North Dakota Eviction Notice Forms

A North Dakota eviction notice form for nonpayment of rent is a written document that states a tenant has 3 days to pay the rent or vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for eviction in North Dakota.

Types of North Dakota Eviction Notices

Each possible ground for eviction has its own notice type. Some notices allow the tenant to fix (“cure”) the issue and continue the tenancy, while others simply state an amount of time to vacate by.

Grounds Time Curable?
Unpaid Rent 3-Day Yes
Lease Violation 3-Day No
Lease Termination 30-Day No
Sale of Rental Unit 3-Day No

3-Day Notice to Pay (Nonpayment of Rent)

A landlord is allowed to evict a tenant for failing to pay rent on time.

According to North Dakota law, rent is considered late if it is not received 3 days after the due date, and eviction notices cannot be served on the tenant until rent is at least 3 days late.

Once rent is past due, the landlord must provide tenants with a 3-Day Notice to Pay if the landlord wants to file an eviction action with the court. This notice gives the tenant the option to pay the past due amount in full within 3 days to avoid eviction.

If the tenant does not pay the rent due by the end of the notice period and remains on the property, 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 3-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent form template below (.pdf direct link).

3-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Compliance)

A tenant can be evicted in North Dakota if they do not uphold their responsibilities under the terms of a written lease or rental agreement.

North Dakota landlords are not required to allow tenants to correct a lease violation in these instances, but they must provide tenants with a 3-Day Notice to Quit, giving the tenant 3 days to move out of the rental unit to avoid eviction.

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 included in this category.

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 3-Day Eviction Notice for Noncompliance form template below (.pdf direct link).

30-Day Lease Termination Notice (No Lease/End of Lease)

In the state of North Dakota, 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.

  • 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 – For all other tenancies, landlords must give their tenants at least as much notice as the rent payment period or 30 days’ notice, whichever is less.

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 30-Day Lease Termination Notice form template below (.pdf direct link).

3-Day Notice to Quit (Sale of Rental Unit)

If the rental unit is being sold, and the tenancy will not continue under the new owners, tenants must be given 3 days’ written notice prior to being evicted.

Tenants do not have the option of correcting any issues to remain in the rental unit in this situation.

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 3-Day Eviction Notice for Sale of Rental Unit form template below (.pdf direct link).

What to Include in North Dakota Eviction Notices

North Dakota state law doesn’t specify what information must be included on all eviction notices. However, it’s a good idea to include:

  • The date the tenancy will terminate;
  • The reason for the eviction; and
  • 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.

Delivering Eviction Notices in North Dakota

In the state of North Dakota, landlords can deliver an eviction notice by one of the following methods: 

  • Giving it to the tenant in person;
  • Mailing the notice to the tenant’s last known address; or
  • Posting a copy of the notice in a conspicuous place at the rental unit if the tenant cannot be found.

Eviction Process in North Dakota

  1. An eviction notice is posted by the landlord to vacate or “cure” the issue.
  2. If uncured and tenant remains, the complaint is filed and served.
  3. A hearing is held and judgment issued.
  4. If an eviction is granted, a Writ of Execution is posted, giving final notice to the tenant to remove their belongings.
  5. Finally, the sheriff returns possession of the property to the landlord.

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