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.: 0000891093-97-000450 Act: 33 File No.: 033-32228 Film No.: 97543753
  • CIK: 0000857793
  • Submitted: 1997-02-26
  • Period of Report: 1996-12-31

PURSUANT TO RULE 24F-2 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, 1996


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 Instruction 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 amount of securities registered during the fiscal year other
   than pursuant to rule 24f-2:       

      -0-      


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

      -0-      $ -0-


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

      -0-      $ -0-


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-      

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
12.      Calculation of registration fee:                                                                                          
<S>      <C>                                                                                                          <C>          
(i)      Aggregate sale price of securities sold during the fiscal year in reliance on rule 24f-2 (from Item 10):     $         -0-
                                                                                                                      -------------
(ii)     Aggregate price of shares issued in connection with dividend reinvestment plans (from Item 11, if                         
         applicable):                                                                                                 +         -0-
                                                                                                                      -------------
(iii)    Aggregate price of shares redeemed or repurchased during the fiscal year (if applicable):                    -   2,784,518
                                                                                                                      -------------
(iv)     Aggregate price of shares redeemed or repurchased and previously applied as a reduction to filing fees                    
         pursuant to rule 24e-2 (if applicable):                                                                      +         -0-
                                                                                                                      -------------
(v)      Net aggregate price of securities sold and issued during the fiscal year in reliance on rule 24f-2 [line                  
         (i), plus line (ii), less line (iii), plus line (iv)] (if applicable):                                                 -0-
                                                                                                                      -------------
(vi)     Multiplier prescribed by Section 6(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 or other applicable law or regulation                 
         (see Instruction C.6):                                                                                       /        3300
                                                                                                                      -------------
(vii)    Fee due [line (i) or line (v) multiplied by line (vi)]:                                                      $         -0-
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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.                                                                            
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</TABLE>

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:   February 24, 1997


                              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
                               Sandra A. Waterworth
                               Vice President


Date: February 26, 1997


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

                           CHAPMAN AND CUTLER
                         111 West Monroe Street
                        Chicago, Illinois  60603
                                    
                                    
                            February 26, 1997
                                    
                                    
                                    
Van Kampen American Capital Distributors, Inc.
One Parkview Plaza
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois  60181
     
     
     Re:   Van Kampen Merritt Utility Income Trust, Series 3
                              (the "Trust")

Gentlemen:
     
     We   have   served  as  counsel  for  Van  Kampen  American  Capital
Distributors, Inc. ("Van Kampen"), as Sponsor and Depositor of the  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  Securities  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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