Statement of ownership renewal time


Time to file, publish, copy to HSPA your USPS Statements of Ownership

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 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 United States Postal Service’s Web site ( 

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

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

B. 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

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 USPS. Maintaining your periodicals permit is necessary to continue your eligibility to carry public notice advertising under Indiana Law.