Oregon 72 Hour Notice To Quit

Last Updated: February 7, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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An Oregon 72 Hour Notice To Quit is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for nonpayment of rent after the allowed grace period (5th calendar day for week-to-week tenancies; 8th for all others). The tenant must pay the balance due or move out within 72 calendar hours of receiving notice.

When To Use an Oregon 72 Hour Notice To Quit

An Oregon 72 Hour Notice To Quit begins the eviction process in Oregon when the tenant is late on rent. A landlord may deliver this notice when any portion of the rent remains unpaid on the 5th calendar day after rent is normally due (for week-to-week tenants), or the 8th calendar day (for all other tenants).

Some types of Oregon 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 an Oregon 72 Hour Notice To Quit

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

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, 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 payment necessary 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 an Oregon 72 Hour Notice To Quit

Oregon landlords may deliver a Notice To Quit using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Delivery by first class mail
  3. Only if agreed by both parties: Delivery by first class mail AND posting to the property

To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.

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.