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How to place an obituary in Petaluma Argus-Courier

How to Place a Paid Life Tribute/Funeral/Death Notice:

Would you like to write the Life Tribute, upload photo(s), select religious and other symbols and see what it will look like and be able to make changes? If so you can go to: and click on “Start Here” and our website will step you through how you can create the Life Tribute online for the Press Democrat, Petaluma Argus Courier and Sonoma Index-Tribune.
Or, if you would like us to assist you in creating the Life Tribute, please e-mail the notice to [email protected] and include the following information;
  • 1. Your contact name, mailing address and phone number
  • 2. Your email address
  • 3. Name of the Funeral home/mortuary/cremation service
  • 4. Date(s) the notice is to appear in the newspaper
  • 5. Typed notice as you would like it to appear. Word document only. No PDFs.
  • Note: Incomplete submissions may delay processing

Press Democrat Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, closed major holidays.

  • Photos

    Photos must be in a .jpg format and may be adjusted by the Press Democrat to accommodate for sizing. If submitting multiple photos, please indicate in which order you'd like them to appear. Photos may be in either color or black and white.

    Payment and Proofs

    You will receive an email with a proof and the cost of the notice prior to publishing. To complete and approve the notice as well as to apply payment, please call us at (707) 526-8694. For security reasons, approvals and payments are not accepted via email.

    Press DemocratPetaluma Argus CourierSonoma Index Tribune
    Per Line/one day $6.50 $3.25 $4.50
    Per line/2nd day w/in a week $4.75 $2.50 $3.25
    Per line/3rd day w/in a week $2.50 $1.25 $1.75
    Per line/4th + consecutive day $2.50 $1.25 $1.75
    Photo/per day/per photo $50.00 $35.00 $35.00
    One Time Set Up Fee $70.00 $70.00 $70.00

    Suggested information to include in a Paid
    Life Tribute/Funeral/Death Notice

    • 1. Full name
    • 2. Age
    • 3. City
    • 4. Date of death
    • 5. Preceded in death by
    • 6. Survived by
    • 7. Military Service, Memberships, Career history
    • 8. Visitation information (day, time, location)
    • 9. Service information (day, time, location)
    • 10. Interment
    • 11. Memorial preferences (if any)


    The deadline for the Press Democrat is 12:00pm (noon) the business day before publication.

    Contact Us

    • Direct: (707)526-8694
    • Email: [email protected]
    • 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    • Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, closed major holidays.
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