October is THE month for Statement of Ownership to be filed, published

The publisher of each publication sending Periodicals Class Mail, including foreign publications accepted at Periodicals rates, must file Form 3526 by Oct. 1 of each year at the original entry post office.

KPA member newspapers also need to mail a copy of the Statement of Ownership as published in the paper. Please mail to Rate and Data Sheet, Kentucky Press Association, 101 Consumer Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601.

The National Newspaper Association also requests that all NNA member newspapers send a copy of their statement of ownership to NNA, Lynne Lance, 900 Community Drive, Springfield, IL 62703; or e-mail them to lynne@nna.org.

The information provided on Form 3526 allows the U.S. Postal Service to determine whether the publication meets the standards of Periodicals mailing privileges. Newspapers with electronic subscriptions to claim will also use Form 3526x.

The required information also must appear in an issue of the publication whose primary mailed distribution is produced:

  • Not later than Oct. 10 for publications issued more frequently than weekly.
  • Not later than Oct. 31 for publications issued weekly or less frequently, but more frequently than monthly.
  • For all other publications, in the first issue whose primary mailed distribution is produced after Oct. 1.

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