Requirements for submission:

The deadline for public notices is 3 pm Wednesday, 7 business days prior to publication date. TO ENSURE ACCURACY, NO PUBLIC NOTICES WILL BE ACCEPTED BY FAX OR TELEPHONE. We must be notified of any changes to or cancellations of previously submitted notices no later than noon Thursday prior to publication.

Notices should be typed (including all signatures, preferably double-spaced) and accompanied by a cover letter stating any publication requirements (such as the number of times the notice is to be published and whether it must be published by a certain date), whom to bill, and a phone number at which you can be reached should any question arise.

Submitting by e-mail:
E-mails should be sent either in a Microsoft Word or Excel document, Text, or PDF.

Submitting by mail:

Business Record
Attn: John Retzlaff
The Depot at Fourth
100 Fourth St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 288-3338 x251

Billing/rate questions:
Becky Hotchkiss
515-288-3338 x436
Fax: 515-288-9850

Legal Rates:

2018/2019 Legal Rates
Per Line
1 Week Run 2 Week Run 3 Week Run 4 Week Run Min charge*
CN Rate $2.50 $4.29 $5.35   $44.94
Ordinance Rate $0.50 $0.83 $1.16 $1.49  
All Other Legals $0.67 $1.12 $1.57 $2.02  

*Minimum charge is for the first 18 lines of a 1 week run, the first 10 lines of a 2 week run and the first 7 lines of a 3 week run.

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