About Public Notices
The Idaho Business Review publishes legal notice in Ada
What Are Public Notices?
A public notice is information informing citizens of
government or government-related activities that may affect the citizens' everyday
lives. Public notices are required by law to be published in a newspaper meeting
specific legal criteria in regards to their circulation and distribution.
Purpose: To inform
the public regarding legal actions and provide the opportunity to object to
conflicts of interest, step forward if they have a claim against an estate or
business in default, or to otherwise protect their interest in the matter.
Example: Probate, adoption, orders for
protection, harassment hearings and real estate notices.
Citizens are often the best watchdogs of a government. Citizens have repeatedly
used public notices to discover fraud and waste by government officials Ð and
to find financial opportunities for themselves.
Real Estate Notices
You Need To Know: Real estate notices occur when the borrower fails to
make the agreed upon payments and the lender finds it necessary to seize and sell
the property for repayment of the loan.
At this point, the lender and/or trustee sends the borrower a Notice of Trustee's
Sale. This Notice of Trustee's Sale must be printed in the newspaper once a week
for a 4-week period before the public auction can be held. The Notice of Trustee's
Sale must contain the borrower and lender(s) name, the original loan amount and
current amount of default, the date of the mortgage, description of the property,
time, place and date of the real estate sale. At any time, after the four-week
initial run has completed, a postponement may occur, delaying or possibly ending
the foreclosure process.
If a real estate notice runs the full four-week cycle, then the public auction will
take place and the property will be sold to the highest bidder. This individual
will receive the certificate of sale, which includes the amount of the sale and the
amount left unpaid on the loan.
Searching Public Notices Online
simply chose the category you are interested in searching. You can easily narrow or
expand your search. You may also search for the notice by the identification number
listed in your paper copy. Refer to the FAQs if you need more information.
Public Notice Advertising: Since our
country was founded, laws have existed requiring that citizens be given access to
information regarding government activities. Public notices in newspapers continue
to provide that accessibility and new electronic forms of public notice are now
making it easier for all of us to be well-informed citizens.
For rates and more information about placing a legal notice with the Idaho Business
Review please contact Chris Smith at (208) 336-3768 or email