Local post office requires verification on PO boxes


August 2, 2018

A copy of the envelope in which the letter from Postal Headquarters in Washington D.C. is delivered to boxholders. The letter requests a verification of the No-Fee (Group E) post office box. Some Petersburg residents have been throwing the envelope away, without reading the letter inside, believing it to be junk mail.

In early July, the United States Postal Service sent out a nationwide letter asking customers with a No-Fee (Group E) post office box to complete an annual verification of their PO box.

In the letter, the USPS asks customers to submit an attached form within 10 days of receiving the notice in order to verify the PO box. According to Dawn Peppinger, marketing manager with the USPS, the verification needs be completed sometime before the PO box's annual renewal date. If the owner of a No-Fee (Group E) PO box doesn't have to renew their PO Box until November, as long as they submit the annual...

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