Special Services

Certified Mail - provides you with a mailing receipt and a record of delivery is maintained at the recipient's post office. A return receipt provides you with proof of delivery and can be obtained for an additional fee. Certified mail service is available only for First-Class Mail. No insurance coverage is provided. A numbered label and completed receipt must be affixed. These labels can be obtained from mail services.

Registered Mail - the registered mail system is designed to provide added protection for valuable mail. Postage insurance may be purchased to cover articles valued up to $25,000. Registered mail is the most secure mail the Postal Service offers. It incorporates a system of receipts to monitor registered articles from the point of acceptance to delivery. Return receipt and restricted delivery services are available for additional fees. Added security may delay delivery by 24 - 48 hours.

Insured Mail - you can obtain payment for domestic mail that has been lost, rifled or damaged by having it insured. You can buy insurance up to $5,000 for Package Services mail. It is also available for merchandise mailed at the Priority mail or First-Class mail rates. Express Mail includes $500.00 insurance at no extra charge. Bulk Insurance is available for Standard Mail pieces subject to the residual shape surcharge.

Return Receipts -A return receipt is your proof of delivery. It is available for insured mail, certified, registered and domestic Express mail shipments. The return receipt identifies the article number, who signed for it and the date it was delivered. It is not necessary to utilize a return receipt on all certified or registered mailings. Be certain to identify your mail stop, department or cost center on any return receipts so we can route them back to you.

Last Modified: 7/12/22