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
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
Thursday September 11th
MPA's 148th Annual Convention is right around the corner! Check out bonus reason #3 to attend our convention! It's Roots N Blues N BBQ weekend in Columbia and the Holiday Inn Executive Center is honoring our rate for those who'd like to stay over on Saturday night! http://rootsnbluesnbbq.com/ Link
Monday September 8th
Happy Monday! Don't forget to join us for our 148th Annual Convention and Trade Show. It's only a few weeks away! RSVP here: http://on. Link
Happy Friday! Missouri Press Association wishes everyone a lovely and safe weekend!
Friday September 5th