Vermont Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: January 31, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Vermont lease termination notice is a document which officially announces the upcoming end of a rental tenancy. Either a landlord or tenant may give notice, in most cases at least 30 days in advance.

Types of Vermont Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type / Length 
7 Day Notice To Vacate Weekly – Written Lease

Weekly – Shared Dwelling (Written / No Lease)

15 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly – Shared Dwelling (Written / No Lease)
21 Day Notice To Vacate Weekly – No Written Lease
30 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / 2 Years or Less – Written Lease
60 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / 2 Years or Less – No Written Lease

Monthly / More than 2 Years – Written Lease

90 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / More than 2 Years – No Written Lease

Vermont 7 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Vermont 7 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a week-to-week tenancy with a written lease. This notice may also terminate any week-to-week rental of a shared dwelling (an arrangement where the tenant shares a living room, kitchen and/or bathroom in common with the landlord). The non-terminating party must receive notice at least seven (7) calendar days before the termination date.

Vermont 15 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Vermont 15 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a month-to-month lease in a shared dwelling (an arrangement where the tenant shares a living room, kitchen and/or bathroom in common with the landlord). The non-terminating party must receive notice at least fifteen (15) calendar days before the termination date.

Vermont 21 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Vermont 21 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a week-to-week tenancy with no written lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least twenty-one (21) calendar days before the termination date.

Vermont 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Vermont 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a tenancy of two (2) years or less that has a written lease. This includes tenants with an expired (written) lease, as well as month-to-month leases that have been formalized in writing, and sales of property where no written lease exists. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date.

Vermont 60 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Vermont 60-Day Notice To Vacate terminates a tenancy of two (2) years or more in length that has a written lease. This includes tenants with an expired (written) lease, as well as month-to-month leases that have been formalized in writing. This form may also terminate a tenancy of two (2) years or less with no written lease, including month-to-month tenancy. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least sixty (60) calendar days before the termination date.

Vermont 90 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Vermont 90 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a tenancy of two (2) years or more in length that has no written lease. This includes month-to-month tenancies of such duration that persist without a written lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least ninety (90) calendar days before the termination date.

How To Write a Lease Termination Notice in Vermont

To ensure the legal compliance of a lease termination notice:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. Complete the certificate of service by indicating 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 Vermont

The “clock” for a lease termination notice starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and terminate a tenancy as of June 30th, delivery of the termination letter 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 period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

How To Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Vermont

Vermont landlords and tenants may deliver a lease termination notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person of suitable age on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
  3. ONLY after authorization from a court: Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door
  4. ONLY after authorization from a court: Publication in a certified newspaper of record

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In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.

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