Arkansas 3 Day Notice To Quit

Last Updated: April 8, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Arkansas 3 Day Notice To Quit is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin an eviction against a tenant for nonpayment of rent. This is the most common eviction form in Arkansas for unpaid rent. The tenant must pay the balance due or move out within three (3) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends or legal holidays) of receiving notice.

When To Use an Arkansas 3 Day Notice To Quit

An Arkansas 3 Day Notice To Quit begins the eviction process against a tenant when some or all of the rent is unpaid after the five (5) day grace period following when rent is normally due. The court will issue a judgment against the tenant unless all rent and proven monetary damages are paid by the end of the notice period.

Some types of Arkansas lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write an Arkansas 3 Day Notice To Quit

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Quit:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate, and the payment amount necessary to avoid termination
  3. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve an Arkansas 3 Day Notice To Quit

Arkansas landlords may deliver an initial written Notice To Quit by any method which effectively brings the information to the tenant’s attention. The law presumes the following methods are valid:

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

Proof of mailing does not prove the other party’s receipt of notice. To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends a notice period by three (3) calendar days.

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.