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, enter the statute you are searching for in the search form and click on 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
Thursday July 21st
Two newspaper journalists – from the Hannibal Courier-Post and The Odessan -- have been selected to receive the 2016 William E. James/Missouri Outstanding Young Journalist awards from the Missouri Press Association. Link
Wednesday July 20th
Educate voters with NIE series on elections! MPA's Vote Missouri series will help educate readers, young and older, about voting in Missouri, the electoral college, and the elected offices of: senator, representative, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer. The series is available at no cost thanks to our partnership with The Missouri Bar. Link
Tuesday July 19th
There’s still time to register for July 29 Ozark Press Association meeting! http://mopress.com/_lib/files/OzarkPress2016Revised2. Link