Minnesota Eviction Notice Forms

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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.

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 eviction.

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Information Required for All Minnesota 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
  • 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.

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

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

Types of Eviction Notices

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

14-Day Eviction Notice for 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/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 in order 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).

Eviction Notice for Non-Compliance

A tenant can be evicted in Minnesota if they do not uphold their responsibilities under the terms of a written lease/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/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 for “At-Will” Tenants

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).

Eviction Notice for 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/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
  • 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).