2015 Iowa Code
TITLE XV - JUDICIAL BRANCH AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURES
SUBTITLE 5 - SPECIAL ACTIONS
CHAPTER 648 - FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER
Section 648.3 - Notice to quit.


1.  Before action can be brought under any ground specified in section 648.1, except section 648.1, subsection 1, three days’ notice to quit must be given to the defendant in writing. However, a landlord who has given a tenant three days’ notice to pay rent and has terminated the tenancy as provided in section 562A.27, subsection 2, or section 562B.25, subsection 2, if the tenant is renting the manufactured or mobile home or the land from the landlord, may commence the action without giving a three-day notice to quit.

2.  A notice to quit required under subsection 1 shall be served on the defendant according to one or more of the following methods:

a.  Delivery evidenced by an acknowledgment of delivery that is signed and dated by a resident of the premises who is at least eighteen years of age. Delivery under this paragraph shall be deemed to provide notice to the defendant.

b.  Personal service pursuant to rule of civil procedure 1.305, Iowa court rules, for the personal service of original notice.

c.  Posting on the primary entrance door of the premises and mailing by both regular mail and certified mail, as defined in section 618.15, to the address of the premises or to the defendant’s last known address, if different from the address of the premises. A notice posted according to this paragraph shall be posted within the applicable time period for serving notice and shall include the date the notice was posted.

3.  A notice to quit served by mail under this section is deemed completed four days after the notice is deposited in the mail and postmarked for delivery, whether or not the recipient signs a receipt for the notice.

[C51, §2365; R60, §3955; C73, §3614; C97, §4210; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §12265; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, §648.3; 1981 Acts, ch 183, §2]

84 Acts, ch 1054, §1, 2001 Acts, ch 153, §15, 2001 Acts, ch 176, §80, 2010 Acts, ch 1017, §8, 11, 2013 Acts, ch 30, §165
Referred to in 562A.27A, 562A.29A, 562B.25A, 562B.27A
Owner, landlord and tenant provisions, chapters 562, 562A, 562B

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