Minnesota 7 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: March 21, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Minnesota 7 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to terminate a week-to-week lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least seven (7) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use a Minnesota 7 Day Notice To Vacate

A Minnesota 7 Day Notice To Vacate ends a week-to-week lease, or a rental situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent weekly. Either the landlord or the tenant may deliver this notice at will.

Some types of Minnesota lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write a Minnesota 7 Day Notice To Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, 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 Serve a Minnesota 7 Day Notice To Vacate

Minnesota law is not specific on the requirements for landlords and tenants delivering an initial written Notice To Vacate, so in most cases it is acceptable to use any method which results in actual notice to the receiving party. Minnesota’s eviction law for nonpayment of rent provides a specific legal baseline, authorizing the following methods of notice delivery:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party’s address of record
  2. Delivery by mail to the other party’s address of record

Mailed notice extends a notice period by three (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times. Hand-delivered notice completed after 5:00PM local Minnesota time extends a notice period by one (1) calendar day.

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.