Utah 3 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: January 31, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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Utah 3 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for committing substantial property damage, possessing controlled substances, or threatening violence. The tenant is not given an opportunity to take corrective action, and must move out within three (3) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a Utah 3 Day Notice To Vacate

A Utah 3 Day Notice To Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:

  • Substantial negligent or intentional property damage
  • Possession, sale, or distribution of controlled substances
  • Criminal acts
  • Involvement in gang activity
  • Threats or acts of violence against another person
  • Any other unlawful act that results in a felony charge

Some types of Utah 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 Utah 3 Day Notice To 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
  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 Utah 3 Day Notice To Vacate

Utah landlords may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person of suitable age who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party, if the other party is unavailable
  3. Posting at a conspicuous place on the property, if there is no one of suitable age to accept the notice on behalf of the other party
  4. Delivery by registered or certified mail

Mailed notice begins the notice period as of the time of mailing.

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.