- By mailing the eviction notice to you by certified mail with a return receipt;
- By giving the eviction notice to you personally; or
- By giving the eviction notice to someone over the age of 13 who lives in your home.
Your landlord cannot leave an eviction notice under your door. But if they do, you should still go to court if you get a summons. In court, tell the judge how you got the notice. If the judge believes you, the case should be dismissed.
The same is true with mailing an eviction notice by certified mail. If you can show the judge you didn't actually receive it, then the case should be dismissed.
If you refuse to accept the notice when your landlord tries to give it to you, the landlord can tell you what the notice is and leave it on the ground in front of your door. Also, if no one is living in the unit, your landlord can post the notice on the door of the apartment or house.