Maryland Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: December 27, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Maryland 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 Maryland, eviction notices can be served for the nonpayment of rent, lease violations or participating in illegal activity.

Types of Maryland Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds Curable?
10 Day Notice to Quit Unpaid Rent Yes
30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Lease Violation Yes
14 Day Notice to Vacate Imminent Threat / Serious Harm No
30 Day Notice to Vacate

 

Monthly Lease / No Lease

Tenancy Under 1 Year

No
60 Day Notice to Vacate Monthly Lease / No Lease

Tenancy Under 1 Year

No

Maryland 10 Day Notice to Quit

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A Maryland 10 day Notice to Quit form is used for an eviction for nonpayment of rent. The tenant has the option to pay the balance due, otherwise the tenant must move out and deliver possession of the premises within ten (10) calendar days.

Maryland 30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

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A Maryland 30 day Notice to Comply or Vacate eviction form is used for a curable breach of the lease. Lease violations include damaging property, failing to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner or interfering with the peace and enjoyment of other persons. The tenants have the option to fix the violation, but if they fail to comply, they must move out of the premises within thirty (30) calendar days.

Maryland 14 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Maryland 14 day Notice to Vacate eviction form is used for a serious, incurable violation of the lease. The tenancy shall terminate if the tenant demonstrates an imminent threat or serious harm to other persons or themselves. The tenant does not have the option to remain on premises and must move out of the rental unit within fourteen (14) calendar days.

Maryland 30 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Maryland 30 Day Notice to Vacate is used to terminate a tenancy of more than one (1) week, but less than one (1) year, including a month-to-month lease. This lease termination letter may also be used for tenants that do not have a written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.

This lease termination letter is the legally required amount of notice that a tenant must provide to terminate a tenancy of less than one (1) year, but the landlord is required to provide more notice.

The letter shall be served at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date set forth in the notice.

Maryland 60 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Maryland 60 Day Notice to Vacate is used to end a tenancy of more than one (1) week, but less than one (1) year, including a month-to-month lease. This lease termination letter may also be used for tenants that do not have a written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.

This legal letter is the minimum amount of notice that landlords shall provide to end a tenancy of less than one (1) year, but the tenant is legally able to provide less notice.

The notice provides the other party with at least sixty (60) calendar days notice prior to the end date specified.

How to Write an Eviction Notice in Maryland

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 Maryland

Eviction notices take effect the day after they are served. All days during the notice period are counted. If the last day falls on a weekend or legal holiday, then the notice period 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 Maryland

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.

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