Submitting a Legal Notice to The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe has created this site to explain how to place a legal notice, the publication deadlines, and other pertinent details.

Publication Deadlines:

The DEADLINE for submitting a legal notice is 4:30 p.m. two days prior to publication. For example, the deadline for Wednesday publication is 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

We review legal notices Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ��

Deadlines may be changed on holidays. Please check The Boston Globe newspaper for holiday deadline information or call us at 617-929-1500.

We encourage you to submit your legal notice as early as possible.


Q. How do I publish a legal notice in The Boston Globe?

You may place a legal notice in The Boston Globe yourself by using our self-service application at; or, a copy of the legal notice may be emailed to us at


Q. Where do legal notices placed with the Boston Globe appear?

Legal notices placed with The Boston Globe appear in both the newspaper and on To locate legal notices online please visit and then click on �View & Search Notices� in the upper navigation.


Q. Will the legal notice I send you publish on

Yes, all legal notices appearing in The Boston Globe also publish on Legal Notices appear online the same day they are published in the newspaper.


Q. How long will the legal notice appear on

Legal notices appear on for 30 days.


Q. How do I search for a legal notice online?

The Boston Globe legal notices appear online at and then click on �View & Search Notices� in the upper navigation. Search functionality is provided to search for a legal notice by town, state, or date range.


Q. Am I able to search for a legal notice after it publishes in the newspaper?

Yes, you will be able to search for the legal notice on for up to 30 days after publication in the newspaper.


Q. Where is the legal notice going to appear in print and on

The legal notice will appear on the main page(s) of the legal notice section on the scheduled publication date(s) in The Boston Globe newspaper, and on for 30 days.


Q. How frequently are legal notices updated on

Legal notices are updated daily on


Q. What is

The Boston Globe partners with, the largest provider of online legal and public notices, to facilitate dissemination of legal and public notices nationwide. The reader will be able to access legal notices through but also have access to the full national site.


Q. What if I need to make a change to a legal notice prior to publication?

If you need to change a legal notice prior to the notice appearing in the newspaper, using the self-service application, simply log into your account and make the appropriate changes and resubmit the legal notice.


Q. Whom do I call if there is a change or error in the legal notice after publication?

If you need to change a legal notice after it appears in the newspaper, please call a representative at 617-929-1500. You may also email a representative at


Q. Will you bill me for the cost of the legal notice?

If you have an established account with The Boston Globe we will bill you. If you do not have an established account, you must prepay using a credit card prior to checkout.


Q. How can I get an account with The Boston Globe?

You may request an account with The Boston Globe by calling 617-929-1500 and speaking to one of our legal notice representatives.


Q. Who can I contact if I have further questions?

You may contact us using the information below:


Phone: 617-929-1500






Self Service Frequently Asked Questions:


Q. Can I work on my legal notice and save it without submitting it?

Yes, you may build the notice and save it for later. You will be prompted to create an account so you can log in at a later date and finish and submit the notice.


Q. Is the preview an accurate representation of how the notice will look in the newspaper?

Yes, what you see is what you will get in the newspaper. The preview that is provided of your completed legal notice is how it will appear in the newspaper. Take this opportunity to ensure the spelling, grammar, and wording is how you wish to see it in the newspaper and on


Q. What if I miss the deadline for a publication?

Unfortunately, you will need to choose the next available date. If the date is unavailable on your screen, the deadline has passed.


Q. How will I know how much the legal notice will cost?

As you create the legal notice, our easy to use self service tool will automatically calculate the cost.


Q. How will I know if the newspaper receives my notice?

You will receive a confirmation email once the order is reviewed by a Boston Globe legal notice representative and approved for publication.


Q. What if I notice a mistake in my legal notice after submitting it?

You may make changes to your legal notice at any point prior to the deadline for the publication date. Simply log into your account, locate your legal notice, and modify the legal notice. If you are paying by credit card and you change the cost of the legal notice, you will be credited/charged the correct amount.


Q. Will the legal notice go online?

Yes, it will be sent to on the date it publishes in the newspaper.


Q. I see additional white space between the text boxes. How do I remove it?

This is usually an extra �return� that was done when the original text was typed or copied. It can easily be removed by placing your cursor after the last period in the text and pressing delete a few times. Another method is to locate the cursor at the end of the white space and press �backspace� until you reach the last period in the text.