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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 are posted online at

To place an obituary, please email the text and photo(s) to [email protected] or fax text only (no photos) to (805) 966-1421. Please include your name, address, contact phone number and the date(s) you would like the obituary to be published. Photos should be in jpeg format with at least 200 dots per inch (dpi). If a digital photo is not available, a picture may be brought into our office for scanning. We will lay out the obituary using our standard format. A formatted proof of the obituary and the cost will be emailed back for review and approval.

All Obituaries must be reviewed, approved, and prepaid by our deadline. We accept all major credit cards by phone; check or cash payments may be brought into our office located at 715 Anacapa Street.

The deadline for Tuesday through Friday's edition is at 10 a.m. on the previous day; Saturday, Sunday and Monday's edition all deadline at 12-noon on Thursday (Pacific Time).

For further information, please call 805-564-5249.

Free Death Notices must be directly emailed by the mortuary to our newsroom at [email protected]. The News-Press cannot accept Death Notices from individuals.
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