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
Monday April 20th
Congratulations to the photo staff at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch & STLtoday. Link
Monday April 20th
Don't forget to register for the Southeast Missouri Press Association regional meeting in Cape Girardeau on July 16! Link
Friday April 17th
MPA is excited to partner with the Missouri School of Journalism students! — "Bentley specifically chose non-daily newspapers for the project, noting that most of his students are from St. Louis, Chicago and other major cities. Link