How to Serve an Eviction Notice in Oregon

How to Serve an Eviction Notice in Oregon

Last Updated: November 12, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

In Oregon, 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 Oregon?

In Oregon, 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 Oregon?

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

A 72 Hour Notice to Quit for unpaid rent is the eviction notice for tenants that do not pay rent in full and on time. A landlord can serve notice on the 5th calendar day of the rental period for week-to-week tenants and the 8th calendar day of the rental period for all other tenancies.

A 144 Hour Notice to Quit for nonpayment of rent is the eviction notice for all tenants that do not pay rent in full and on time, except tenants that pay rent from week-to-week. A landlord can serve notice on the 5th calendar day of the rental period.

Acceptable Forms of Service in Oregon

A landlord can deliver notices in Oregon using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Mailing the notice by first class mail;
  3. Posting the notice to a conspicuous place on the premises (if agreed to in writing) AND mailing the notice by first class mail.

For eviction notices based on a number of days, before posting or mailing the notice, add three (3) calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.  

Obtaining Proof of Service in Oregon

Landlords can show proof that the notice was delivered through the following methods:

  • Hand Delivery – by completing a Declaration of Service at the time of delivery.
  • Posting at the Premises – by taking a photograph and completing a Declaration of Service.
  • First Class Mail – mail receipt and completing a Declaration of Service.

Oregon Eviction & Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds
72 Hour Notice to Quit Eviction for Unpaid Rent

All Tenancies

144 Hour Notice to Quit Eviction for Unpaid Rent

All Tenants, Except Weekly

30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Eviction for Lease Violation

All Tenants, Except Weekly

7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Eviction for Lease Violation

Week-to-Week Tenants

10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Eviction for Pet Violation

All Tenancies

4 Day Notice to Vacate Eviction for Repeat Violation

Week-to-Week Tenants

10 Day Notice to Quit Eviction for Repeat Violation

All Tenants, Except Weekly

24 Hour Notice to Quit Eviction for Illegal Activity

All Tenancies

48 Hour Notice to Vacate Eviction for Violation

Drug/Alcohol Free Housing

24 Hour Notice to Vacate Eviction for Repeat Violation

Drug/Alcohol Free Housing

30 Day Notice to Quit Eviction for Falsification of Rental Application

All Tenancies

10 Day Notice to Vacate Ending a Weekly Lease
30 Day Notice to Vacate Ending a Monthly / Fixed Term Lease

Premises Deemed Unsafe by Gov’t Agency

60 Day Notice to Vacate Ending a Monthly / Fixed Term Lease

Rental Unit on Landlord’s Private Property

90 Day Notice to Vacate Ending a Monthly / Fixed Term Lease

Demolition / Renovation

Landlord or Immediate Family to Occupy Unit

Three or More Lease Violations in 12-months

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