Notices Law and Legal Definition

Notices in a broad legal sense, are used to communicate rights and responsibilities to an interested party. Legal notices take a wide variety of forms. For example, in some cases they are printed information containing terms and conditions regarding the use of a product or service that the user is deemed to accept by use of the same. Many notices are communicated for due process reasons, in order to give the noticed party an opportunity to exercise their rights prior to action being taken.

Legal notice advertising is also placed with newspaper publishers by attorneys, government agency representatives and others to enable advertisers to communicate their information to a broader audience. Such notices contain information about public hearings, court actions, bids and proposals, foreclosures, unclaimed property, liens, zoning notices, and much more. Some legal notices are required to be published by court order, which sets forth requirements for circulation rates of the publication and duration of the notice's publication.