The Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 832 Section 47a-23b provides landlords with the proper procedures for serving a nonresident tenant and a tenant that cannot found with a notice to quit for residential rental property:
Service of Notice to Quit or Summons
(a) If the lessee or occupant of such land, building, apartment or dwelling unit or of any trailer, or any land upon which a trailer is used or stands, is a nonresident of this state at the time when it is desired to give him notice to quit possession or occupancy of such premises, or at the time of the issuance of the summons, such notice to quit, or such summons, may be served upon the person in charge thereof; or, if no person is in charge of such premises, the notice to quit may be served upon such lessee or occupant in the manner provided by section 52-57 or 52-57a, at least ten days before the time specified in such notice, and such summons may be served in like manner, except that such copy shall be mailed at least six days before the return day thereof.
Tenant Whereabouts Unknown
(b) If such lessee or occupant has gone to parts unknown, the notice to quit may be served upon such lessee or occupant by advertising such notice to quit at least twice in a paper published in the county and having a circulation in the town in which such premises are located. Such notice shall be first advertised at least ten days before the time specified in the notice for the lessee or occupant to quit possession. Such summons may be served in like manner, except that notice of the pendency of such summons shall be first advertised at least six days before the return day thereof.
Conn. Gen. Stat. Title 47a Ch 832 Sec 47a-23b.
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