RALEIGH — Both the N.C. Senate and House chambers passed legislation, SB 181, which would allow Guilford County and municipalities within its borders to establish a pilot program to publish legal notices on the county website, in lieu of local printed newspapers.
Guilford County would also have authority to charge other organizations a fee to publish legal notices on the county maintained website. This pilot aligns with a longstanding NCACC goal to allow counties flexibility to publish electronic notices in their own websites in lieu of in a newspaper. The measure was included in HB 250 which was vetoed by Governor Cooper earlier this year.
Since the provision was placed in a local bill, it is not subject to veto.
Guilford County can begin publishing legal notices electronically in November.