all Connecticut Notices

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

  • The name of the tenant(s)
  • The address including the apartment number of the rental property
  • The printed name and title of the person filling out the eviction notice
  • The signature of the person filling out the eviction notice
  • The date of the eviction notice
  • The location (town) where the notice was completed
  • A statement indicating that failure to quit the property by the date provided, may result in an eviction (summary process) case being brought against the tenant
  • The address of the person signing the eviction notice
  • Return of Service to be filled out by the person delivering the notice. This must include:
    • The name(s) of those served
    • The address where the service was made
    • The date of service
    • A statement attesting to having provided legal service to the named tenant(s)
    • The name and title of the person providing service

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Connecticut, an eviction notice must be served by a state marshal or a process server. The notice may be served by:

  • Personal delivery to the tenant or occupant
  • Being left at the tenant’s place of residence

The notice must be delivered by a proper officer or an indifferent individual.

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements. In the state of Connecticut, a landlord is required to serve his/her tenant with a written notice that follows a specific form. The landlord is required to provide a statement indicating that:

“I (or we) hereby give you notice that you are to quit possession or occupancy of the (land, building, apartment or dwelling unit, or of any trailer or any land upon which a trailer is used or stands, as the case may be), now occupied by you at (here insert the address, including apartment number or other designation, as applicable), on or before the (here insert the date) for the following reason (here insert the reason or reasons for the notice to quit possession or occupancy using the statutory language or words of similar import, also the date and place of signing notice). A.B.”

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

When a Connecticut landlord seeks to reclaim possession of a rental property from a tenant due to his/her failure to pay rent, he/she must begin by having the tenant(s) served with a Notice to Quit which provides the tenant three days to vacate the property.

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

  • A statement indicating the specific reasons the tenant is being asked to quit the property
  • A statement indicating the date upon which the tenant must vacate the property

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

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – A Kappa Notice

When a Connecticut landlord seeks to reclaim possession of a rental property because a tenant has violated terms of the lease, he/she must first provide the tenant(s) with a written Kappa Notice.

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

  • A statement of the violation to the lease that has led the landlord to seek to reclaim the property from the tenant
  • A statement informing the tenant of how he/she may remedy the violation to the lease
  • A statement informing the tenant that failure to remedy the violation within 14 days will end the tenancy

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – Connecticut Lease Termination Letter

When a Connecticut landlord seeks to reclaim a property from a month-to-month tenant, he/she must first provide a written Lease Termination Letter.

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

  • A statement indicating the date upon which the tenancy will end

Get the downloadable Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will form template below (.pdf direct link)