Form 24F-2NT VAN KAMPEN MERRITT UTILITY INCOME TRUST SERIES 3

Rule 24F-2 notice filed on Form 24F-2

What is Form 24F-2NT?
  • Accession No.: 0000891093-96-000329 Act: 33 File No.: 033-32228 Film No.: 96521171
  • CIK: 0000857793
  • Submitted: 1996-02-15
  • Period of Report: 1995-12-31

PERSUANT TO RULE 24-F2 TXT

                                                         U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                          Washington, D.C. 20549 

                               FORM 24F-2 
                   Annual Notice of Securities Sold 
                          Pursuant to Rule 24f-2 



Read instructions at end of Form before preparing Form. 

Please print or type. 

1. Name and address of issuer: Van Kampen Merritt Utility Income Trust,
                               Series 3
                               One Parkview Plaza
                               Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181



2. Name of each series or class of funds for which this notice is filed: 

   Van Kampen Merritt Utility Income Trust, Series 3

3. Investment Company Act File Number:   811-2754                            
   Securities Act File Number: 33-32228

4. Last day of fiscal year for which this notice is filed:  December 31, 1995

5. Check box if this notice is being filed more than 180 days after the close
   of the issuer's fiscal year for purposes of reporting securities sold
   after the close of the fiscal year but before termination of the issuer's
   24f-2 declaration:     [    ] 

6. Date of termination of issuer's declaration under rule 24f-2(a)(1), if
   applicable (see Insruction A.6): 

7. Number and amount of securities of the same class or series which had been
   registered under the Securities Act of 1933 other than pursuant to rule 
   24f-2 in a prior fiscal year, but which remained unsold at the
   beginning of the fiscal year:   0

8. Number and aggregate sale price of securities sold during the fiscal
   year: 0

9. Number and aggregate sale price of securities sold during the fiscal year:

   119,984     $2,776,430

10. Number and aggregate sale price of securities issued during the fiscal
    year in reliance upon registration pursuant to rule 24f-2:

    119,984     $2,776,430

11. Number and aggregate sale price of securities issued during the fiscal
    year in connection with dividend reinvestment plans, if applicable (see
    Instruction B.7):  0

    

 



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12.      Calculation of registration fee;                                                                                        
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(i)      Aggregate sale price of securities sold during the fiscal year in reliance on rule 24f-2 (from Item 10):    $   $2,776,430
         Aggregate price of shares issued in connection with dividend reinvestment plans (from Item 11, if                         
(ii)     applicable):                                                                                                +            0
(iii)    Aggregate price of shares redeemed or repurchased during the fiscal year (if applicable):                   -    2,273,373
          Aggregate price of shares redeemed or repurchased and previously applied as a reduction to filing fees                   
(iv)     pursuant to rule 24e-2 (if applicable):                                                                     +            0
          Net aggregate price of securities sold and issued during the fiscal year in reliance on rule 24f-2 [line                 
(v)      (i), plus line (ii), less line (iii), plus line (iv)] (if applicable):                                             503,057
         Multiplier prescribed by Section 6(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 or other applicable law or regulation                 
(vi)     (see Instruction C.6):                                                                                      x       1/2900
(vii)    Fee due [line (i) or line (v) multiplied by line (vi)]:                                                                173
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   Instruction: Issuers should complete lines (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) only
if the form is being filed within 60 days after the close of the issuer's
fiscal year. See Instruction C.3. 




13. Check box if fees are being remitted to the Commission's lockbox
depository as described in section 3a of the Commission's Rules of Informal
and Other Procedures (17 CFR 202.3a).    [ x ] 



Date of mailing or wire transfer of filing fees to the Commission's lockbox
depository:







SIGNATURES 

This report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the
issuer and in the capacities and on the dates indicated. 

 

By (Signature and Title)  /s/* 

                                   Sandra A. Waterworth - Vice President 


Date:



 *Please print the name and title of the signing officer below the
signature.   

                           Chapman and Cutler
                         111 West Monroe Street
                        Chicago, Illinois  60603
                                    
                                    
                            February 13, 1996
                                    
                                    
                                    
Van Kampen American Capital Distributors, Inc.
One Parkview Plaza
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois  60181
     
     
     Re: Van Kampen Merritt Utility Income Trust, Series 3

Gentlemen:
     
     We   have   served  as  counsel  for  Van  Kampen  American  Capital
Distributors, Inc. ("Van Kampen"), as Sponsor and Depositor  of  the Van
Kampen Merritt Utility Income Trust in connection with the
preparation,  execution and delivery of a Trust Indenture  and  Agreement
for  the above-captioned series of which Van Kampen is Depositor and Bank
of  New York is Trustee, pursuant to which the Depositor has delivered to
and  deposited  Bonds  listed in Schedule A to the  Trust  Indenture  and
Agreement  with the Trustee and pursuant to which the Trustee has  issued
to  or  on  the  order  of  the Depositor a certificate  or  certificates
representing  an  aggregate  number  of  Units  of  fractional  undivided
interest in and ownership of the Trust created under said Trust Indenture
and Agreement.
     
     In connection therewith, we have examined such pertinent records and
documents  and  matters of law as we have deemed necessary  in  order  to
enable us to express the opinions hereinafter set forth.
     
     Based   upon  the  foregoing,  we  are  of  the  opinion  that   the
certificates  evidencing  the Units in the  Trust  constitute  valid  and
binding obligations of the Trust in accordance with the terms thereof.
                                    
                                    Very truly yours,
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                    CHAPMAN AND CUTLER
MJK/cjw
                                      
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