Public Notices

The WNA is proud to host, an important tool that enhances public notice in the state and helps keep residents informed.

  • Download the step-by-step user guide to, which walks users through searching by keyword, date range, city or publication.

Promoting public notices

To help further the site’s statewide presence, the WNA Board of Directors recommends that each newspaper publisher contributes to the promotion of

» Download print and digital ads, editorials and other resources.

Public Notice Resource Center

The Public Notice Resource Center was established in 2003 by the American Court and Commercial Newspapers. It aims to educate the public about their “right to know” and the role of notices. The WNA is a member of the PNRC.

Newspaper Certification

Newspapers that publish legal notices can find certification forms and other certification information on the Wisconsin VendorNet site at Newspaper Rates for Publication of Legal Notices.

Public Notice Guide

The WNA’s 2017 guide on the current state of public notices in Wisconsin, including a historical and current perspective on saving notices and 10 sales and promotion suggestions.

Public Notice Law

Chapter 985 of the Wisconsin State Statutes outlines the publication of legal notices in newspapers and associated fees.