Idaho 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: November 21, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Idaho 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate is an official eviction document delivered to the tenant for a lease violation, such as failing to comply with health/safety rules. The tenant has the option to correct the lease violation or move out within three (3) calendar days.

When to Use an Idaho 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Use a 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate to begin the eviction process in Idaho:

  • If the tenant failed to comply with health/safety rules.
  • If the tenant committed property damage.
  • If the tenant refused to allow the landlord access to the rental unit.
  • If the tenant violated the rules with too many occupants.
  • If the tenant committed any other violations of the lease or property rules.

If none of the above are true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 3 Day Notice to Quit -If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
  • 3 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant committed waste, caused substantial property damage, is involved in drug activity or engaged in any other unlawful activity.
  • 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant does not have a lease, has an expired lease or is on a periodic (i.e. month-to-month) lease, regardless of rent payment frequency.

How to Write an Idaho 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

The Idaho 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Specify the rule or lease violation;
  4. Indicate how the tenant can remedy the breach;
  5. Enter the date and time when the violation must be cured by;
  6. Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
  7. Include the date the notice is served;
  8. Landlord prints and signs notice;
  9. Landlord includes address and phone number.

How to Serve an Idaho 3 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

A landlord can deliver notices in Idaho 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 at the property AND mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt;
  3. Posting the notice in a conspicuous place at the premises, such as the entry door, AND mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt.

When sending the notice by certified or registered mail, add three (3) additional calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.

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