For local government, public notice is often given by those seeking a liquor license, a rezoning or variance, or other minor approval which must be granted by a city council, county commission, or board of supervisors.
By private individuals or companies
U.S. broadcast stations are required to give public notice on the air that they are seeking a license renewal from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), or that they are ending analog TV service early during the digital television transition in the United States. Records of these public notices must often be kept in a station's public file.
Method of notice
One method of notice is publication of a public notice ad in a local newspaper of record. Public notice can also be given in other ways, including radio, television, and on the Internet. Some governments required publication in a newspaper, though there have been attempts among some politicians to eliminate the expense of publication by switching to electronic forms of notification.
- Constructive notice
- Substituted service
- UCC-1 financing statement
- Government, public or legal notices of South Africa
- Proposal to Stop Required Public-Hearing Notices in Papers Gets Shelved, a May 2009 article from Editor & Publisher
- House Bill 193: Electronic Notice of Public Hearings, from the website of the North Carolina General Assembly