Idaho 30 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: April 1, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Idaho 30 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to terminate a lease, regardless of length or rent payment frequency. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use an Idaho 30 Day Notice To Vacate

An Idaho 30 Day Notice To Vacate serves as a notice of non-renewal for a lease, and also terminates the following types of tenancy:

  • A lease, regardless of length or rent payment frequency
  • An expired lease
  • A rental with no written lease where the tenant pays rent on a monthly basis

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 30 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 termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. 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 30 Day Notice To Vacate

Idaho has slightly different standards for delivering a Notice To Vacate, depending on whether the notice is served to a landlord, versus to a tenant.

Serving a Notice To Vacate to a Landlord in Idaho

Idaho law is not specific on methods for serving a Notice To Vacate to a landlord, which means a tenant may use any reasonable method which effectively delivers the notice. The following methods, which apply to notice of noncompliance to a landlord, represent the legal gold standard:

  1. Hand delivery to the landlord or landlord’s agent
  2. Hand delivery to an employee at the landlord (or agent)’s usual place of business
  3. Delivery to the landlord or agent through certified mail with return receipt requested

Serving a Notice To Vacate to a Tenant in Idaho

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.