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How to Publish an Obituary in your Local Newspaper

Publishing an obituary is an important step to take after someone passes away as it alerts the community of the death and they tell the story of your loved one's life. Traditionally, obituaries were printed in newspapers as a means of announcing a death since many members of the community would rely on the newspaper as their primary source of information. Obituaries also serve the purpose of alerting the community to the time and location of any services to be held so that they can attend if interested.

While online obituaries are becoming the preferred way to publish an obituary, many families still might be interested in publishing a printed obituary. Each paper's guidelines, submission requirements, pricing, and deadlines are different from one another, so it's important to nail down specifics before trying to submit an obituary. Below you'll find information on guidelines, how to submit the obituary, and pricing for the top newspapers circulating around the United States.

The New York Times

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in The New York Times.

How to publish an obituary in The New York Times

To submit an obituary you can:

  • Call (212) 556-3900 if you're in New York City
  • Call (800) 458-5522 if you're outside of New York City
  • Send by email to nytimes@mediasalesplus.com
  • Submit online

The New York Times obituary guidelines and tips

For Tuesday - Saturday editions:
Submit text up until 4:30 PM the day before
Submit photos by 12 PM the day before

For Sunday's national edition:
Submit text up until 4:30 PM on Friday
Submit photos by 12 PM on Friday

For Sunday's New York edition:
Submit text up until 12:45 PM on Saturday
Submit photos by 12 PM on Friday

For Monday's edition:
Submit text up until 2 PM on Sunday
Submit photos by 12 PM on Friday

The New York Times obituary prices

An obituary in The New York Times starts at $263.00.


The Wall Street Journal

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in The Wall Street Journal.

How to publish an obituary in The Wall Street Journal

To submit a printed obituary, your funeral director will need to place an order through Memoriams. There is no other way to submit an In Memoriam notice to The Wall Street Journal directly.

You can also submit a graphic ad which can be used to memorialize the deceased. The ads are 1/4 - 1 full page and are able to be run both regionally and nationally. You can get started here.

The Wall Street Journal obituary guidelines and tips

Sizing information
Minimum size is 1 column, 2 inches long
Maximum size is 60 column inches, or 1/2 a page

Photo information Photos are optional.
Photos should be of the head and shoulders only.
Photos can be either black and white or in color.

Deadlines
For publication on Wednesday, submit on Sunday by 11 PM
For publication on Saturday, submit on Wednesday by 11 PM

These times may change with the holidays.

The Wall Street Journal obituary prices

National ads in The Wall Street Journal start at $1000 and regional ads start at $200.


Los Angeles Times

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Los Angeles Times.

How to publish an obituary in Los Angeles Times

You can place an order online.

Los Angeles Times obituary guidelines and tips

Additional information
Submissions can be printed in 1, 2, or 3-column widths.
Color photos aren't guaranteed, but submitting color photos does not cost extra.
You'll receive a discount if you purchase a spot for multiple days.
The online obituary & guestbook is posted on Legacy.com, stays online indefinitely.

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit before Saturday by 2 PM
For publication on Tuesday, submit on Monday by 2 PM
For publication on Wednesday, submit on Tuesday by 22 PM
For publication on Thursday, submit on Wednesday by 2 PM
For publication on Friday, submit on Thursday by 2 PM
For publication on Saturday, submit on Friday by 2 PM
For publication on Sunday, submit on Saturday by 2 PM

These times may change with the holidays.

Los Angeles Times obituary prices

Obituaries in the Los Angeles Times start at $105.00.


Daily News

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Daily News.

How to publish an obituary in Daily News

You can submit an obituary:

  1. By phone at 212-210-2111
  2. Or by email at classifiedads@nydailynews.com

Death Notices can be placed by the funeral director.

Hours of operation
Monday through Friday, 8:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Daily News obituary guidelines and tips

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit on Saturday by 3:30 PM
For publication on Tuesday, submit on Monday by 5:30 PM
For publication on Wednesday, submit on Tuesday by 5:30 PM
For publication on Thursday, submit on Wednesday by 5:30 PM
For publication on Friday, submit on Thursday by 5:30 PM
For publication on Saturday, submit on Friday by 5:30 PM
For publication on Sunday, submit on Saturday by 1:15 PM

These times may change with the holidays.

Daily News obituary prices

The Daily News obituary prices are undisclosed.


The Washington Post

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in The Washington Post.

