Missouri newspapers provide the citizens and the communities they serve with important information on topics ranging from abandoned property to zoological districts. Individuals, businesses and governmental entities often are required by law to publish certain information in newspapers qualified by statute to publish public notices.
It is important that the newspaper's staff members are familiar with the requirements outlined by state law. The Missouri Press Association provides an index which will help connect the person or group with the relevant state statute.
Once you know the statute number that affects the particular publication requirement, you can go to www.moga.mo.gov/ to find the specific wording and requirements of the law. Once there, click on MO STATUTES in the left column and click on STATUTE SEARCH.
If you have any questions about this guide, please contact the Missouri Press Association.
Also available is a series of Public Notice ads that help inform your readership as to the importance of keeping public notices in the newspaper.
Click the image to download the full-size, color pdf. Or click the link below each ad for a black and white version.
Here some new 2-column Public Notice ads with a Q&A theme. Click on the links below each ad to download the PDFs.
Missouri Press Association recently brought online a new web site that provides a searchable database of public notices that are published in Missouri newspapers. Maintained by GeoTel / NewzGroup in Columbia, the site can be accessed at www.mopublicnotices.com
Monday September 15th
Come by Lee Hills Hall at the Missouri School of Journalism this Thursday, Sept. 18 to check out Duane Dailey's "Missouri Mules and Men" exhibit. Link
Monday September 15th
MPA has assembled a panel of journalists and the superintendent of the Missouri Highway Patrol for a presentation on "The News from Ferguson, Missouri: What Lessons Can Be Learned?" as part of our annual convention program on Sept. 26 in Columbia. Link
Friday September 12th
The 148th Annual Convention is officially less than two weeks away! We're excited to see you there! Don't forget to RSVP and connect with other attendees: http://on.fb. Link