Kentucky Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: January 4, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Kentucky eviction notice form is a legal demand for a tenant to comply with the terms of the rental agreement or else move out of the premises. Kentucky landlords may deliver an eviction notice because of unpaid rent, lease violations, or illegal activity on the rental property.

Types of Kentucky Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds Curable?
7 Day Notice To Quit Unpaid Rent Yes
14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate Lease Violation Yes
14 Day Notice To Vacate Repeat Lease Violation

Illegal Activity

No
30 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / Yearly Lease No

Kentucky 7 Day Notice To Quit

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A Kentucky 7 day Notice To Quit evicts a tenant for nonpayment of rent. In Kentucky, a landlord can file this notice the day after rent is due, with no grace period for the tenant. The tenant must pay all past due rent or else move out within seven (7) calendar days of receiving notice.

Kentucky 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

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A Kentucky 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate demands correction of a lease violation that is “curable,” i.e., the tenant may get a chance to fix the situation rather than be evicted. A curable lease violation might include failure to maintain health and safety on the rental property, interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors, or refusal to allow lawful entry by the landlord.

The tenant must take appropriate corrective action, or else move out within fourteen (14) calendar days of receiving notice.

Kentucky 14 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Kentucky 14 Day Notice To Vacate evicts a tenant for committing an illegal activity on the premises or repeating a lease violation. The tenant is not given an opportunity for corrective action, and must move out within fourteen (14) calendar days of receiving notice.

In locations which have adopted the Kentucky Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, this notice evicts a tenant for a lease violation that has recurred within six (6) months after the tenant received a notice for noncompliance.

Kentucky 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Kentucky 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a month-to-month lease or a tenancy at will, as well as a situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. In locations that are not subject to the Kentucky Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, this notice may also terminate a tenancy on an expired lease.

The non-terminating party must receive notice within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of termination.

How To Write an Eviction Notice in Kentucky

To help ensure the legal compliance of an eviction notice:

  1. Use the tenant’s full name and address
  2. Specify the lease violation as well as any balance due
  3. Specify the date of termination
  4. Print name and sign the notice, including the landlord’s address of record
  5. Note 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Kentucky

The “clock” for an eviction notice period starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and begin court action as of June 30th, delivery of the eviction notice must be no later than May 31st. 

In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the notice period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. This is called the “next judicial day;” in other words, the next day a courthouse is open.

How To Serve an Eviction Notice in Kentucky

Kentucky landlords may deliver an eviction notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Delivery by registered or certified mail

Mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

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    Kentucky Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

    The following 4 counties and 15 cities have enacted Kentucky’s Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA):

    Counties:

    • Pulaski
    • Oldham
    • Louisville-Jefferson
    • Lexington-Fayette

    Cities:

    • Barbourville
    • Bellevue
    • Bromley
    • Covington
    • Dayton
    • Florence
    • Georgetown
    • Ludlow
    • Melbourne
    • Newport
    • Silver Grove
    • Southgate
    • Shelbyville
    • Taylor Mill
    • Woodlawn

    If the rental property is not located in any of the cities or counties on the above list, then the Kentucky Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act does not apply.

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