Idaho Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: April 1, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Idaho lease termination notice is a document which officially announces the upcoming end of a rental tenancy. Either a landlord or tenant may give notice, in most cases at least 30 days in advance.

Types of Idaho Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type
30 Day Notice To Vacate Written Lease / No Lease

Idaho 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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An Idaho 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a rental agreement, including situations without a written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. This form also serves as notice of non-renewal for a lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination.

How To Write a Lease Termination Notice in Idaho

To ensure the legal compliance of a lease termination notice:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Idaho

The “clock” for a lease termination notice starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and terminate a tenancy as of June 30th, delivery of the termination letter must be no later than May 31st. 

In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

How To Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Idaho

Idaho has slightly different standards for delivering notice to a landlord, versus to a tenant.

Serving a Lease Termination Notice to a Landlord in Idaho

Idaho law is not specific on methods for serving a lease termination notice 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 Lease Termination Notice to a Tenant in Idaho

Idaho landlords may deliver a lease termination 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.