Certification of no change in definitive materialsWhat is Form 497J?
April 28, 1997 Securities and Exchange Commission 450 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20549-1004 Attn: Filing Desk - Stop 1-4 Re: Van Kampen Merritt Utility Income Trust, Series 3 File No. 33-32228 CIK #857793 Ladies/Gentlemen: In accordance with the provisions of Rule 497(j) of Regulation C under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") this letter serves to certify that the most recent amendment to the Post-Effective of the subject Registration Statement on Form S-6 for the above captioned Trust does not differ from that which would have been filed pursuant to Rule 497(b) of the Securities Act. Amendment No. 11 to the Post- Effective, which was the most recent amendment to the Post-Effective of the Registration Statement, was filed electronically with the Commission on April 24, 1997. Very truly yours, Van Kampen American Capital Distributors, Inc.