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Jan. 24, 2012
State Public Notice Website Targeted for February Launch

Beginning in early February, courts, judges or clerks required by the Ohio Revised Code to publish public notices multiple times in a newspaper will be able to turn to a free statewide website as an alternative.

The most recent state budget bill charged the state’s Office of Information Technology with creating a state public notice website.

New Ohio Revised Code section 7.16 allows a state agency or political subdivision, after initially publishing the notice in full in a general circulation newspaper, to subsequently publish an “abbreviated” notice in the newspaper if the notice directs the public to the full notice on the state public notice website. Supreme Court staff has identified about a dozen instances in statute that require multiple notices by courts, judges or clerks.

View a list of statutory references.

The OIT notes that users will need to register with the Ohio Business Gateway and establish an online account to use the state public notice website. OIT launched an informational version of the state public notice website on Jan. 18. Go to http://publicnotice.ohio.gov/index.stm to access the site.

The Ohio Judicial Conference will provide further guidance via an article in an upcoming issue of For the Record, its quarterly newsletter.

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