Take action on statements of ownership


Publishers, it’s time to file, publish, and copy to HSPA your U.S. Postal Service Statements of Ownership.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, and 3.

1. The deadline for filing your Periodicals Class Statement of Ownership, Form 3526, with the Post Office is Oct. 1.

You may obtain the necessary form from your local post office or from the U.S. Postal Service’s Web site, www.usps.com.

Click on forms, click on periodical forms, and then scroll down to Form PS3526.

2. The deadline for publishing your notice depends on your frequency of publication:

For dailies and newspapers published two or more times a week, the deadline is Oct. 10.

For weeklies, the deadline is Oct. 31.

3. While you have these forms at hand, please fax or email a copy to HSPA for use in verifying your circulation for HSPA membership eligibility, contest eligibility and HSPA directory information.

The fax number is (317) 624-4428, and email can be sent to yyeadon@hspa.com.

Remember: The publication requirement applies to all paid-circulation newspapers, regardless of whether you use independent carrier or postal delivery. This is a requirement to maintain your Periodicals mail permit from the U.S. Postal Service. Maintaining your periodicals permit is necessary to continue your eligibility to carry public notice advertising under Indiana law.

Another reminder: You now may count online circulation. There’s a page on the postal form where online circulation can be included, but don’t count online subscribers twice if they also subscribe to the print edition.