How to publish an obituary in The Washington Post

To place a Death Notice:

  1. Call the Classified Advertising department
  2. Or email deathnotices@washpost.com

A News Obituary can be sent to The Washington Post at newsobits@washpost.com, but must be submitted no later than 30 days after the deceased has passed away.
You can also submit an online form.

The Washington Post obituary guidelines and tips

Additional information
The Washington Post lets you submit both paid death notices and news obituaries. Paid death notices are advertisements that are submitted by the family or by the funeral home.

News obituaries usually require someone to have lived in the metropolitan area of Washington for at least 20 years, and they should've lived longer in the D.C. area than they have anywhere else. In order to have a News Obituary printed, family members must provide info surrounding the cause of death as well as information surrounding the person's career and involvement in the community. You'll need to call 202-334-6477 after submitting your News Obituary.

The Washington Post obituary prices

There is no charge for a News Obituary in The Washington Post, other costs are undisclosed.


Chicago Tribune

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Chicago Tribune.

How to publish an obituary in Chicago Tribune

Place an order online.

Chicago Tribune obituary guidelines and tips

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit on Sunday by 5 PM
For publication on Tuesday, submit on Monday by 5 PM
For publication on Wednesday, submit on Tuesday by 5 PM
For publication on Thursday, submit on Wednesday by 5 PM
For publication on Friday, submit on Thursday by 5 PM
For publication on Saturday, submit on Friday by 5 PM
For publication on Sunday, submit on Friday by 5 PM

These times may change with the holidays.

Chicago Tribune obituary prices

The prices for an obituary in Chicago Tribune vary depending on the size:

Small: Up to 2.25" (around 11 lines of text) = $285.00

Medium: Up to 2.9" (around 17 lines of text) = $485.00

Large: Up to 3.5" (around 22 lines of text) = $605.00


Houston Chronicle

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Houston Chronicle.

How to publish an obituary in Houston Chronicle

Place an order online.

Houston Chronicle obituary guidelines and tips

Sizing
Obituaries can be printed in both one and two-column widths.

Additional submission guidelines
You will need to provide the name and phone number of the funeral home handling the arrangements for verification purposes. This will not be published, but is necessary for obituary publication.

Houston Chronicle obituary prices

The price for an obituary in the Houston Chronicle starts at $60 and $100 for In Memoriams.


The Arizona Republic

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in The Arizona Republic.

How to publish an obituary in The Arizona Republic

To submit an obituary, you'll need to email obits@pni.com with the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Your phone number
  3. Your address
  4. The text you'd like printed
  5. The photo or photos you'd like included, if applicable
  6. The funeral home's name
  7. The funeral home's phone number
  8. The name of the paper (they handle multiple papers)
  9. The date you'd like the obituary printed

The Arizona Republic obituary guidelines and tips

Additional submission guidelines
Passing of the decedent must be verified by a licensed party before obituary publication can occur. You can provide the name of the mortuary, crematorium, or body donation organization if you are not working with a funeral home. You can also submit a scanned death certificate as documentation the death has occurred. This information will be kept private, unless included in the text of your obituary.

Photo guidelines
All photos will be printed in black & white.

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit before Friday by 12 PM
For publication on Tuesday, submit on Sunday by 12 PM
For publication on Wednesday, submit on Monday by 12 PM
For publication on Thursday, submit on Tuesday by 12 PM
For publication on Friday, submit on Wednesday by 12 PM
For publication on Saturday, submit on Thursday by 12 PM
For publication on Sunday, submit before Friday by 12 PM
The obituary must be paid for and released before it can be published.

These times may change with the holidays.

Contact info (for questions/concerns)
Email: obits@pni.com
Phone: 602-444-7355, Option 2
Fax: 844-590-6005 (write "Attn: Arizona Republic" on your fax)

The Arizona Republic obituary prices

The price for an obituary in The Arizona Republic starts at $4.00 per line for the first day. If you purchase additional publication days, you qualify for a 35% discount (as long as you purchase them at the time you're submitting the first obituary). Photos can be added for an additional undisclosed fee.

Dallas Morning News

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Dallas Morning News.

How to publish an obituary in Dallas Morning News

To place an obituary, go online.

For pricing questions or other questions, contact:
Obituaries@dallasnews.com
214-977-8672

Dallas News obituary guidelines and tips

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit on Saturday by 3 PM
For publication on Tuesday, submit on Monday by 1 PM
For publication on Wednesday, submit on Tuesday by 1 PM
For publication on Thursday, submit on Wednesday by 1 PM
For publication on Friday, submit on Thursday by 1 PM
For publication on Saturday, submit on Friday by 1 PM
For publication on Sunday, submit on Saturday by 1 PM

These times may change with the holidays.

