How to place an obituary in the Santa Barbara News-Press
Paid obituary articles are published daily in the Santa Barbara News-Press and are posted online at http://www.newspress.com.
To place an obituary, please email the text and photo(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The minimum obituary cost to print one time is $150.00 for up to 1.5” in length — includes 1 photo and up to 12 lines of text, approximately 630 characters; up to approximately 930 characters without a photo. Add $60.00 for each additional inch or partial inch after the first 1.5”; up to approximately 700 characters per additional inch.
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 Saturday, Sunday, and Monday’s editions is at 10 a.m. on Thursdays; Tuesday’s edition deadlines at 10 a.m. on Fridays; Wednesday’s edition deadlines at 10 a.m. on Mondays; Thursday’s edition deadlines at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays; Friday’s edition deadlines at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (Pacific Time). Please note that the week prior to a holiday and/or the week containing a holiday will advance our daily deadlines by 24 to 48 hours.
For further information, please call 805-564-5249.
Free Death Notices must be directly emailed by the mortuary to our newsroom at email@example.com. The News-Press cannot accept Death Notices from individuals