Oregon 90 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: March 13, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Oregon 90 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to terminate a month-to-month or fixed-term lease for certain qualifying reasons. The tenant must receive notice at least ninety (90) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use an Oregon 90 Day Notice To Vacate

An Oregon 90 Day Notice To Vacate applies to the following rental situations:

  • Terminating a month-to-month or fixed-term lease
  • Evicting a tenant concurrent with notice of a third (3rd) lease violation within the preceding 12-month period
  • Terminating a tenancy of over (1) year on the last day of its term (or on the last day of the relevant period, for a month-to-month lease), for one of the following qualifying reasons:
    • Demolition work
    • Converting the premises for non-residential use
    • Repairs or renovations which make the premises not suitable to occupy
    • Intended occupancy by the landlord or landlord’s immediate family
    • Accepted offer to purchase the premises, with written evidence offered

    When terminating a lease for a qualifying reason, the landlord must pay the tenant an amount equal to one (1) month of rent for relocation. Landlords must provide compensation to tenants for a lease termination with a qualifying reason, unless they have an ownership interest in four (4) or fewer residential dwelling units.

    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 90 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 termination date of the lease or tenancy
    3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
    4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
    5. Print name and sign the notice
    6. 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 90 Day Notice To Vacate

    Oregon landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:

    1. Hand delivery to the other party
    2. Delivery by first class mail
    3. Only if agreed in writing: Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises (for the tenant) or a designated location available at all hours (for the landlord), PLUS delivery by first class mail
    4. Only if agreed through a special written addendum to the rental agreement: Delivery by email, PLUS delivery by first class mail

    Mailed notice must be addressed to the tenant, at the premises (in the tenant’s case), or to the address specified by the landlord in the rental agreement (in the landlord’s case). Mailing a notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

    Electronic Notice in Oregon

    Oregon does allow electronic delivery of notice in special cases. Electronic notice must be agreed in a written addendum to the rental agreement, which complies with the following requirements:

    1. Agreement executed AFTER the tenancy has begun and the tenant has moved in
    2. Specifies an email address where the landlord agrees to send and receive notifications
    3. Specifies an email address where the tenant agrees to send and receive notifications
    4. Allows either party to change their specified email address, or cancel electronic communications, with three days of advance notice
    5. Contains the following language:


    By signing this addendum, you agree to receive written notices from your landlord by e-mail. This may include important legal notices, including rent increase and tenancy termination notices. Failure to read or respond to a written notice could result in you losing your housing or being unaware of a change in rent. Signing this addendum is voluntary. Only agree to service of written notices electronically if you check your e-mail regularly.


    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.