Missouri Eviction Notice Forms

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A Missouri Notice to Tenant Demand for Payment or Possession is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (amount of time allowed is unspecified in Missouri) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Missouri

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all Missouri Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • The Date of the notice
  • The reason the notice is being issued
  • The name of the tenant(s)
  • The address of the rental property
  • Proof of service with:
    • The date of service
    • A statement indicating how the notice was delivered
    • The printed name and signature of the person providing delivery of the notice

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Missouri an eviction notice may be provided to the tenant in one of three ways. The eviction notice may be provided by:

  • Personal delivery to the tenant
  • Being left with a member of the tenant’s household over the age of 15
  • Being posted at the rental property. Posting is only an option if there is no one at home.

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – Notice to Quit Nonpayment of Rent

In the state of Missouri, a landlord is required to demand rent payment from his/her tenant before proceeding with the eviction process by serving the tenant with a Notice to Quit Nonpayment of Rent. The state does not provide specifics as to how much time a landlord must provide for his/her tenant to pay the outstanding rent.

Along with information that must be included in all Missouri eviction notices, the Notice to Quit Nonpayment of Rent must include:

  • The amount of rent owed
  • The number of days the landlord is willing to allow the tenant to pay rent
  • The day upon which the tenant must vacate the rental property

Get the downloadable Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

When a tenant has violated terms of the lease, a Missouri landlord must provide the tenant with a 10 Day Notice to Comply before proceeding with the eviction process.

Along with information that must be included in all Missouri eviction notices, the 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate must include:

  • A statement indicating how the tenant violated the terms of the lease
  • A statement informing the tenant that he/she has ten days to remedy the violation to the terms of the lease or vacate the rental property

Get the downloadable 10 Day Notice to Comply template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior – Notice to Quit for Illegal Activity

In the state of Missouri, a landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a written Notice to Quit for Illegal Activity before proceeding with the eviction process when the tenant has committed an illegal act on the rental property.

Along with information that must be included in all Missouri eviction notices, the Notice to Quit for Illegal Activity must include:

  • A statement indicating the illegal acts for which the notice is being issued

Get the downloadable Notice to Quit for Illegal Acts template form below (.pdf direct link)

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – Missouri Lease Termination Letter

A Missouri landlord must provide his/her month to month at will tenants with a Missouri Lease Termination Letter before proceeding with the eviction process . The landlord must provide month to month “at will” tenants with a minimum of 30 days to vacate the rental property.

Along with information that must be included in all Missouri eviction notices, the Missouri Lease Termination Letter must include:

  • The exact date upon which the tenant is expected to vacate the property

Get the downloadable Lease Termination Letter template form(s) below (.pdf direct link)


Get the downloadable Lease Termination Letter template form below (.pdf direct link)