New Jersey Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: January 3, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A New Jersey 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. New Jersey landlords may deliver an eviction notice because of unpaid rent, lease violations, or illegal activity on the rental property.

Types of New Jersey Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds Curable?
30 Day Notice To Quit Unpaid Rent Yes
30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate Lease Violation Yes
3 Day Notice To Vacate Illegal Activity No
30 Day Notice To Vacate No Lease No

New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Quit

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A New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Quit evicts a tenant for nonpayment of rent. A landlord may file this notice five (5) business days after a late rent payment, due to the grace period specified in state law. The tenant must pay the balance due or move out within thirty (30) calendar days.

New Jersey landlords are not legally required to serve a notice for nonpayment of rent before proceeding with an eviction, unless the landlord has accepted late rent in the past from tenants that consistently fail to pay rent on time.

New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

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A New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate demands correction of a lease violation that is “curable,” i.e., the tenant gets 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.

Upon receiving notice, tenants must take appropriate corrective action or else move out within thirty (30) calendar days.

New Jersey 3 Day Notice To Vacate

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A New Jersey 3 Day Notice To Vacate evicts a tenant for an “incurable” lease violation, i.e., one which the tenant is not allowed to restore through corrective action. For example, a notice to quit for illegal activity is never curable, since illegal actions are against the community and can’t be restored through compensation to the landlord. The tenant must move out within three (3) judicial days of receiving notice (i.e., not counting weekends and legal holidays).

New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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A New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a month-to-month lease or expired lease, as well as 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.

How To Write an Eviction Notice in New Jersey

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 New Jersey

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.

New Jersey counts a notice under seven (7) days using only judicial days, i.e., no weekends or legal holidays. Longer periods get counted normally.

How To Serve an Eviction Notice in New Jersey  

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

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a member of the tenant’s family over age 14 who can accept the notice on behalf of the tenant
  3. Delivery by registered or certified mail, and then by regular mail if unclaimed

A notice period does not begin until the tenant or family member physically receives it. Mailed notice extends the notice period by five (5) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

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