Section 6-8-65

Costs of publication - Affidavit that no agreement exists between officer and publisher, etc., and that sum charged is lowest.

All agreements between any officer charged with the duty of advertising legal notices in a newspaper and the printer, publisher, or manager of such paper whereby any advantage, gain, or profit is to accrue to such officer are void; and before the charge for such advertisement can be demanded or received, the officer and the printer, publisher, or manager must each make and file an affidavit that no such agreement exists. The printer, publisher, or manager must, in addition, make affidavit to the entity required to publish the legal notice that the sum charged does not exceed the lowest classified rate paid by commercial customers for an advertisement of similar size, and frequency in the same newspapers in which the public notice appears.

(Code 1867, §646; Code 1876, §551; Code 1886, §667; Code 1896, §3046; Code 1907, §5187; Code 1923, §9263; Code 1940, T. 7, §719; Act 2012-214, p. 387, §1.)