Public Notice Instructions

Instructions for submitting Public Notices to The Dalles Chronicle

Public Notices may be submitted by email to:

Please include the specific date(s) your public notice needs to run.

The Dalles Chronicle publishes weekdays Tuesday through Friday and on Sundays (except New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Please include your contact information for any content or billing questions.

Deadlines for Public Notices

Legal notices must be submitted 48 hours prior to publication date.

Format for Public Notice Submissions:

Word Document: (Notice to Interested Persons, Call for Bids, Meeting Notice, Foreclosure Notice, etc).

It is not necessary to make a PDF of your word document, because the text needs to be formatted by The Dalles Chronicle for publishing in the newspaper. Note: If you are using an older word processing program, like WordPerfect, or a MAC/OS platform, there may be compatibility issues. A convenient work-around is to just copy and paste the Public Notice text into the body of the email.

Excel Document (Budget Forms, LB-1, LB-2, LB-3, ED-1, etc).

The Dalles Chronicle can process your original Excel file into a high-resolution PDF, which is needed for publishing in the newspaper. If your office can make a high-resolution PDF of your Budget Form (the PDF must have embedded fonts) you could send those instead.

Technical notes: A high-resolution PDF will give you the best printing/readability quality for publishing in the newspaper. If a document is printed out onto paper and then scanned back into the computer to send as a PDF, that PDF is actually a lower-quality “graphic” of the document, and the font/text is not selectable as text anymore.

Publishing Public Notices

The Dalles Chronicle publishes Public Notices in the newspaper as Helvetica (Narrow) 8 point text, in a justified column that is 1.583” wide. Each Public Notice is assigned a tracking number that is published along with the publishing date(s), after each Public Notice.

Budget Forms are published in a 3-column format, that is five inches (5”) wide. Depth depends on the length of the budget form.

Public Notices are also uploaded to, which is linked to The Dalles Chronicle Website You can find this link under the News tab – Public Notices. Public Notice Oregon is a searchable database of Oregon newspapers.

Billing for Public Notices

Public Notices are billed by the column-inch.

Please email or call 541-296-2141 with any questions on Public Notice advertising in The Dalles Chronicle.

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Rev. 9-15-17

Public Notice Law

Public notices inform citizens of the everyday activities of government. From government spending to developing new policies, it is important for people to be informed of actions taken by public officials that affect citizens’ everyday lives.

Public Notices are essential to a democracy and an informed citizenry. Without Public Notices, citizens cannot properly and adequately make informed decisions.

While the Internet is a great resource for information, public notices have been and remain most effective in newspapers. Newspapers are the watchdogs of their local communities and can most effectively monitor the actions of their respective local governments. This not only allows local residents to be informed but it also forces local public officials to be held accountable. Additionally, Notices in newspapers are permanent records that cannot be altered or deleted. They are also more accessible as anyone can have access to a newspaper as opposed to the internet.

In Oregon, legislators have long recognized the importance of maintaining an accountable and transparent government by requiring the publication of Public Notices in newspapers. In order to expand and enhance public access to such Public Notices, the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association has established this Public Notice Database on a centralized web site maintained under a joint agreement with ONPA member newspapers. This is to be done at no additional cost to any government entity. This site,, is maintained by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, which represents approximately 85 Oregon newspapers as well as associate and collegiate members.

Oregon’s Public Notice law is found in Chapter 193 of the Oregon Revised Statutes.


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