South Dakota Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: January 2, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A South Dakota eviction notice form is a legal demand for a tenant to comply with the terms of the rental agreement or else move out of the premises. South Dakota landlords may deliver an eviction notice because of unpaid rent, lease violations, or illegal activity on the rental property.

Types of South Dakota Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds Curable?
3 Day Notice To Quit Unpaid Rent Yes
Notice to Comply or Vacate Lease Violation Yes
3 Day Notice To Vacate Failure to Vacate No
30 Day Notice To Vacate No Lease No

South Dakota 3 Day Notice To Quit

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South Dakota 3 Day Notice To Quit evicts a tenant for nonpayment of rent. In South Dakota, a landlord can file this notice the day after rent is due, with no grace period for the tenant. The tenant must pay all past due rent or else move out within three (3) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends or holidays).

South Dakota Notice To Comply or Vacate

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A South Dakota Notice To Comply or Vacate demands correction of a lease violation that is “curable,” i.e., the tenant gets a chance to fix the situation rather than be evicted. A curable lease violation might include failure to maintain health and safety on the rental property, interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors, or refusal to allow lawful entry by the landlord.

The landlord has the choice of whether to allow the tenant an opportunity for corrective action. If the landlord decides not to let the tenant correct the situation, or the tenant refuses to take the necessary action, then the tenant must move out within the termination period specified.

South Dakota 3 Day Notice To Vacate

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A South Dakota 3 Day Notice To Vacate evicts tenants for “holding over” (failing to move out after the end of the lease, including for sale of the rental property). The tenant must move out within three (3) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends or holidays).

South Dakota 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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A South Dakota 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease as well as an expired lease or a situation with no lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination.

How To Write an Eviction Notice in South Dakota       

To help ensure the legal compliance of an eviction notice:

  1. Use the tenant’s full name and address
  2. Specify the lease violation as well as any balance due
  3. Specify the date of termination
  4. Print name and sign the notice, including the landlord’s address of record
  5. Note 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 Calculate Expiration Date in South Dakota

The “clock” for most eviction notice periods starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and begin court action as of June 30th, delivery of the eviction notice must be no later than May 31st. 

In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the notice period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. This is called the “next judicial day;” in other words, the next day a courthouse is open.

In South Dakota, an eviction notice period of fewer than eleven (11) days only counts judicial days.

How To Serve an Eviction Notice in South Dakota  

South Dakota landlords may deliver an eviction notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party (making at least two (2) attempts to deliver notice in person)
  2. Hand delivery to a person of suitable age who can accept the notice on behalf of the tenant, PLUS delivery by first class mail with certificate of mailing
  3. Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, PLUS delivery by first class mail with certificate of mailing

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

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