Public notice

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Public notice to "all persons that have left deeds for recording at the Recorders Office in Mercer County", Pennsylvania, July 4, 1807

Public notice is a notice given to the public regarding certain types of legal proceedings.

By government[edit]

Public notices are issued by a government agency or legislative body in certain rulemaking or lawmaking proceeding.

It is a requirement in most jurisdictions, in order to allow members of the public to make their opinions on proposals known before a rule or law is made.

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[edit]

Parties to some legal proceedings, such as foreclosures, probate, and estate actions are sometimes required to publish public notices.


Types of Public Notices in India:

India is a secular country which is for the people, by the people & the leaders are dedicated to the service of the people. In a country where the emphasis is so much on the public, the public notice ads is a very important ad in the newspaper.

In general terms public notice is some information which makes the public aware about something. These are usually given by either the company, government or any other entity. These notices can be of various lengths & can include text or images & sometimes even both. There are various reasons for which you may need to publish public notice ad in newspapers.

A few reasons could be

Making a property deal : When you are making a property deal, it involves more than 2 people & it’s a tedious task. Also it brings in legal matters & involvement of police, courts, etc. as sometimes there can be disputes while making a property deal as the cost of property is on the rise. So a public notice ad can help making the process more transparent.

Father / mother dies without making any nomination : These days with a lot of uncertainty in life, there is a possibility that there can be a death of our father/mother & they have not had a chance to make a nomination. In cases like these sometimes there can be a fight between brothers or relatives as they could be the legal heir but would not want to share the property. Rather than leading to any issues, it is better to go the Public Notice way so that everyone gets their part.

Dispute in the family due to property matters A dispute in the family due to property matters is not surprising due to property rates on rise & sometimes parents may want to make a nomination basis emotional judgement. Also there can be sometimes misunderstandings due to which there could be a dispute. A Public Notice ad in this case makes it fair & transparent to give out the decision.

Claim against legal heirs of the property There may-be times when someone would have been around the old people taking care of them, while their sons/daughters could be away earning. In cases like these, someone could take advantage of their emotional support & get the property taken in his name & the help could be for the sole reason of getting the property. In cases like these the legal heirs of the property can make a claim by going legal & publishing a public notice ad which can be presented in the court for the case to be registered.

C-Forms Lost (Public Notice Ads) H-Forms Lost (Public Notice Ads) Important documents like Society Shares or Equity Shares lost (Public Notice Ads)

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In communications[edit]

Public notices are sometimes required when seeking a new broadcast license from a national broadcasting authority, or a change to modification to an existing license.

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 to notify viewers of the station's purchase by another party. Records of these public notices must often be kept in a station's public file.

Method of notice[edit]

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.[1][2]

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