Form 497J VAN KAMPEN MERRITT UTILITY INCOME TRUST SERIES 3

Certification of no change in definitive materials

What is Form 497J?
  • Accession No.: 0000891093-97-000766 Act: 33 File No.: 033-32228 Film No.: 97588163
  • CIK: 0000857793
  • Submitted: 1997-04-28

PURSUANT TO RULE 485(B) TXT

                                                                   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.
                                      
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