Free California Eviction Notices & Get Started Packets

These free Eviction Notices are for landlords and property managers in the state of California who need to serve a legal notice to their tenant.

Fast Eviction Service provides free California eviction forms and packets to help you get your eviction started.

Get Started Packets

These packets help get your case started with us. The first 3 items listed below are for a new collection, eviction, or small claims case. They contain all forms and instructions needed to start your case, simply fill and fax to us. If you have any questions regarding which packet to download or how to fill them out, give us a call at (800) 686-8686 and we’ll be happy to help you get started.

Free California Eviction Fillable Notices

Click on the free eviction notice you are looking for and fill out the form to generate your FREE pdf. You can call our office or email us if you have any questions.

Fast Eviction Service can also serve the notice for you. We have process servers delivering landlord notices to tenants on a daily basis and can deliver your California eviction letter the same day in most cases.

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Form Instructions and Information

These free sample California Eviction Forms are printable after you fill in the fields and click the “Generate” button at the bottom of the form.

Sample Notices & Templates

To legally evict a tenant, it is essential your tenant eviction letter is the correct form and is legally served to the tenant to the full letter of the law.

Most evictions begin with either a 3 Day, 30 Day Notice to Vacate or 60 Day Notice to Vacate.

The 3 Day Notice is usually for nonpayment of rent, but may also be given for other breaches of the rental agreement. Examples of other reasons that are grounds for the removal of a tenant besides nonpayment of rent include having pets without the landlord’s consent, collecting waste on the premises, or disturbing the peace of other tenants.

Whether a 30 or 60 Day Notice to Vacate is served usually depends upon how long the tenant has been renting. If the tenant has been renting the property for under a year – and if they have been renting on a month to month basis – you serve a 30 Day. If over a year a 60 Day Letter.

Most 30 Day and 60 Day Notices to Vacate do not have to include a reason, but there are several exceptions to the general rule. If the rental agreement is under a Section 8 (Housing Authority) contract or in a local jurisdiction that requires the eviction to be for good cause, the removal of a tenant will require a reason.

No notice is required when the lease term expires and the tenancy has not been converted to a month to month tenancy by the agreement or by the landlord’s consent or conduct.

Evictions after a foreclosure require either a 3 Day or 30 Day Notice, depending on the status of the occupant as the former owner or a tenant of the former owner.

We provide landlords these free printable sample eviction notice templates to help protect your landlord rights at each step of the California Unlawful Detainer process.


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How to Serve & File an Eviction Notice
How Long Does it Take to Evict a Tenant?
How Much Does it Cost to Evict Someone?

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