Utah 5 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: January 31, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

Utah 5 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to terminate a tenancy at will, such as an unauthorized occupant residing in the rental unit. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least five (5) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use a Utah 5 Day Notice To Vacate

A Utah 5 Day Notice To Vacate terminates the following types of tenancy:

  • Expired lease without option to renew
  • Tenancies with neither an oral or written rental agreement
  • Tenancies at will (i.e., unauthorized occupancies, such as a guest who won’t leave the premises or an unauthorized resident of a rental unit)

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 5 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. 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 a Utah 5 Day Notice To Vacate

Utah landlords and tenants 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.