Illinois 30 Day Notice to Quit | Tenancy at Will

The Illinois thirty (30) day notice to quit, pursuant with 735 ILCS 5, is reserved for month-to-month or “at-will” tenancies. Although there does not need to be a specific reason for terminating a month-to-month tenancy, the tenant must still be notified of the lease termination and given the proper amount of notice (30 days). If the tenant does not move out after thirty (30) days, you can begin the eviction lawsuit process.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the notice here (.PDF format). Enter the current date in the “Notice Date:” field, and then enter the full address of the rental unit (include the county name).

Step 2 – Provide the full name(s) of the tenant(s).

Step 3 – Enter the date that the lease will be terminated on.

Note: If you are the tenant using this form to notify the landlord of your intention to terminate the rental agreement, provide a return address for the security deposit.

Step 4 – The “Proof of Service” section at the bottom of the notice must be filled out after the notice has been served. Select the delivery method that was used, and then enter the date of service. Sign, date, and then print your name at the bottom of the form to complete the proof of service.

Note: Make several copies of the completed notice.