Ohio Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: January 2, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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

Types of Ohio Eviction Notice Forms

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

Ohio 3 Day Notice To Quit

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An Ohio 3 Day Notice To Quit evicts a tenant for nonpayment of rent. In Ohio, 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 three (3) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends and legal holidays).

Ohio 3 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

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An Ohio 3 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 interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors, or refusal to allow lawful entry by the landlord.

The tenants must take appropriate corrective action, or move out within three (3) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends or legal holidays).

Ohio 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

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An Ohio 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate demands that tenants restore the premises to a clean and sanitary condition when there has been a health or safety violation. The tenants must take appropriate corrective action, or move out within thirty (30) calendar days.

Ohio 3 Day Notice To Vacate

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An Ohio 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. This might be something like illegal activity on the premises, or allowing a sex offender to reside within 1000 feet of a facility where children are present. The tenant must move out within three (3) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends and legal holidays).

Ohio 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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An Ohio 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease as well as an expired lease or 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 Ohio

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 Ohio

An eviction notice in Ohio takes effect the day after it is served. If the notice period is less than seven (7) days, only judicial days are counted, so weekends and legal holidays are excluded.

If the notice period is seven (7) days or more, then all days during the notice period are counted, including weekends and legal holidays.

If the last day falls on a weekend or legal holiday, then the notice will not officially expire until the following judicial day. A judicial day is a day when the courthouse is open.

How To Serve an Eviction Notice in Ohio  

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

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises
  3. Delivery by certified mail

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

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