North Dakota 3 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: March 15, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

North Dakota 3 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for a lease violation. The landlord has the option of allowing the tenant to correct the violation. If the landlord declines, or the tenant fails to take appropriate action, the tenant must move out within three (3) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a North Dakota 3 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

A 3 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins the eviction process:

  • Failure to maintain the rental unit in a clean and sanitary manner
  • Occupancy violations
  • Parking in an unauthorized area on the property
  • Other lease violations
At the landlord’s discretion, the tenant may (but not must) be allowed an opportunity to “cure” (i.e., correct) the violation.

Some types of North Dakota 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 North Dakota 3 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy, and (if applicable) the corrective action(s) required to avoid termination
  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 North Dakota 3 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

North Dakota law is not specific on requirements for serving a Notice To Comply or Vacate, so landlords may use any method which conveys the necessary information in an effective manner. The following methods, used for serving official court business, represent the legal gold standard in the state:

  • Hand delivery to the tenant
  • Hand delivery to a person of suitable age and discretion living at the tenant’s address, who can accept the notice on behalf of the tenant
  • Delivery by mail or courier service, return receipt requested, addressed and delivered to the tenant

Notice periods begin counting from when notice is delivered, not when sent.