Iowa 10 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: November 21, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Iowa 10 Day Notice to Vacate is an official document written to terminate a week-to-week lease. The letter is provided to either party at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the termination date set forth in the notice.

When to Use an Iowa 10 Day Notice to Vacate

The landlord or the tenant may use an Iowa ten (10)-Day Notice to Vacate to end a week-to-week lease. This lease termination letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent weekly. There is no option to continue the arrangement and the tenancy will end within ten (10) calendar days.

How to Write an Iowa 10 Day Notice to Vacate

The ten (10) Day Notice to Vacate form is to be completed as follows:

  1. State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
  2. Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
  4. For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
  5. Sign the notice and print your name.
  6. For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.

Without this information on the lease termination notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.

How to Serve an Iowa 10 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord or a tenant may deliver lease termination notices in Iowa using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the other party in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party;
  3. Mailing the notice by regular and certified mail with a return receipt.

When sending the notice by regular and certified mail, add four (4) calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.