Intro to due dates

Use due dates to keep track of important tasks and project deadlines.

If you use subtasks, you can turn on Remap Subtask Due Dates to have any changes to the parent task's due date automatically adjust due dates.

What you'll need

Set a task's due date

To set a due date for a task:
  1. Open a task.
  2. Click the Dates field at the top of the task. 
  3. Select your due date and time using the calendar modal or natural language.
    • Due dates and times are set to your local time zone by default. Due dates without a set time are technically due at 4 am in the task creator's local time zone.

Set a List's due date

To set a List due date:
  1. From List or Board view, select the List.
  2. Click the ellipsis ... icon next to the List name and select List Info.
  3. Select Set due date to set the due date for the entire List.
    Screenshot of the due date modal for a List.png

Edit due dates

Edit a due date at any time by clicking on it and using the dropdown to select a new date. To delete a due date, hover your mouse over the date and click the X icon.

On Calendar view, Gantt view, and Timeline view, you can drag and drop tasks to add or adjust due dates.

Set due date colors

The color of the due date will change based on if a task was closed on time or overdue:
  • No color: The task was due in the future.
  • Green: The task was completed on time.
  • Orange: The task is due today.
  • Red: The task is overdue.

Start dates

Give time estimates for tasks, and let your teammates know when work on a task should begin.

Time and date personalization

Personalize your ClickUp account to show your preferred time and date settings. 

Remap dates in templates

Keep the relative position of start and due dates in your tasks without manually updating them.

Remap subtask due dates

If you're creating a template from a task containing subtasks, you can remap due dates for these subtasks along with those of the parent task.

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