Dallas Morning News obituary prices

The price for an obituary in Dallas Morning News starts at $170.


Newsday

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Newsday.

How to publish an obituary in Newsday

You'll need to email Newsday at vn@newsday.com, call them at 631-843-3162, or fax them at 631-843-3257 for more information on submitting an obituary.

Newsday obituary guidelines and tips

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit on Friday by 4:30 PM (photos by 1 PM)
For publication on Tuesday, submit on Monday by 4:30 PM (photos by 1 PM)
For publication on Wednesday, submit on Tuesday by 4:30 PM (photos by 1 PM)
For publication on Thursday, submit on Wednesday by 4:30 PM (photos by 1 PM)
For publication on Friday, submit on Thursday by 4:30 PM (photos by 1 PM)
For publication on Saturday, submit on Friday by 4:30 PM (photos by 1 PM)
For publication on Sunday, submit on Friday by 4:30 PM (photos by 1 PM)

These times may change with the holidays.

Newsday obituary prices

The price for an obituary in Newsday is undisclosed.


San Francisco Chronicle

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in San Francisco Chronicle.

How to publish an obituary in San Francisco Chronicle

To submit a death notice:

  • Visit the self-serve site http://ezads.sfchron.com/sf-adportal/obits/index.html
  • Mail in typed tributes to
    Life Tributes, San Francisco Chronicle
    901 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103

For any questions, contact San Francisco Chronicle by phone at 415-615-3554 or by email at lifetributes@sfchronicle.com".

San Francisco Chronicle obituary guidelines and tips

Additional submission guidelines
For verification purposes, you will need to submit your name, address, and phone number. You will also need to include the phone number and name of the funeral home or cremation company handling the services. If you do not submit this information, expect delays with publication times.

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit on Friday by 2 PM
For publication on Tuesday, submit on Monday by 2 PM
For publication on Wednesday, submit on Tuesday by 2 PM
For publication on Thursday, submit on Wednesday by 2 PM
For publication on Friday, submit on Thursday by 2 PM
For publication on Saturday, submit on Friday by 2 PM
For publication on Sunday, submit on Friday by 8 PM
The obituary must be paid for and released before it can be published.

These times may change with the holidays.

San Francisco Chronicle obituary prices

The price for an obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle starts at $108.64.


Boston Globe

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Boston Globe.

How to publish an obituary in Boston Globe

To submit a death notice:

  • Visit their self-service site at http://Boston.com/deathnotices
  • Or email the text to deathnotices@globe.com

For more information, head here: https://createanad.bostonglobemedia.com/bg-adportal/obits/info/faqs.htm#Q1 or call The Boston Globe at 617-929-1500.

Boston Globe obituary guidelines and tips

Deadlines
Notices with a photograph can be submitted up until 5 PM daily.
Holiday deadlines may differ, give The Boston Globe a call at 617-929-1500 or check the newspaper for deadline information.

Photo submission guidelines
The photos submitted must be only of the deceased, it must not include other people in the photo.
Photos will be scanned as black & white, regardless of submission.
Minimum image size is 150 DPI.
Photos should be in .JPG format.
Both photos and emblems can be added to death notices.

Additional submission guidelines
Death notices can be submitted by families if accompanied by a verifcation of the death.
You must submit contact information for the crematorium or the funeral home handling the arrangements for verification purposes. Allow time for the verification process.

Boston Globe obituary prices

The price for an obituary in the Boston Globe starts at $129.95.


The Star-Ledger

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in The Star-Ledger.

How to publish an obituary in The Star-Ledger

To place an obituary, you can contact the Star-Ledger's Obituary Department at one of the following ways:

  • Phone: (908) 789-4789
  • Fax: (908) 789-4744
  • E-Mail: obits@starledger.com

The Star-Ledger obituary guidelines and tips

Deadlines
Obituaries can be submitted up until 4 PM, daily.
Call (908) 789-4789 to confirm this deadline before you place the obituary.

The Star-Ledger obituary prices

The price for an obituary in The Star-Ledger is undisclosed.


Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

How to publish an obituary in Atlanta Journal-Constitution

If you'd like a paid obituary notice submitted, you'll need the funeral home or cremation company to submit the obituary.

The Paid Obituary Department can be reached in the following ways:

  • By phone, 404-526-5271
  • By fax, 404-526-5206
  • By email, paidnotices@ajc.com

If you'd like a news obituary posted, you'll need to have your funeral home or cremation company either fax the obituary or call.

