If you’re a landlord seeking to evict a tenant, use a Nevada (NV) eviction notice to begin the process. Your eviction notice must be written according to Nevada state law, and give your tenant the legally required amount of time to respond or move out.
In Nevada, eviction lawsuits are governed by Chapter 40 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.
Eviction notices in Nevada are also known as:
- Nevada Notice to Pay or Quit
- Nevada Notice to Quit
- Nevada Notice to Vacate
- Nevada Lease Termination
Nevada Eviction Notices by Type
Download a free eviction notice customized for Nevada state law below in MS Word (.docx) or Adobe PDF format.
30-Day Lease Termination: Use this notice to let a tenant know that you’re ending a month-to-month lease, and that they must prepare to leave your property. In Nevada, landlords must give tenants 30 days’ notice to move out if they’re on a month-to-month lease.
5-Day Notice to Quit for Non-Compliance: Use this notice to begin evicting a tenant if they’ve broken the terms of your lease. In Nevada, landlords must give tenants five days’ notice before the eviction process can proceed in court. In that time, tenants may have the option to fix (or “cure”) the problem.
7-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit: Use this notice to begin evicting a tenant if they haven’t paid rent on time. In Nevada, landlords must give tenants seven days to pay rent before the eviction process can proceed in court.
If you wish to send a letter simply reminding your tenant that rent is late (without threat of eviction), use a late rent notice.
Eviction Laws and Requirements
- Landlord and tenant laws: Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 118A
- Eviction process laws: Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 40
- Notice for non-payment: 7 days (§ 40.2512)
- Notice of non-compliance: 5 days (§ 40.2516)
- Service of notice requirements: § 40.280
- “Self-help” evictions: Unlawful (§ 118A.390)
- Lease termination (month-to-month): 30 days (§ 40.521)
What is the Eviction Process in Nevada?
In Nevada, there are two types of eviction processes. The first, the summary eviction process, is the most common. There’s also a formal eviction process, which follows a similar process but allows the landlord to seek money damages as well.
The summary eviction process involves the following steps:
Step 1: Serve Notice on the Tenant
The landlord will only serve one eviction notice in NV if the eviction is for non-payment of rent. If there is any other reason that the tenant is being evicted, the landlord should also serve the unlawful detainer.
Step 2: File a Complaint and Supporting Documents with the Justice Court
If the tenant doesn’t comply with the notice, then the landlord can begin an eviction lawsuit by filing the following documents:
- Complaint for summary eviction
- All eviction notices that were served on the tenant
- An original affidavit of service
- A written rental or lease agreement, if any exists
Landlords will also have to pay a filing fee, as well.
Step 3: Attend a Hearing, If Necessary
If the tenant files an answer, the landlord then has to attend a hearing. The notice of the time and date of the hearing will be mailed to both parties. At the hearing, the landlord and the tenant will be able to provide the facts of the case.
If the judgment is ruled in favor of the landlord, they can make arrangements with the constable to physically remove the tenant from the premises.
Summary eviction is used for cases in which the landlord’s right to possession is clear. It’s used most often for cases involving non-payment of rent.
Related Court Forms
Complaint for Summary Eviction: This form formally starts the eviction process in court. (Note: This is an example form from Churchill County. Ask your local County Clerk for the appropriate form in your area.)
Landlord’s statement for Summary Eviction: A landlord can use this form to describe the lease violation and why they seek to evict the tenant.
Tenant’s Affidavit: A tenant can use this form to defend themselves when an eviction is pending for non-payment of rent in private housing.
For additional landlord-tenant forms, visit the Nevada Court’s website.
Eviction Information for Nevada Landlords and Tenants
Tenants can also get help, knowledge, and support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.