Statement of ownership filing October deadline

Sep 10, 2013

The publisher of each publication sent 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. If Oct. 1 falls on a Saturday, the post office would expect to receive it by close of business on Sept. 30.

The National Newspaper Association also requests that all NNA member newspapers send a copy of their statement of ownership to NNA/Lynn Edinger, P.O. Box 7540, Columbia, MO 65205-7540; or e-mail them to

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.