The News Obituary Department can be reached in the following ways:

  • By phone, 404-526-7003
  • By fax, 404-526-7517
  • By email, obitscare@ajc.com

Atlanta Journal-Constitution obituary guidelines and tips

Additional submission guidelines
Submit paid notices and photos over fax by 3 PM daily.
Notices sent by email (and long notices) must be submitted by 4 PM.
Short notices (which only contain basic info such as the time / place services are held) can be phoned in until 5 PM.
Body donation facilities can submit documentation for news listings.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 1 PM - 4 PM
Holidays, 11 AM - 2 PM, closed on Christmas Day

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit on Friday by 5 PM
For publication on Tuesday, submit on Monday by 5 PM
For publication on Wednesday, submit on Tuesday by 5 PM
For publication on Thursday, submit on Wednesday by 5 PM
For publication on Friday, submit on Thursday by 5 PM
For publication on Saturday, submit on Friday by 5 PM
For publication on Sunday, submit on Friday by 5 PM

Holiday deadlines are 2 PM the day before.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution obituary prices

For Sunday - Saturday publications, obituaries are $17.00 per line in Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Photos take up about 14 lines and are not charged separately, they will be included in your total line count.

For In-memory notices, the price is $11.50 per line for Monday - Friday publication. For Saturday & Sunday publication, the price is $13.00 a line.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Philadelphia Inquirer.

How to publish an obituary in Philadelphia Inquirer

For information on submitting an obituary, contact the Philadelphia Inquirer:

  1. Call 215-854-2717
  2. Fax 610-313-8243
  3. Email inquirerobits@phillynews.com

You can also contact the Daily News:
1. Call 215-854-5573
2. Fax 215-854-5910
3. Email morrisj@phillynews.com

Philadelphia Inquirer obituary guidelines and tips

No information available.

Philadelphia Inquirer obituary prices

The price for an obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer is undisclosed.


Star Tribune

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Star Tribune.

How to publish an obituary in Star Tribune

To place a paid obituary notice:

  1. Call (612) 673-4130 or (800) 927-9133
  2. Fax (612) 673-7435
  3. Email paidobits@startribune.com
  4. Place an order online: https://www.startribune.com/obituaries/place-an-obituary/
  5. Or mail your written notice to: Star Tribune Building
    Classified Obituaries
    650 3rd Ave S., Suite 1300
    Minneapolis, MN 55488

Star Tribune obituary guidelines and tips

Photo Guidelines
You should aim for your photos to be high quality and in .JPG or .TIF format.
Photos should be cropped, square shape.
Adding photos increases the line count.
Email photos to paidobits@startribune.com or drop them off in person at the Star Tribune Building, 650 3rd Ave. South, Suite 1300, Minneapolis, MN 55488 before 4 PM weekdays.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 9 AM- 2 PM
Holidays, 9 AM - 2 PM

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit on Friday
For publication on Tuesday, submit on Monday
For publication on Wednesday, submit on Tuesday
For publication on Thursday, submit on Wednesday
For publication on Friday, submit on Thursday
For publication on Saturday, submit on Friday
For publication on Sunday, submit on Friday

These deadlines may change during the holidays.

Star Tribune obituary prices

The price for an obituary in the Star Tribune starts at $116.50.


The Plain Dealer

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in The Plain Dealer.

How to publish an obituary in The Plain Dealer

Place an obituary online.

The Plain Dealer obituary guidelines and tips

Please refer to guidance on posting an obituary on The Plain Dealer's site.

The Plain Dealer obituary prices

The price for an obituary in The Plain Dealer starts at $230.


Detroit Free Press

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Detroit Free Press.

How to publish an obituary in Detroit Free Press

You can email your obituary request to detroitobits@michigan.com.

Detroit Free Press obituary guidelines and tips

Additional information
You'll need to email your obituary and will need to include the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Your number
  3. The text you want printed
  4. Any photo(s) you would like printed
  5. The name of your chosen funeral home
  6. The phone number of your chosen funeral home
  7. The name of the paper
  8. The date you would like to see your obituary printed in the paper

You can either attach the text and photos to the email or you can send them in the body of the email.

Passing of the decedent must be verified by a licensed party before obituary publication can occur. You can provide the name of the mortuary, crematorium, or body donation organization if you are not working with a funeral home. You can also submit a scanned death certificate as documentation the death has occurred. This information will be kept private, unless included in the text of your obituary.

