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Circulation Information For Publications

Publication Expense

In certain instances Alabama law requires publication of legal notice in a newspaper of general circulation in Mobile County. Additionally, if a party in interest cannot be served by means of an Alabama sheriff, private process server or United States Certified Mail, service of legal notice by publication may be utilized.

Three newspapers published in Mobile County can be utilized for the publication of legal notice. These are Call News, Lagniappe, and Press-Register. These publications have agreed to fixed rates in certain instances, which are noted below. In other instances the publication expense depends upon the number of words in the legal notice.

Circulation Information*
Name of Newspaper Type of Publication *Estimated Circulation *Estimated Readership
Call News weekly 20,000 50,000
Lagniappe weekly 30,000 85,000
Press-Register W - F - S M-F 42,954 68,726
    Sun 57,700 92,320

*These figures have been furnished by the publication and have not been verified by the Probate Court.

Fixed Legal Publication Expense
Pleading Call News Lagniappe Press-Register
Probate of Will $45.00 $45.00 $89.00
Letters of Administration $45.00 $45.00 $89.00

Note 1: Lagniappe Publication Day: Wednesday. Deadline: Monday at 5:00 p.m.
Note 2: Legal ads will publish in the Press-Register on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Ads will continue to be posted on and

Please refer to the Legal Deadline Schedule below as provided by the Press-Register.

Publication Day   Deadline
Wednesday   Thursday prior week - 4:00 p.m.
Friday   Tuesday - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday   Wednesday - 4:00 p.m.