This website (www.texaspublicnotices.com) is a public service made possible by the newspapers of Texas at no additional cost to taxpayers. The Texas Legislature passed SB-943 in 2023 to expand transparency of public notices. Any notice that is required to be published in a newspaper must also now be published online at texaspublicnotices.com.
This website is a compilation of public notices which are first published in newspapers across Texas. The notices are updated continually after the publishing date of each newspaper. This is a free-access website with a wide variety of search functions. There is no cost to any government entity to support this site; rather, it is a public service by Texas newspapers to disseminate this information as widely as possible to the taxpayers and citizens of Texas.
Public notices are a crucial part of the legal process, notifying taxpayers and citizens of proposed or pending actions by government entities, or of the courts, that may affect them individually, or their personal property. Public notices in newspapers fulfill these important steps in the legal process: accessibility, archivable, independent and verifiable.
Public notices contain important information that serve a number of purposes. While this site is free access and the content is available at no cost to the public, the website does offer an expedited delivery function by email of customized searches by keywords, or key phrases. For example, within hours of them being published, contractors can receive all bid notices published in any of the counties across Texas. For a more specific search, such as for roofing, simply further define the search keywords or phrase. If you rely on public notices for your business or just want to track specific information, sign up to use Smart Search.