Maryland 10 Day Notice to Quit

Last Updated: December 27, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

Maryland 10 Day Notice to Quit is a legal eviction letter written by the landlord and served to the tenant for nonpayment of rent. The tenant has the option to pay the rent balance due or vacate the premises within ten (10) calendar days.

When to Use a Maryland 10 Day Notice to Quit

Use a 10 Day Notice to Quit to begin the eviction process in Maryland if the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.

If the above is not true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant failed to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner, violated rules with too many occupants at the premises or any other violations of the lease.
  • 14 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant harmed or threatened any other persons or if the tenant harmed themselves.
  • 60 Day Notice to Vacate – If the landlord or the tenant is terminating a month-to-month lease or a tenancy of less than one (1) year. This letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.

How to Write a Maryland 10 Day Notice to Quit

The Maryland 10 Day Notice to Quit form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Enter the amount of rent due and the date it became due;
  4. Include the total amount to be paid;
  5. Explain where the total amount due should be paid;
  6. The date the total amount is due or the date the tenant must vacate the premises;
  7. Include the date the notice is served;
  8. Landlord prints name and signs notice;
  9. Landlord includes address and phone number.

How to Serve a Maryland 10 Day Notice to Quit

A landlord can deliver notices in Maryland using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person of suitable age and discretion AND mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing;
  3. Mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing;
  4. Sending the notice electronically, if elected by the tenant in writing, via any of the following: email message, text message or electronic tenant portal.

When sending the notice by first class mail, add three (3) calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.