How to Find Out Which Post Office Delivers My Mail

by Stephanie Dube Dwilson - Updated August 21, 2018
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You might need to find out which post office delivers your mail if you missed a package delivery, received mail that you have to sign for or if you have to pick up mail that you put on hold. Identifying your local post office is a simple process, but the United States Postal Service offers options that might eliminate your need to visit the post office entirely.

Locate Your Post Office Online

The quickest way to find out which post office delivers your mail is by searching online. The USPS suggests locating your local post office by using the Service Locator tool on its website. On the Find Locations page under the drop-down section for location type, choose "post offices" and then enter your address. USPS will show you which location services your area.

Look at Your Package Delivery Information

If you missed a package or a certified letter, the mail carrier will leave a peach-colored slip on your door. This slip will include the address of the local post office that you need to visit to pick up your mail. The slip will also indicate when your mail will be available for pickup.

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Contact USPS

Another option is to contact USPS directly to find out which office delivers your mail. The general phone number for USPS is 1-800-ASK-USPS. Alternatively, you can send an email to USPS, but you may have to wait three business days for a response.

Alternatives to Visiting the Post Office

USPS offers a number of options that can help you avoid visiting the post office entirely. For example, if you missed a mail delivery you can fill out a form online to have the mail redelivered and choose what date you'll be available. You can also set up a account. With this account, you can authorize USPS to leave a package at your door if you're not home, request that your mail be temporarily put on hold or schedule an alert so you can make sure you're home to receive your package.

About the Author

With features published by media such as Business Week and Fox News, Stephanie Dube Dwilson is an accomplished writer with a law degree and a master's in science and technology journalism. She has written for law firms, public relations and marketing agencies, science and technology websites, and business magazines.

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