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How to place an obituary in Santa Barbara News-Press

Paid obituary articles are published daily in the Santa Barbara News-Press and on Text can be submitted by email to [email protected], faxed to (805) 966-1421 (if only text), or brought in to our De La Guerra Plaza office. Please include: name, address and contact phone number.

*The deadline for Tuesday-Friday's edition is 12 noon the previous day; Saturday, Sunday and Monday's edition deadline is 3 p.m. on Thursday.

All obituaries must be approved and prepaid by deadline. We accept all major credit cards by phone. Check or cash can also be brought into our office.

The cost is approximately $6.00/per line, on a week day; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday; $6.35 per line on a Sunday and $25 per photo. A line consists of approximately 60-75 characters, which include spaces & punctuation without a photo and 40-55 characters with a photo. Photos can be submitted digitally (jpeg format/at least 200 dpi) or an original can be brought into our office for scanning. All obituaries include a $40 service fee. All obituaries include an online In Memoriam, 1 year to date of the initial publication. Please ask our representative about "Spotlighting" your obituary for an additional $10. For further information, please call 564-5249.

Free Death Notices must be submitted by the Mortuary. The News-Press can not accept Death Notices from individuals. Please email Death Notices to: [email protected]
Do you have questions about how to write an obituary? Visit this guide to writing an obituary.
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