Idaho 3 Day Notice To Quit

Last Updated: April 2, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Idaho 3 Day Notice To Quit is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for nonpayment of rent. The tenant must pay the rent balance due or else move out within three (3) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use an Idaho 3 Day Notice To Quit

An Idaho 3 Day Notice To Quit begins the eviction process when the tenant is late on rent. A landlord may deliver this notice when any part of the rent remains unpaid on the day after it’s normally due.

Some types of Idaho 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 Idaho 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 for terminating the tenancy, and payment 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 Idaho 3 Day Notice To Quit

Idaho landlords may deliver an eviction notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the tenant
  2. Only if the tenant cannot be found at residence or usual place of business: Hand delivery to a person of suitable age who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party, PLUS delivery by mail to the other party’s address of record
  3. Only if the above forms of delivery fail: Posting the notice to a conspicuous place on the property, such as the entry door, PLUS handing the notice to a person on the property (if possible), PLUS delivery by mail to the property’s address

Mailed notice extends a notice period by three (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

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.