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit before 3:30PM on Sunday
For publication on Tuesday, submit before 4:30 PM on Monday
For publication on Wednesday, submit before 4:30 PM on Tuesday
For publication on Thursday, submit before 4:30 PM on Wednesday
For publication on Friday, submit by 4:30 PM on Thursday
For publication on Saturday, submit by 4:30 PM on Friday
For publication on Sunday, submit by 3:30 PM on Saturday
Obituaries must be set up and paid for before they can be published.

These deadlines may change during the holidays.

Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday, 8:30 - 6:00 PM

Detroit Free Press obituary prices

For publication in The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, obituaries are $11.54 per line for the first day and $8.66 per line for any additional dates on Sunday, Thursday, and Friday. Obituaries that are posted are also listed on the newspaper's website and Legacy.com for $35.


Tampa Bay Times

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Tampa Bay Times.

How to publish an obituary in Tampa Bay Times

You can submit an obituary online.

If you need assistance, contact them at:
Phone: 503-221-8000
Email: obits@oregonian.com

Tampa Bay Times obituary guidelines and tips

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit before 2 PM on Friday
For publication on Tuesday, submit before 2 PM on Monday
For publication on Wednesday, submit before 2 PM on Tuesday
For publication on Thursday, submit before 2 PM on Wednesday
For publication on Friday, submit by 2 PM on Thursday
For publication on Saturday, submit by 2 PM on Friday
For publication on Sunday, submit by 2 PM on Friday

These deadlines may change during the holidays.

Tampa Bay Times obituary prices

Obituaries that fit the minimum requirements (one column wide, four inches deep, 30 words with a photo or 120 words without a photo) start at $229.00.

Obituaries that exceed four inches are priced at $100 per column inch. (For example, a five inch obituary would cost around $500.)


The Oregonian

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in The Oregonian.

How to publish an obituary in The Oregonian

You can submit an obituary online.

If you need assistance, contact them at:
Phone: 503-221-8000
Email: obits@oregonian.com

The Oregonian obituary guidelines and tips

Deadlines For publication on Monday, submit before 2 PM on Friday
For publication on Tuesday, submit before 2 PM on Monday
For publication on Wednesday, submit before 2 PM on Tuesday
For publication on Thursday, submit before 2 PM on Wednesday
For publication on Friday, submit by 2 PM on Thursday
For publication on Saturday, submit by 2 PM on Friday
For publication on Sunday, submit by 2 PM on Friday

These deadlines may change during the holidays.

The Oregonian obituary prices

Obituaries that fit the minimum requirements (one column wide, four inches deep, 30 words with a photo or 120 words without a photo) start at $229.00.

Obituaries that exceed four inches are priced at $100 per column inch. (For example, a five inch obituary would cost around $500.)


Union-Tribune

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Union-Tribune.

How to publish an obituary in Union-Tribune

Guidance on posting an obituary is located on the Union-Tribune's site.

Union-Tribune obituary guidelines and tips

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit before 2 PM on Friday
For publication on Tuesday, submit before 11 AM on Monday
For publication on Wednesday, submit before 11 AM on Tuesday
For publication on Thursday, submit before 11 AM on Wednesday
For publication on Friday, submit by 11 AM on Thursday
For publication on Saturday, submit by 11 AM on Friday
For publication on Sunday, submit by 2 PM on Friday

Column sizing
1-column, 2-column & 4-column notice

Union-Tribune obituary prices

The price for an obituary in the Union-Tribune starts at $95.


Orange County Register

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Orange County Register.

How to publish an obituary in Orange County Register

To submit an obituary, include your name, address, and phone number and send it to:

  1. Email obituaries@ocregister.com
  2. Fax 714-796-4902
  3. Visit their online portal.

The Orange County Register will send you a proof (with the total cost) via email or fax in one business day.

If you have any questions, contact the obituary department at 714-796-4973.

Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm

Orange County Register obituary guidelines and tips

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit before 10 AM on Friday
For publication on Tuesday, submit before 2 PM on Monday
For publication on Wednesday, submit before 2 PM on Monday
For publication on Thursday, submit before 2 PM on Tuesday
For publication on Friday, submit by 2 PM on Wednesday
For publication on Saturday, submit by 2 PM on Thursday
For publication on Sunday, submit by 10 AM on Friday

These deadlines may change during the holidays.

Orange County Register obituary prices

The price for an obituary in the Orange County Register starts at $245 for 2 sentences.


Sacramento Bee

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Sacramento Bee.

How to publish an obituary in Sacramento Bee

You can place an obituary online.

For additional information and for any questions, you'll want to contact The Sacramento Bee:

  1. By phone at 916-321-1323
  2. By fax at 916-321-1205
  3. Or by email at funeral@sacbee.com

Sacramento Bee obituary guidelines and tips

Obituaries are available in single and multiple column widths.

Sacramento Bee obituary prices

Death notice rates in the Sacramento bee are $5.56 a line per day. For publishing on Sunday, the cost is increased to $6.71 per line. Photos are considered to be 15 lines of text and there is an extra cost ($.50 cents per line) for bold text.

In Memoriam rates are $5.34 a line.


St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

How to publish an obituary in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

You can submit an obituary online.

If you have any questions, you can contact St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

  1. By phone at 1-800-365-0820 Ext. 5 or 1-314-340-8600
  2. Or email deathnotices@post-dispatch.com

Office hours: 7 days a week, 8:30am to 5pm; holidays may differ.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch obituary guidelines and tips

Deadlines
For publication on Monday, submit before 3:30 PM on Sunday
For publication on Tuesday, submit before 3:30 PM on Monday
For publication on Wednesday, submit before 3:30 PM on Tuesday
For publication on Thursday, submit before 3:30 PM on Wednesday
For publication on Friday, submit by 3:30 PM on Thursday
For publication on Saturday, submit by 3:30 PM on Friday
For publication on Sunday, submit by 3:30 PM on Saturday

These deadlines may change during the holidays.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch obituary prices

The price for an obituary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch starts at $149.


Miami Herald

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in Miami Herald.

How to publish an obituary in Miami Herald

You can submit an obituary online.

Miami Herald obituary guidelines and tips

Deadlines
For Miami Herald:
For publication on Monday, submit before 5 PM on Sunday
For publication on Tuesday, submit before 4:30 PM on Monday
For publication on Wednesday, submit before 4:30 PM on Tuesday
For publication on Thursday, submit before 4:30 PM on Wednesday
For publication on Friday, submit by 4:30 PM on Thursday
For publication on Saturday, submit by 4:30 PM on Friday
For publication on Sunday, submit by 4 PM on Saturday

For El Nuevo:
For publication on Monday, submit before 2:30 PM on Sunday
For publication on Tuesday, submit before 2:30 PM on Monday
For publication on Wednesday, submit before 2:30 PM on Tuesday
For publication on Thursday, submit before 2:30 PM on Wednesday
For publication on Friday, submit by 2:30 PM on Thursday
For publication on Saturday, submit by 2:30 PM on Friday
For publication on Sunday, submit by 3:30 PM on Saturday

These deadlines may change during the holidays.

Contact information
Email: obit@miamiherald.com
Phone: 305-376-8901

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Miami Herald obituary prices

The price for an obituary in the Miami Herald starts at $30.


The Indianapolis Star

Here is what you need to know when it comes to publishing an obituary in The Indianapolis Star.

How to publish an obituary in The Indianapolis Star

To submit an obituary, you'll need to email obits@indystar.com with the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Your phone number
  3. Your address
  4. The text you'd like printed
  5. The photo or photos you'd like included, if applicable
  6. The funeral home's name
  7. The funeral home's phone number
  8. The name of the paper (they handle multiple papers)
  9. The date you'd like the obituary printed

The Indianapolis Star obituary guidelines and tips

Additional submission guidelines
Passing of the decedent must be verified by a licensed party before obituary publication can occur. You can provide the name of the mortuary, crematorium, or body donation organization if you are not working with a funeral home. You can also submit a scanned death certificate as documentation the death has occurred. This information will be kept private, unless included in the text of your obituary.

Deadlines
For The Indianapolis Star:
For publication on Monday, submit before Friday by 12 PM
For publication on Tuesday, submit on Sunday by 12 PM
For publication on Wednesday, submit on Monday by 12 PM
For publication on Thursday, submit on Tuesday by 12 PM
For publication on Friday, submit on Wednesday by 12 PM
For publication on Saturday, submit on Thursday by 12 PM
For publication on Sunday, submit before Friday by 12 PM
The obituary must be paid for and released before it can be published.

These deadlines may change during the holidays.

Contact information
Email: obits@indystar.com
Phone: 877-925-0228, Option 2
Fax: 844-590-6005 (be sure to write "Attn: IndyStar" on your fax)

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Indianapolis Star obituary prices

The price for an obituary in The Indianapolis Star starts at $190.


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Last updated January 15, 2021
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