Q&A: Notice of sheriff’s sale

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From the North Vernon Plain Dealer and North Vernon Sun:

Q: How many times does the public notice advertisement for a sheriff’s sale (mortgage foreclosure) have to run in a newspaper before the sale?

A: IC 32-29-7-3 requires the sheriff to have the notice published once a week for three straight weeks in a newspaper published in his county.

The sheriff covers the cost of the publication with the proceeds of the sale, so the advertisement isn’t covered by the public notice advertising law (IC 5-3-1) restriction on what the newspaper can charge.

You are free to charge your normal rate for classified advertising.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.

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