U.S. Postal Service

Since 1970, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been an independent agency. The USPS provides mail processing and delivery services to individuals and businesses. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is the federal law enforcement agency which has jurisdiction in criminal matters affecting the integrity and security of the mail.

The U.S. Postal Service website provides useful information and online services for mail customers. If you are having a specific problem with the USPS that you cannot resolve and need assistance, please print out my Authorization Form and fax or mail it to my office.

Please note, as of Monday, May 14, 2007 new rates and fees for all classes of mail except Periodicals took effect. The new price to send a first class 1oz. letter is 41 cents, and each additional ounce is 17 cents per ounce.

The rate and fees for Periodicals will take effect on Sunday, July 15, 2007.

I hope the following resources will be helpful to you in your search. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact my office.

Basic USPS Resources
USPS Website
Locator - Find Local Post Office/Hours/Phone Number
Postmaster Finder
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Publications

Postal Services
Find a Zipcode
Find a Form
Calculate Postage
Track and Confirm
Products and Resources for Households
Products and Resources for Business
A-Z Listing of Products and Services

Receiving Mail Options
Submit Mail Forwarding or Change of Address Online
Submit Hold Mail Online
Submit Redelivery or Hold for Pickup at Post Office Online
P.O. Box Rental
Mail Delivery Frequently Asked Questions

Mailing and Shipping Guidelines
A Customer's Guide to Mailing
International Mail Resource

Other Postal Resources
Domestic Money Orders
Postal Shop
Stamp Collecting
Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee