How To Serve an Eviction Notice in Nebraska

How To Serve an Eviction Notice in Nebraska

Last Updated: March 19, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

In Nebraska, in order for the delivery of a lease termination or eviction notice to be legal, certain rules and procedures must be followed. If they are not and the case proceeds to court, the case may be postponed or dismissed by a judge.

Who Can Serve Eviction Notices in Nebraska?

In Nebraska, landlords can serve eviction notices and lease termination notices themselves. Landlords may choose to hire a sheriff, process server or independent party over eighteen (18) years old to serve an official notice, but they are not required to do so by law.

When Can Eviction Notices Be Served in Nebraska?

In Nebraska, lease termination and eviction notices can be served immediately on any day of the week and at any time of day.

For a 7 Day Notice To Quit for nonpayment of rent, the eviction notice for tenants that do not pay rent in full and on time, a landlord can serve notice the day after rent is due. There is no legal grace period for paying rent in Nebraska, rent is late starting the day after it’s due.

Acceptable Forms of Service in Nebraska

Nebraska landlords may deliver a written eviction notice by any method which results in actual notification of the tenant. In Nebraska, the following methods of notice have a presumption of legal validity:

  1. Hand delivery to the tenant
  2. Delivery by mail to the tenant’s address of record, or (if unknown) last place of residence

Notice is considered effective from when it comes to the other party’s attention, or reasonably should do so under the circumstances. Mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

Obtaining Proof of Service in Nebraska 

A landlord can demonstrate proof that a notice was delivered through the following methods:

  • Hand Delivery – by completing a Declaration of Service at time of delivery
  • Mail – via a return receipt or certificate of mailing, together with completing a Declaration of Service at time of mailing

Nebraska Eviction and Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Forms Grounds
7 Day Notice To Quit Eviction for Unpaid Rent
30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate Eviction for Lease Violation
5 Day Notice To Vacate Eviction for Illegal Activity
14 Day Notice To Vacate Eviction for Repeat Lease Violation
7 Day Notice To Vacate Ending a Weekly Lease
30 Day Notice To Vacate Ending a Monthly / Yearly Lease