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Official Publications (Jersey) Law 1960

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Official Publications (Jersey) Law 1960

A LAW regarding the manner in which the enactment of legislation, the convening of parish assemblies and other public matters are to be brought to the notice of the public

Commencement [see endnotes]

1        The Jersey Gazette[1]

(1)     Where an enactment requires the publication of any notice or other information in the Jersey Gazette, the notice or other information shall be published in the Gazette of that name established under this Article.

(2)     There shall be a Jersey Gazette.

(3)     The Jersey Gazette shall be headed with the Arms of the Bailiwick and the words “Jersey Gazette”.

(4)     The Jersey Gazette shall be published in such manner as the Chief Minister prescribes by Order, being a manner that is sufficient to bring it to the attention of the public in general.

(5)     Where, for any reason, it is not possible for the Jersey Gazette to be published in the manner prescribed under paragraph (4), the Chief Minister shall make alternative arrangements for its publication.

(6)     The Chief Minister may, by Order, prescribe fees to be paid for the publication of any matter in the Jersey Gazette.

2        Construction of enactments providing for publication in a newspaper[2]

Where an enactment passed before the day the Official Publications (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 2017 comes into force provides for the publication of any notice or other matter in a newspaper or newspapers circulating in Jersey, the notice or other matter may, instead, be published in the Jersey Gazette.

3        [3]

4        Notices convening meetings of parish assemblies may be in French or English

A notice convening a meeting of a parish assembly, whether civil or ecclesiastical, may be in the French or the English language, at the option of the President of the Assembly.

5        Citation

This Law may be cited as the Official Publications (Jersey) Law 1960.



Table of Legislation History


Year and No


◦Projet No
(where applicable)

Official Publications (Jersey) Law 1960


1 December 1960


Official Publications (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2003


28 March 2003


Official Publications (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 2017


3 July 2018



Legislation (Jersey) Law 2021

L.8/2021 (R&O.112/2021)

28 September 2021


◦Projets available at

Table of Renumbered Provisions






spent, omitted from this revised edition


spent, omitted from this revised edition




spent, omitted from this revised edition

Table of Endnote References

[1] Article 1                      substituted by L.21/2017

[2] Article 2                      substituted by L.21/2017

[3] Article 3                      amended by L.17/2003, deleted by L.8/2021

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