Missouri 60 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: March 6, 2023 by Marnie Snyder

A Missouri 60 Day Notice to Vacate is a lease termination letter written to terminate a year-to-year lease. The letter is provided to either party at least sixty (60) calendar days before the expiration of the lease.

When to Use a Missouri 60 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord or a tenant may use a Missouri 60-Day Notice to Vacate to terminate a year-to-year lease in accordance with state law.

How to Write a Missouri 60 Day Notice to Vacate

For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:

  1. State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
  2. Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
  4. For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
  5. Sign the notice and print your name.
  6. For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.

Without this information on the lease termination notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.

How to Serve a Missouri 60 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord or tenant can deliver lease termination notices in Missouri using either of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the other party in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person who can accept the letter on the party’s behalf AND mailing the notice by certified mail with a return receipt requiring the receiving party’s signature.

When sending the notice by certified mail, add three (3) calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.