How to Serve an Eviction Notice in Utah

How to Serve an Eviction Notice in Utah

Last Updated: April 19, 2023 by Marnie Snyder

In Utah, 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 Utah?

In Utah, 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 Utah?

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

For a 3 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 Utah, rent is late starting the day after it’s due.

Acceptable Forms of Service in Utah

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

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person of suitable age and discretion AND mailing the notice by registered or certified mail with a return receipt;
  3. Posting the notice to a conspicuous place at the premises AND mailing the notice by registered or certified mail with a return receipt.

When sending the notice by registered or certified mail, service is complete at the time of mailing.

Obtaining Proof of Service in Utah 

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.
  • Registered/Certified Mail – return receipt and completing a Declaration of Service.

Utah Eviction & Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds
3 Day Notice to Quit Eviction for Unpaid Rent
3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Eviction for Lease Violation
3 Day Notice to Vacate Eviction for Substantial Property Damage

Eviction for Illegal Activity

3 Day Notice of Termination Eviction for Physical Harm to the Premises

Eviction for Unauthorized Assignment of Lease

5 Day Notice to Vacate Ending a Tenancy at Will
15 Day Notice to Vacate Ending a Periodic / Fixed Term Lease

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