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Updated June 28, 2022

A Texas 3-day notice to quit (non-payment of rent) is used by a landlord to notify a tenant of non-payment of rent. The notice states the tenant will have at least three (3) days to remedy the total rent due or to vacate the premises before the landlord files a forcible detainer suit unless otherwise stated in the lease agreement.

Laws V.T.C.A., Property Code § 24.005

Delivery of notice must be made in the following ways:

  • Notice by personal delivery to the tenant or any person residing at the property who is 16 years of age or older;
  • Delivery by affixing the notice to the inside of the main entry door; or
  • Notice by regular mail, certified mail, or registered mail with return receipt requested.

How to Write

Complete the notice by finishing every empty field with the following information:

  • Name of County where the tenant’s rental unit resides
  • Name and address of tenant
  • Amount of money owed and the time period it was due
  • Date signed
  • Signature of landlord and his/her address
  • Date notice is  delivered
  • Check method of delivery
  • Signature of person serving notice and the date