Idaho 3 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: April 1, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Idaho 3 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for an “incurable” breach of the lease (i.e., one which the tenant is not allowed an opportunity to correct), such as causing substantial property damage. The tenant must move out within three (3) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use an Idaho 3 Day Notice To Vacate

An Idaho 3 Day Notice To Vacate begin the eviction process against a tenant for the following violations:

  • Committing waste (actions which damage or destroy the value of the rental property)
  • Causing substantial property damage
  • Involvement in in the unlawful sale, possession or use of controlled substances
  • Engagement in any other unlawful activity

    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 Vacate

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

      1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
      2. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy
      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 Vacate

      Idaho landlords may deliver a Notice To Vacate 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.