Public Notice Law and Legal Definition

Public notice is notice to the public or persons affected. Public notices are usually published in newspapers. Government agencies or legislative bodies are required to make public notices in certain rulemaking proceedings. The purpose of issuing a public notice is to allow members of the public to make their opinion on proposals before making a bill to a rule.

Sometimes parties to legal proceedings, such as foreclosures, probate, and estate actions are also required to publish public notices.