Introduction to Public Notification

Public Notification can be used to identify a collection of properties and create structured mailing lists of owners and occupants.

Traditionally, newspapers have been used to publish public notices because they spark curiosity and have been delivered to the interested public. However, the automation of government data (parcels, addresses, and so on) and new location-enabled tools now help staff identify a collection of properties and create mailing lists of owners and occupants. This modernized approach streamlines the public notification process and allows staff to connect directly with impacted owners and occupants. It also reduces staff resources required to generate public notices and meet procedural, or statutory, requirements.

The Public Notification solution delivers a set of capabilities that help local governments identify properties, generate a list of owners or occupants, and document which properties were included in a public notice.

Deploy the solution

This ArcGIS solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

Deploy the solution

See Deploying a solution for more information.


Public Notification requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online

Information products

Public Notification includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Public Notification

An ArcGIS Instant Apps app used by local government staff to identify a collection of properties and create mailing labels, or a structured text file, of owners and occupants


When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

2.1 (Nov 2023)
  • A new Public Notification map with updated pop-ups to support related records.
  • A new Public Notification app with updated search zoom levels.
2.0 (Jun 2023)
  • A new Public Notification app using the Public Notification Instant Apps.
1.0 (Nov 2020)
  • First release of Public Notification