Help in fight to save public notices


HSPA thanks member newspapers who joined the association’s efforts to preserve public notice ad­ver­tising and appeals to those who haven’t yet signed on.

The board of directors is upgrading the statewide public notice website. To make the site a success for all newspapers, HSPA requests that members print a code –

hspaxlp – at the end of all public notices and upload PDF’s of newspaper pages to an FTP site.

For more information about the project, contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, at

Protect public notices

HSPA requests that member papers print a code – hspaxlp – with public notices.

When: Please start printing the code now.

Where: The code should go at the end of each public notice in at least 4 point font.

Why: The code will allow soft­ware to copy notices from newspaper PDF’s for posting online.

Upload your PDF’s

The HSPA Board of Directors asks mem­ber newspapers to upload PDF files of their pages to an FTP site in order to post public notices online.

For newspapers that haven’t started uploading their PDF’s, please send the following information for each paper in your group, if applicable, to Shawn Goldsby at

• Your newspaper name

• Your publication days

• Names of those who will upload the PDF’s

• Those individuals’ phone numbers and email addresses.

Direct questions about the project to Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, at or (317) 624-4427.