Terms and Conditions of Legal Advertising in The Champion Newspaper
General cost for legal notices is $15 per 100 words (or any part thereof) per insertion. For exact cost quotes, contact the legal advertising department. Certain categories of legal advertising notices have specific costs set by the State of Georgia. Notices of convictions are a flat rate of $25. Notices of corporations are a flat rate of $40 for two insertions.
Based on name change forms provided by DeKalb County Superior Court the typical cost is $60; however, multiple names may exceed the maximum word count and additional charges may be incurred. The newspaper will notify the appropriate person if the maximum word count has been exceeded. Affidavit fee is $20.
Legal advertising notices require pre-payment unless client has an established account in good standing with ACE III Communications. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, credit card, money orders or checks. Check funds will be verified prior to publishing; typical funds verification period varies depending on the bank(s) involved. Please submit money orders in the correct amount and endorsed to The Champion Newspaper to be ensured of timely publication of legal notices.
Any legal notices that exceed the base cost due to the number of words will not be published until additional payment is received by the publisher. The newspaper will notify the appropriate person if the maximum word count has been exceeded. Charges will be made at the time of publication. Any refunds or additional charges incurred due to cancellations or modifications will be applied at the end of the publication period.
**NOTE: Should ad cost decrease or increase due to modification or cancellation, the amount will be refunded to your card at the end of the originally requested publication schedule.
When submitting legal notices in-person, via, fax or email please specify number of times notice should be published. Please verify that all notices submitted for publication have correct contact information including address and telephone number. If legal notice publishing requests are handwritten, please print legibly. Any person or firm placing a legal notice in The Champion newspaper accepts the responsibility of reading the first publishing of such notice to verify accuracy and shall notify The Champion of any required revisions before 3 p.m. on the Friday following the first publication.
*****NOTICE OF NEW LEGAL ADVERTISING FEES*****
As of June 1, 2013 affidavits will no longer be provided free of charge. Additional requested services will charged based on the following fee structure.
PUBLISHER’S AFFIDAVIT: $20. REPLACEMENT INVOICES, TEARSHEETS OR AFFIDAVITS (Note: Initial tearsheets and invoices will be sent immediately following the first date of publication at no cost.) Within 30 days of final publishing date: $50; 30-90 days of final publishing date: $75; 90-365 days of final publishing date: $100; 365 days plus from final publishing date will be on an as available basis and a cost estimate will be provided on request. ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED REPLACEMENT INVOICES, TEARSHEETS OR AFFIDAVITS: $10 per page, not to exceed $250 per request
Note: Initial hardcopy tearsheets and invoices will be sent immediately following the first date of publication at no cost.
CANCELLATION FEES: No charge for cancellations received prior to deadline for first insertion; after one week: 50% of total fee; after two weeks: 75% of total fee; after three weeks: 90% of total fee. ADDITIONAL TEARSHEETS: $5