How to Convert a Post Office Box to a Street Address

by Linda Emma; Updated September 26, 2017
Post Office Boxes

Whether you are changing the address of your business location or your home, converting your post office box to a new address is a simple procedure. Just bring proof of identification and fill out the proper change-of-address form at your local United States Post Office.

Step 1

Go to the post office where your P.O. box is located.

Step 2

Obtain the change of address form.

Step 3

Fill out the required information including: whether conversion is for an individual, family or business; personal information; current P.O. vox; if it is for a permanent or temporary change; the date change is to begin; and the new address to which your mail will be forwarded.

Step 4

Submit the form to the postal clerk along with your proof of identification.

Step 5

Inform those from whom you receive mail of your change of address. The post office will forward mail for up to a year.

Step 6

Cancel your P.O. box.


  • You can also request a change of address online at the United States Postal Service website.


  • Ask when you submit your change-of-address how long the process will take; it can take up to two weeks.

About the Author

Linda Emma is a long-standing writer and editor. She is also a digital marketing professional and published author with more than 20 years experience in media and business. She works as a content manager and professional writing tutor at a private New England college. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northeastern University.

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