Ohio 3 Day Notice to Pay or Quit | NonPayment of Rent

The Ohio three (3) day notice to pay or quit, along with Section 1923.04, is the standard notice that is used to inform a tenant that they are past due on the rent. The notice states that the tenant must either pay the past due amount, or vacate the rental unit by the end of the third day (of the notice period). If the tenant does not pay the rent (or vacate the rental unit) by the third day, the landlord can file an eviction lawsuit (i.e. “forcible entry and detainer”) in court.

Note: The tenant is not legally obligated to vacate the rental unit (although if they do not vacate, they will be required to contest the eviction charges in court). The only way that a landlord can legally evict a tenant in the State of Ohio is by court order. “Self-help” evictions are illegal.

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How to Write

Step 1 – In the “TO” field(s) at the top of the form, enter the name(s) of the tenant(s).

Step 2 – Fill in the address of the rental property (street, unit, city, county).

Step 3 – Enter the past due amount(s) of rent.

Step 4 – Enter the date (DD/MM/YYYY format). Sign your name, and provide a contact address and phone number.