Retail Post Offices Enjoy July 4th Holiday Off
The “mail must get through” is the general philosophy of the U.S. Postal Service. On a side note, it is also a Disney song. In any case you have heard it in one form or another I am sure. Neither rain, sleet, hail, etc. I am not sure exactly how goes.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds
That is the unofficial creed of the U.S. Postal Service, but there are times when the mail does not go through… such as Federal Holidays. And we have one of those this week in the form of Independence Day.
In observance of Independence Day, retail Post Offices will be closed Saturday, July 4th. In addition, there will be limited administrative functions on Friday, July 3rd.
Here is the official “what’s what” from the Postal Service over the next couple of day, including limited package delivery:
Friday, July 3:
- Normal (Friday) service levels will be provided in delivery and collection operations
- Retail windows will be open during regular hours of operation
- Postal administrative functions may be closed or limited
Saturday, July 4:
- There will be no regular delivery service, except for Holiday Premium Priority Mail Express
- Window service (including shipping supplies and services, stamps and money orders and passport application acceptance) will be closed
- Customers with Post Offices Boxes inside of a retail Post Office lobby may wish to plan ahead or check with their local manager on accessibility
Monday, July 6:
- Return to normal delivery service
- Retail windows open regular hours
The Postal Service continues to work to stamp out dog bites. We ask customers to be mindful of dogs during the holiday weekend and keep a clear path to the mailbox.
In addition, please note:
For 24/7 access to most postal products and services, go to www.usps.com where you can look up a ZIP Code, track a package, buy stamps, hold mail, print postage online, submit a change of address, schedule a package pickup and find Post Office locations including self-service kiosks.
Customers can also renew passports or sign up for our latest innovation, Informed Delivery, at www.usps.com. Informed Delivery lets residential consumers see what is arriving in their mailboxes by sending them digital previews of their incoming envelopes and postcards. These images can be viewed via email notifications or accessed through an online dashboard at informeddelivery.usps.com— perfect for travelers to check for important letters that are arriving over the holiday weekend.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, product’s and services to fund its operations.