VPA launches statewide public notice website

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Virginians now have a way to find and read public notices from anywhere in Virginia through a new statewide public notice website which was launched by the Virginia Press Association on May 8.

The free website, www.publicnoticevirginia.com, is keyword searchable and will provide access to all local, state and federal government public notices. This includes notices for public meetings, zoning permits, government contracts, court hearings, unclaimed property, foreclosures and other government, business and judicial information.

“Right now, public notices are published only in the area they impact,” said Betsy Edwards, executive director of the Virginia Press Association.  “But the new website will allow someone to quickly and easily look at public notices in another part of the state or to set up a statewide search to find all of the public notices on a particular topic.”

“Virginia’s newspapers are excited to be able to offer the public a way to stay better informed about what is going on in local, state and federal government,” said Edwards.