La Gazette Officielle

The official public record of the Bailiwick of Guernsey

La Gazette Officielle has a history dating back to the 19th century. At that time, notices were published in the weekly journal La Gazette de Guernesey. In 1935 that company stopped publishing and the States agreed a law to publish notices in the island's daily English language newspapers. La Gazette Officielle was established in 1936. Its notices have been run solely in the Guernsey Press since 1965, which has long been recognised as the home of official notices for the States, parishes, and legal notices.

The printed Gazette

The Loi par rapport a la Publication des Annonces Officielles, 1936, meant that every notice, required by law, ordinance or custom, to be published in La Gazette de Guernesey was published in the island's daily newspapers. In recent times the Guernsey Press has added online notices to the notices published in the newspaper. Local advocates have said that they value the certainty and visibility of notices published in the printed Gazette in the newspaper and we are pleased to continue to offer that service.

Who may publish?

Anyone may place an informational notice. However, statutory and government notices can only be placed by people who have the authority to create an official record of fact. To learn more about the distinction, and what a notice is, please read this page.

Place a Notice

Notices in general are matters that need to be brought to the attention of the public. They fall into three categories - official, statutory and public interest - and may be required by law.