Butler County
Bar Association


Legal Journal

Designated as the Official Legal Periodical for Butler County, Pennsylvania
(Click here for historical information)

The Butler County Legal Journal is published every Friday.
The deadline for advertisements is the preceding Friday by noon, although holidays may alter this deadline.

Need to place a legal ad?

Please send your legal ad to bclegaljournal@butlerbar.org.  BCBA staff will process your request and email you an invoice that can be paid online by credit card.

For your convenience, templates are available below for the most common advertisements.

If you prefer to continue to mail in your legal ads, please use this address: 

Butler County Legal Journal
240 South Main Street
Butler, PA 16001

Due to employees working remotely, we request that legal ads not be sent to us via fax.


Please note that the Butler County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans Court, Sarah E. Edwards, collects the $85.00 BCLJ publishing fee and provides us with the Notice when opening an estate.  (<< link to Order)

Articles of Incorporation Business

Articles of Incorporation Non-Profit

Articles of Incorporation Professional

Certificate of Organization – Limited Liability Company (LINK)

Certificate of Limited Partnership – Limited Liability Partnership (LINK)

Change of Name (LINK)

Change of Name for a Minor

Fictitious Name Registration (LINK)

Voluntary Dissolution, Business

Voluntary Dissolution, Non-Profit

Voluntary Dissolution, Professional (LINKS)

The Butler County Bar Association owns and publishes the Butler County Legal Journal, the official legal periodical for Butler County, Pennsylvania. It includes all county legal advertisements including notices of estates, incorporations, fictitious names, sheriff’s sales and miscellaneous legal notices.

County legal journals serve as an extension of the court system. County legal journals inform the public and, specifically, professionals such as lawyers, accountants, and bankers, of the filings of lawsuits, openings of estates and formations of business entities, among other things.  

Legal Journal Advertising Rates


Runs 1 time includes 1 Proof of Publication


Runs 1 time includes 1 Proof of Publication


Runs 1 time includes 1 Proof of Publication


Runs 1 time includes 1 Proof of Publication


Runs 1 time includes 1 Proof of Publication

Must run 20 days prior to hearing date

$250.00 Base

$1.85 /pl > 35

Base rate up tp 135 lines, $1.85 per line over 35

Runs 3 times includes 1 proof of publications


Runs 3 times


includes $5.00 notary fee

The Butler County Legal Journal is published once a week on Fridays. Cost is $60 per year for a printed copy mailed to your address or $25 for a digital copy—a fully searchable PDF document—via e-mail.