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An Iowa eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (3 in Iowa) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Iowa.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all Iowa Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • The name(s) of the tenant(s)
  • The date of the notice
  • The address of the rental property
  • The reason the notice is being issued
  • The amount of time the tenant has to remedy the issue or vacate the property
  • The signature of the landlord
  • A certificate of service. The certificate of service must have:
    • The date of service
    • A statement indicating how the notice was delivered
    • The signature of the person who delivered the notice

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Iowa, a landlord may deliver written eviction notices in a variety of ways. An eviction notice may be provided to a tenant by:

  • Personal delivery
  • Being mailed by certified mail
  • Through the use of a process server
  • Posting at the rental property so long as a copy of the notice is also sent through the mail. If the notice is delivered by mail, the Iowa court system will assume that the notice took four days from mailing for the tenant to receive it. Therefore, the amount of time the tenant has to deal with the novice does not start until four days after the mailing date.

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – 3 Day Notice to Pay

In the state of Iowa, a landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a 3 Day Notice to Pay before proceeding with the eviction process when rent is not paid on time.

Along with the information required on all Iowa eviction notices, the 3 Day Notice to Pay must include:

  • A statement indicating the amount of rent owed and the period for which the rent is owed
  • A statement indicating that if the rent is not paid within the allowed time or the property vacated an eviction process may be initiated

Get the downloadable 3 Day Notice template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – 7 Day Notice to Quit

An Iowa landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a written 7 Day Notice to Quit before proceeding with the eviction process when a tenant has violated the terms of the lease. This notice must allow tenants the option of correcting the violation.

Along with the information required on all Iowa eviction notices, the 7 Day Notice to Quit must include:

  • A statement indicating the the violation committed
  • A statement indicating that failure to remedy the situation or vacate the property within the allowed time, may result in the initiation of the eviction process

Get the downloadable 7 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior – 3 Day Notice to Quit (Clear and Present Danger)

When an Iowa tenant illegally possesses, uses, or threatens to use a firearm, physically assaults or threatens another individual, or possesses illegal drugs at his place of residence, he/she is considered to present a clear and present danger. In these instances the landlord may provide his/her tenant with a 3 Day Notice to Quit – Clear and Present Danger. This notice will allow the tenant 3 days to vacate the rental property and terminate the rental agreement at the end of the 3 days provided.

Along with the information required on all Iowa eviction notices, the 3 Day Notice to Quit (Clear and Present Danger) must provide:

  • A statement indicating the reason the notice is being issued
  • A statement indicating that this is a combined notice that both will end the tenancy agreement

Get the downloadable 3 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – 30 Day Notice to Quit Month to Month Tenancy

An Iowa landlord may end a month to month tenancy by providing his/her tenant with a 30 Day Notice to Quit Month to Month Tenancy.

Along with the information required on all Iowa eviction notices, the 30 Day Notice to Quit Month to Month Tenancy must provide:

  • The specific date upon which the tenancy will be ended

Get the downloadble 30 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)