Public Notice Standards & Best Practices

The protection of public notices is a priority of the OPA. In addition to the Legal Notice Guide, we now have a document listing almost 50 standards and best practices by which to handle public notices. Copies were mailed to publishers this week, so we recommend reviewing and comparing them to your current methods. Affidavit templates are also available to download. Staff members that schedule notices should strive to give news tips to reporters based on the content of certain notices, then articles should reference the public notice as your source (see examples of a few topics).

If you need one or more additional copies of the Standards and Best practices document, or have questions about handling public notices, contact Lisa Sutliff at, 1-888-815-2672 or 405-499-0026.