Minnesota Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: December 23, 2021 by Elizabeth Souza

A Minnesota eviction notice form for nonpayment of rent is a written document that states a tenant has 14 days to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for eviction in Minnesota.

Types of Minnesota Eviction Notices

Each possible ground for eviction has its own notice type. Some notices allow the tenant to fix (“cure”) the issue and continue the tenancy, while others simply state an amount of time to vacate by.

Grounds Time Curable?
Unpaid Rent 14-Day No
Lease Violation Undetermined No
Lease Termination 7/30/90-Day No
Illegal Activity Undetermined No

14-Day Notice to Quit (Nonpayment of Rent)

A landlord is allowed to evict a tenant for failing to pay rent on time.

According to Minnesota law, rent is considered late the day after it’s due; grace periods (if any) are addressed in the written lease or rental agreement.

For at-will tenants, once rent is past due, the landlord must provide a 14-Day Notice to Quit if the landlord wants to file an eviction action with the court. This notice gives the tenant the option to move out of the rental unit within 14 days to avoid eviction.

For all other tenancies, the landlord is not required to provide written notice prior to beginning an eviction action and may file immediately with the court once the rent is past due.

If the at-will tenant remains in the rental unit after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent should include the total amount of past-due rent owed.

Get the downloadable 14-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent form template below (.pdf direct link).

Notice to Quit (Non-Compliance)

A tenant can be evicted in Minnesota if they do not uphold their responsibilities under the terms of a written lease or rental agreement.

Minnesota landlords are not required to allow tenants to correct a lease violation in these instances, but they must provide tenants with some type of notice prior to beginning an eviction action.

The amount of notice required depends on what is written into the lease or rental agreement.

Typical lease violations under this category could include things like damaging the rental property, having too many people residing in the rental unit, and having a pet when there’s a no-pet policy.

Note that illegal activity is not included in this category.

If the tenant remains on the property after the required notice period expires (if any), the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable Eviction Notice for Noncompliance form template below (.pdf direct link).

7/30/90-Day Lease Termination Notice (No Lease/ End of Lease)

In the state of Minnesota, if tenants “hold over,” or stay in the rental unit after the rental term has expired, then the landlord must give tenants notice before evicting them. This can include tenants without a written lease and week-to-week and month-to-month tenants.

Often this type of eviction applies to tenants who are at the end of their lease and the landlord doesn’t want to renew.

The amount of time required in the notice depends on the type of tenancy.

  • Week-to-Week – If rent is paid on a week-to-week basis, a landlord must provide the tenant with a 7-Day Notice to Quit.
  • Month-to-Month – If rent is paid on a month-to-month basis, a landlord must provide the tenant with a 30-Day Notice to Quit.
  • All Other Tenancies – The amount of notice required must be equal to the time period between rent payments or 3 months , whichever is shorter.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 7/30/90-Day Lease Termination Notice form template below (.pdf direct link).

Notice to Quit (Illegal Activity)

The amount of notice tenants must receive if they are being evicted for illegal activity depends on the terms of the lease. Minnesota landlords and tenants will need to review their written lease or rental agreement to determine how much notice is required.

In the state of Minnesota, illegal activity includes:

  • Possession of controlled substances on the rental property;
  • Prostitution/prostitution-related activity on the rental premises;
  • Unlawful use or possession of a firearm on the rental property; and
  • Storage of stolen property on the rental premises,

If the tenant remains on the property after the required notice period expires (if any), the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The eviction notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable Eviction Notice for Illegal Activity form template below (.pdf direct link).

What to Include in Minnesota Eviction Notices

Minnesota state law doesn’t address what information is required on an eviction notice. However, it’s a good idea to include:

  • The date the tenancy will terminate;
  • The reason for the eviction; and
  • The tenant’s name and contact information.

The landlord will also want to get the tenant’s signature confirming that they received the eviction notice, if the notice was hand-delivered.

Delivering Eviction Notices in Minnesota

Minnesota state law doesn’t specify how an eviction notice must be delivered. Landlords and tenants should check with their local county or city governments to see if there are any local rules in place regarding proper service of an eviction notice.

Eviction Process in Minnesota

  1. An eviction notice is posted by the landlord to vacate or “cure” the issue.
  2. If the tenant does not vacate when required to do so, a complaint is filed by the landlord with the county court.
  3. A Hearing is held and judgment issued.
  4. If eviction is granted, a Writ of Recovery is posted at the property, giving final notice to the tenant to remove their belongings.
  5. Finally, the sheriff returns possession of the property to the landlord.

To learn more about the eviction process in Minnesota, click here.

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