Georgia 30 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: April 2, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

Georgia 30 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements for a tenant to terminate a month-to-month lease or a situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use a Georgia 30 Day Notice To Vacate

A Georgia 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates the following types of tenancy:

  • A month-to-month lease
  • An expired lease
  • A rental with no written lease where the tenant pays rent on a monthly basis
In most cases, a Georgia 30 Day Notice To Vacate is for tenant use only. Landlords normally need to provide additional notice when terminating.

Some types of Georgia 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.

How To Write a Georgia 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 termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. 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 Georgia 30 Day Notice To Vacate

Georgia law is not specific on requirements for delivering a lease termination notice, so landlords and tenants may use any method which actually conveys the necessary information to the other party. The following methods, which come from service of summons in eviction cases, represent the legal gold standard in the state: 

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person of suitable age residing on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
  3. If all forms of hand delivery fail: Posting the notice to a conspicuous place on the property such as the entry door, PLUS mailing the notice on the same day by first class mail to the other party’s last known address, with a certificate of mailing

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.