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Does it cost any money to post an obituary?

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Many newspapers charge a fee to post obituaries on their websites, as well as to run the obituary in the print version of the paper. Over 1500 national and international newspapers also post obituaries on the website Legacy.com. Obituary fees vary by paper.

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Larger newspapers typically charge higher obituary fees than smaller newspapers. As of 2015, fees at the Los Angeles Times begin at $56 per day, with typical obituaries costing from $200 to over $1200 per day, while fees at the Santa Cruz Sentinel in Santa Cruz, California, cost $3.15 per line. Alternately, the Seattle Times charges $119.80 per inch for weekday obituaries and $145.84 for Sunday obituaries.

Paid obituaries are also called paid death notices.

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