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

Information Required for all Minnesota Notices

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

  • The date of the notice
  • The name of the tenant(s)
  • The address of the rental property
  • The length of time the tenant has to vacate the rental property
  • The name and contact information for the person issuing the notice
  • The reason the notice is being issued

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Minnesota an eviction notice may be served:

  • By personal delivery by a person not involved in the complaint
  • By leaving a copy of the notice with another responsible individual living at the property
  • By mailing a copy of the complaint to the tenant’s last known address and posting a copy of the complaint on the door of the rental property.

Types of Eviction Notices

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

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – 14 Day Notice to Quit Nonpayment

In the state of Minnesota, a landlord must provide a tenant with a written 14-Day Notice to Quit , only when the landlord is seeking to evict an “at-will” tenant for failure to pay rent. When seeking to regain possession of a property from a tenant who is renting with a lease, a Minnesota landlord may proceed with the eviction process by filing a Summons and Complaint claim with the court without having to provide the tenant with either the opportunity to pay outstanding rent or offering notice of his/her intention to seek the eviction of the tenant.

Along with information that must be included in all Minnesota eviction notices, a 14-Day Notice to Quit, must include:

  • The amount of rent due

Get the downloadable 14 Day Notice template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – No Notice Required

In the state of Minnesota, a landlord is not required to provide tenants with the opportunity to remedy a violation to the terms of a lease or to provide notice of his/her intention to seek an eviction.

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior – No Notice Required

In the state of Minnesota, a landlord may seek to evict a tenant for illegal activity without providing any notice of his/her intention. Illegal activities for which a tenant may be evicted include:

  • The sale, production, possession, or manufacture of illegal drugs on the rental property or in common areas.
  • Acts of prostitution
  • Criminal gang activity
  • Use or possession of an illegal firearm

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – Lease Termination Letter

In the state of Minnesota, a landlord must generally provide a 30-Day Notice to Quit to a month to month at will tenant before proceeding with the eviction process. When the “at-will” tenant has failed to pay rent, the landlord may provide a 14-Day Notice to Quit.

Along with information that must be included in all Minnesota eviction notices, a 30-Day Notice to Quit must include:

  • The exact date by which the tenant is expected to vacate the property

Get the downloadable Lease Termination Letter template form below (.pdf direct link)