Indiana Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: May 13, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Indiana eviction notice form is a legal demand for a tenant to comply with the terms of the rental agreement or else move out of the premises. Indiana landlords may deliver an eviction notice because of unpaid rent, lease violations, or illegal activity on the rental property.

Types of Indiana Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds Curable?
10 Day Notice To Quit Unpaid Rent Yes
Notice to Comply or Vacate Lease Violation Yes
45 Day Notice To Vacate Criminal, Illegal Activity No
30 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / No Lease No

Indiana 10 Day Notice To Quit

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An Indiana 10 day Notice to Quit evicts a tenant for nonpayment of rent. In Iowa, a landlord can file this notice the day after rent is due, with no grace period for the tenant. The tenant must pay all past due rent or else move out within ten (10) calendar days of receiving notice.

Many Indiana properties are federally entitled to a minimum 30 days of advance notice before a landlord can file an eviction for nonpayment of rent or other fees. This minimum applies to any residential property covered by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, even after the act’s other protections have expired.

Indiana Notice To Comply or Vacate

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An Indiana Notice To Comply or Vacate demands correction of a lease violation that is “curable,” i.e., the tenant may get a chance to fix the situation rather than be evicted. A curable lease violation might include failure to maintain health and safety on the rental property, interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors, or refusal to allow lawful entry by the landlord.

Indiana state law requires that the tenant have a “reasonable” amount of time to fix the violation. The landlord must judge what is reasonable under the circumstances and set a termination date. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action by the date of termination, or move out.

If the landlord allows less than seven (7) days to correct the violation, the notice period is counted using judicial days (i.e., no weekends or legal holidays).

Indiana 45 Day Notice To Vacate

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An Indiana 45 Day Notice To Vacate evicts a tenant for an “incurable” lease violation, i.e., one which the tenant is not allowed to restore through corrective action, such as illegal activity on the premises or threatening other persons. The tenant must move out within forty five (45) calendar days of receiving notice.

Indiana 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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An Indiana 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a month-to-month lease, an expired lease, or a situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) days before the date of termination.

How To Write an Eviction Notice in Indiana

To help ensure the legal compliance of an eviction notice:

  1. Use the tenant’s full name and address
  2. Specify the lease violation as well as any balance due
  3. Specify the date of termination
  4. Print name and sign the notice, including the landlord’s address of record
  5. Note 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 Indiana

The “clock” for an eviction notice period starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and begin court action as of June 30th, delivery of the eviction notice 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 notice period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. This is called the “next judicial day;” in other words, the next day a courthouse is open.

Indiana counts only judicial days (i.e., no weekends or legal holidays) for notice periods of less than seven (7) days. Longer periods are counted normally.

How To Serve an Eviction Notice in Indiana

Indiana landlords may deliver a written eviction notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the tenant
  2. Only if hand delivery to the tenant fails: Hand delivery to a person on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the tenant, PLUS explaining the contents of the notice to that person
  3. Only if all forms of hand delivery fail: Posting the notice to a conspicuous place at the property, such as the entry door

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