Mississippi 30 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: March 21, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Mississippi 30 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to terminate a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use a Mississippi 30 Day Notice To Vacate

A Mississippi 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates the following types of tenancy:

  • A rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease
  • An expired lease
  • A rental with no written lease where the tenant pays rent on a monthly basis

Some types of Mississippi 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 Mississippi 30 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 basis upon which the tenancy will terminate
  3. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. 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 Mississippi 30 Day Notice To Vacate

Mississippi law is not specific on how landlords and tenants must deliver an initial written Notice To Vacate, so any method that results in actual notice will be valid. The following methods, drawn from formal service of process under state law, represent the legal gold standard:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person over age 16 who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party, PLUS delivery by first class mail with postage prepaid
  3. Delivery by first class mail, with postage prepaid and a declaration of service in a return envelope, postage prepaid
  4. Delivery by electronic notice (email or text message), if the receiving party has agreed in writing to accept notice through this method

Mailed notice extends a notice period by three (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

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.