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If you don't have a written fixed term lease, then the tenant is considered a month to month tenant under an oral tenancy agreement. In CO, in order to terminate a month to month tenancy, either party can give the other a 7 day written notice to move specifying the date at least 8 days in the future from the delivery of the notice that the tenancy will end.
If the person doesn't then vacate, you can file a formal eviction action in court to get a judgment and a writ that the sheriff will execute to physically remove the person and their property.
So ff the situation has not been remedied within the seven-day time period, you as the landlord may initiate an eviction suit under a specific procedure set forth by laws of the State of Colorado in a statute entitled "Forcible Entry and Detainer." (Section 13-40-101 et seq., C.R.S.) The landlord files a Complaint which is then served on the tenant which states a date and time for a hearing. If the landlord gets a judgment at the hearing, he can ask for a "writ of restitution" and can have the sheriff serve it 48 hours later and physically remove the tenant and his property.