Connecticut Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: September 7, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Connecticut 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 Connecticut, eviction notices can be served for the nonpayment of rent, lease violations or an incurable breach of the lease.

Types of Connecticut Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds Curable?
3 Day Notice to Quit Unpaid Rent Yes
15 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Lease Violation Yes
3 Day Notice to Vacate Incurable Breach No
30 Day Notice to Vacate End of Lease / No Lease No

Connecticut 3 Day Notice to Quit

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A Connecticut 3 day Notice to Quit form is used for an eviction for nonpayment of rent. This notice must be served by a state marshal or proper officer. The tenant has the option to remedy by paying the rent balance due, otherwise the tenant must vacate the premises within three (3) calendar days.

Connecticut 15 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

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A Connecticut 15 day Notice to Comply or Vacate form is used for an eviction for a lease violation. Examples of lease violations include refusing to allow the landlord access to the rental unit, committing property damage or failing to maintain the premises in a clean and safe manner. The tenant has the option to remedy by correcting the infraction, otherwise the tenant must move out and deliver possession of the premises within fifteen (15) calendar days.

Connecticut 3 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Connecticut 3 day Notice to Vacate form is used for an eviction for an incurable breach of the lease. An incurable breach of the lease is committing a serious nuisance or a repeat lease violation of the same or similar nature within six (6) months. This notice must be delivered by a state marshal or proper officer. The tenant cannot remain on premises and must move out and deliver possession of the premises within three (3) calendar days.

Connecticut 30 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Connecticut 30 Day Notice to Vacate form is used to terminate a tenancy with or without a written lease regardless of how often rent is paid. This lease termination letter may also be used for tenants with an expired lease. Either party may deliver the notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the end of the following rental period.

How to Write an Eviction Notice in Connecticut

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 Connecticut

In Connecticut, eviction notices take effect the day after they are served. All days are counted in the notice period. If the last day of the notice period falls on a weekend or legal holidays, 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 Connecticut  

A state marshal, proper officer, specially appointed individual by the court and landlords may serve a notice using any of the below acceptable methods:

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

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