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.: 0000891093-97-001505 Act: 33 File No.: 033-32228 Film No.: 97700322
  • CIK: 0000857793
  • Submitted: 1997-10-24
  • Period of Report: 1997-09-01

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. 

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1.      Name and address of issuer:                                                                                                
        Van Kampen Merritt Utility Income Trust, Series 3 One Parkview Plaza Oakbrook Terrace, IL  60181                           
        The name of each series or class of securities for which this Form is filed (If the Form is being filed for all series     
2.      and classes of securities of the issuer, check the box but do not list the series or classes):                             
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        Van Kampen Merritt Utility Income Trust, Series 3                                                                          
3.      Investment Company Act File Number:  811-2754                                                                              
        Securities Act File Number:  33-3228                                                                                       
4(a).   Last day of fiscal year for which this Form is filed:  September 1, 1997                                                   
        Check box if this Form is being filed late (i.e., more than 90 calendar days after the end of the issuer's fiscal year).   
4(b).   (See Instruction A.2)                                                                                                      
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        Note:  If the Form is being filed late, interest must be paid on the registration fee due.                                 
4(c).   Check box if this is the last time the issuer will be filing this Form                                                     
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5.       Calculation of registration fee:                                                                                          
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(i)      Aggregate sale price of securities sold during the fiscal year in reliance on rule 24(f):                $    0           
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(ii)     Aggregate price of securities redeemed or repurchased during the fiscal year:                            $    2,843,113   
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         Aggregate price of securities redeemed or repurchased during any prior fiscal year ending no earlier                      
         than October 11, 1995 that were not previously used to reduce registration fees payable to the                            
(iii)    Commission:                                                                                              $    0           
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(iv)     Total available redemption credits [add Items 5 (ii) and 5 (iii):                                        -$   2,843,113   
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(v)      Net sales -- if Item 5 (i) is greater than Item 5 (iv) [subtract Item 5 (iv) from Item 5 (i)]:           $    0           
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         Redemption credits available for use in future years -- if Item 5 (i) is less than Item 5 (iv) [subtract                  
(vi)     Item 5 (iv) from Item 5 (i)]:                                                                            $    0           
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(vii)    Multiplier for determining registration fee (See Instruction c.9):                                       x    .000295     
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(viii)   Registration fee due [multiply Item 5 (v) by Item 5 (vii)] (enter "0" if no fee is due):                 =$   0           
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6.       Prepaid Shares                                                                                                            
         If the response to 5 (i) was determined by deducting an amount of securities that were registered under                   
         the Securities Act of 1933 pursuant to rule 24e-2 as in effect before [effective date of rescissions of                   
         rule 243-2], then report the amount of securities (number of shares or other units) deducted here:  0.                    
         If there is a number of shares or other units that were registered pursuant to rule 24e-2 remaining                       
         unsold at the end of the fiscal year for which this form is filed that are available for use by the                       
         issuer in future fiscal years, then state that number here:  0.                                                           
         Interest due -- if this Form is being filed more than 90 days after the end of the issuer's fiscal year 
                  
7.       (See Instruction D):                                                                                     +$   0           
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8.       Total of the amount of the registration fee due plus any interest due [line 5 (viii) plus line 7)]:      =$   0           
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9.       Date the registration fee and any interest payment was sent to the Commission's lockbox depository:                       
         Method of Delivery:                                                                                                       
         [     ]  Wire Transfer [     ]  Mail or other means    
                                                                   
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/________________________________________________________________________________
         Date:  _______________

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