Place a legal notice in The Almanac

Legal advertising in San Mateo County

Legal notices published in a local newspaper are required for such transactions as Fictitious Business Name, Notice of Probate Hearing, Legal Summons and Name Change. The Almanac is an adjudicated paper of record for San Mateo County and meets the requirements to publish set by the county clerk.

How do The Almanac legal notices work?

Our self-serve advertising system makes it fast and easy to create and submit your legal notice using our questionnaire tailored to the specific type of ad and requirements of the county courts.

Step 1. Click below to upload your ad through our secure portal.
Step 2. Proof your ad and make any changes you want.
Step 3. Create an account so you can receive your proof of publication with affidavit electronically.
Step 4. Receive an invoice by email that you can pay by credit card.

You're done! Once we submit proof of publication to the county clerk and receive the stamped affidavit it will be sent to you immediately.

Bienvenido a The Almanac centro de avisos (anuncios) legales. Usted puede usar nuestro sistema de nuestro socio de Columnas para poner su anuncio de negocios (FBN) y otros anuncios legales.

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Types of Legal Notice

  • Fictitious Business Name
  • Abandonment of Fictitious Business Name
  • Name Change
  • Partnership Withdrawal or Dissolution
  • Petition to Administer Estate - Probate Hearing
  • Notice of Bulk Sale
  • Legal Summons
  • Trustee Sale

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our self-serve system will ask you for the specific type of ad (e.g. Fictitious Business Name) and then tailor subsequent questions to that ad type. You have the option of uploading your original court document or inputting the required information via questionnaire.

Our system knows how many times each type of ad must appear in the newspaper and you will have the option to select when publication begins.

Prices vary by notice type.

All legal notices will appear in the print newspaper edition published each Friday and on our digital legal notices page on our website. The number of print publication dates is specific to various notice types (e.g. Fictitious Business Names must be published in four consecutive issues).

We will send an affidavit and proof of publication to the county clerk and answer any questions the clerk has. Once we receive the court-stamped affidavit back we will email it to you. You can also opt to receive a copy by postal mail.

After you upload and review your ad, you will receive an invoice via email. Payment must be made by credit card prior to the first date of publication or the ad may be held.