Indiana 45 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: November 21, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Indiana 45 Day Notice to Vacate is an official eviction letter written by the landlord and served to the tenant for an incurable breach, such as committing vandalism on the premises. There is no option to cure and the tenant must move out within forty five (45) calendar days.

When to Use an Indiana 45 Day Notice to Vacate

Use a 45 Day Notice to Vacate to begin the eviction process in Indiana if the tenant committed a nuisance, such as vandalism or possession of controlled substances on the premises.

If the above is not true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 10 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
  • Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant failed to comply with health/safety rules, damaged property or caused physical harm or violated any other violations of the lease or property rules.
  • 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant or the landlord is ending a monthly lease. This notice may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.

How to Write an Indiana 45 Day Notice to Vacate

The Indiana 45 Day Notice to 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 incurable breach or violation;
  4. Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
  5. Enter the date the tenancy terminates;
  6. Include the date the notice is served;
  7. Landlord prints and signs notice;
  8. Landlord includes address and phone number.

How to Serve an Indiana 45 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord can deliver notices in Indiana 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) calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.

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