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At its first April meeting, the county legislative authority shall let a contract to a legal newspaper qualified under this section to serve as <br />the official county newspaper for the term of one year beginning on the first day of July following. If there be at least one legal <br />newspaper published in the county, the contract shall be let to a legal newspaper published in the county. If there be no legal <br />newspaper published in the county, the county legislative authority shall let the contract to a legal newspaper published in an adjacent <br />county and having general circulation in the county. <br /> <br /> When two or more legal newspapers are qualified under the provisions of this section to be the official county newspaper, the county <br />auditor shall advertise, at least five weeks before the meeting at which the county legislative authority shall let the contract for the <br />official county newspaper, for bid proposals to be submitted by interested qualified legal newspapers. Advertisement of the opportunity <br />to bid shall be mailed to all qualified legal newspapers and shall be published once in the official county newspaper. The advertisement <br />may designate the form which notices shall take, and may require that the successful bidder provide a bond for the correct and faithful <br />performance of the contract. <br /> <br /> The county legislative authority shall let the contract to the best and lowest responsible bidder, giving consideration to the question <br />of circulation in awarding the contract, with a view to giving publication of notices the widest publicity. <br />[1977 c 34 § 2.] <br />RCW 36.72.075 <br />Official county newspaper. <br />Page 1 of 1RCW 36.72.075: Official county newspaper. <br />2/11/2010http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=36.72.075