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Maryland Eviction Notice Forms (4)

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Maryland Eviction Notice Forms (4)

Updated February 06, 2024

A Maryland eviction notice is a document required for a landlord to properly inform their tenant that they are in violation of their lease agreement. Sending the notice is the first step in the eviction process and must be filed with the court as evidence if the tenant does not cure the issue. The tenant also has the option to move out of the premises, although they still may be liable for the remaining rent amounts in their lease.

By Type (4)

10-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Payment of Rent) – The landlord must provide the tenant written notice of intent to file for eviction unless the tenant pays all the rent claimed to be owed within ten days.

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30-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Compliance) – When the tenant breaches a lease provision other than non-payment of rent.

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14-Day Notice to Quit (Imminent Danger) – For use when a tenant poses a risk of imminent danger or harm to themselves, other tenants, or the property.

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60-Day Notice to Quit (Month-to-Month Tenancy) – For use when a landlord seeks to terminate a month-to-month tenancy.

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Table of Contents

Eviction Laws

  • Rent Grace Period: None; rent is due on the date specified in the lease.
  • Non-Payment of Rent: 10 days.[1]
  • Non-Compliance: 30 days.[2]
  • Imminent Danger: 14 days.[3]
  • Termination (Month-to-Month Lease): 60 days.[4]
  • Filing an Eviction: Landlord’s Remedies.[5]

Prohibited Landlord Actions

Utility Shutoff – It is illegal for a landlord to force a tenant out of the premises by shutting off utilities.[6]

Changing the Locks – A landlord cannot take possession of the premises, or threaten to do so, by locking out the tenant.[6]

Court Forms

Complaint and Summons for Non-Payment of Rent (SAMPLE)– When a tenant has failed to pay rent, the landlord can start an eviction case against them by filing this complaint form with the district court, which will be served on the tenant.

Complaint and Summons for a Violation of the Lease (SAMPLE) – To file a summary ejectment due to a violation of their lease, the landlord will need to fill out the document and submit it to the court.

Petition for Warrant of Restitution (SAMPLE) – If the tenant does not comply with the court’s judgment, the landlord will need to file this form with the court to have the tenant removed by the sheriff.

How to Evict a Tenant (6 Steps)

  1. Provide Notice
  2. Get Forms
  3. Pay Filing Fee
  4. Complaint and Summons
  5. Give Notice to Vacate
  6. File Petition for Warrant of Restitution

1. Provide Notice

If the tenant is in breach of the lease or you are seeking to end a month-to-month tenancy, you must provide one of the following notices to the tenant before commencing eviction proceedings:

If you are seeking to have the tenant removed from the property for non-payment of rent, you do not need to provide notice and may proceed directly to Step 2.

Sheriff knocking on door and serving eviction document at front door.

2. Get Forms

In order to legally file an eviction in the State of Maryland, the landlord will need to go to the respective District Court where the property is located and obtain the necessary court forms. The required court forms are not available online; however, you can view the following samples:

Note: The city of Baltimore has specific instructions for evictions.

3. Pay Filing Fee

When making the filing, you will be required to pay the filing fee that is associated with the type of eviction being conducted.

4. Complaint

The landlord will have to have the sheriff deliver the Complaint and Summons to the tenant, who will have to appear in court on the date specified.

5. Notice to Vacate

If the tenant does not appear in court and/or the judge rules in favor of the landlord, the tenant must be given four days to vacate.

6. File Petition for Warrant of Restitution

If the tenant fails to vacate, the landlord must file a Petition for Warrant of Restitution (see sample). Again, this form must be obtained directly from the District Court and cannot be printed. Provide the signed warrant to the sheriff so they may evict the tenant.


  1. § 8-401(c)(1)
  2. § 8-402.1(a)(1)(i)(2)(A)
  3. § 8-402.1(a)(1)(i)(2)(B)
  4. § 8-402(c)(4)(ii)(2)
  5. Md. Code, Title 8, Subtitle 4
  6. § 8-216(b)(1)