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Why Public Notices
Public Notices & You
Public Notices and Legal Ads contain activities and events that impact citizens' lives because of governmental actions or requirements.
They include such important actions as government hearings and meetings; zoning, annexation and land use changes; election notices; municipal budgets, taxes and special assessment information; requests for bids on government construction and service contracts; permit and licensing applications, land and water use regulations; judicial and executive sales, disposal of foreclosed and abandoned property and many more. All of these actions affect you and your community.
The Florida Legislature has recognized the need and right of the public to be informed about these activities and events. As a result, public notices and legal ads are published in newspapers to effectively disseminate this important information throughout their communities while also providing historical preservation and easy public access.
With today's mobile society, however, many citizens have interests outside their local areas and a need to be informed of governmental activities on a broader scope. This is the reason FloridaPublicNotices.com was created. They enable individuals and businesses throughout the state -- and nation or world for that matter -- to be able to quickly and effectively search public notices and legal ads throughout Florida by means of a centralized database.
The impact of new law HB 937
A significant bill (HB937) affecting public notice has been signed into law. Click here to download a summary guide to the new law and how it affects Florida newspapers.