Quick Answer: Do You Need A Physical Address To Get A PO Box?

Can a homeless person get a PO box?

Then of course there’s Post Office boxes (P.O.


Depending on how busy or small your local post office is, you can always just pay to keep a PO Box open for a certain amount of time and pick your mail up there.

Most homeless people do have some form of money or income coming in, though it may not be much.

How do I get a PO box and how much does it cost?

Renting a small P.O. box for six months costs as little as $19 in some locations, while in other locations the cost is $75. A full breakdown of the costs in each region is available on the U.S. Postal Service website.

Many forms will ask for a street address, and will specifically state no PO boxes. However, neither a PO Box nor a “private mail box” can be used as a “registered” address for legal notices. People generally use their law firm for purpose of their business’ registered address, or pay a “Registered Agent” service.

What do I need to get a PO box?

The Post Office will accept a

  • Valid driver’s license or state ID card.
  • Military, government, university, or recognized corporate ID.
  • Passport, alien registration card, or certificate of naturalization.
  • Current lease, mortgage, or deed of trust.
  • Voter or vehicle registration card.
  • Home or vehicle insurance policy.

What happens if you don’t have a mailing address?

Normally it is returned to the sender and the reason for non-delivery is marked on it, but if there is no return address the mail is sent one of the two Mail Recovery Centers, formerly known as Dead Letter Offices. There the items are opened to see if there is any way to get a return address, if not they are destroyed.

How can you get a package without an address?

There are a few ways to receive packages when you don’t have an address.

  1. Use a Mail Forwarding Service for all paper mail.
  2. Get packages shipped to your local USPS location by using General Delivery.
  3. Borrow an address.

Does Amazon ship to PO boxes?

If you want to be certain the package goes to your PO Box you’ll want to create a shipping address with ONLY the PO Box listed, not PO & street address. That way Amazon knows they must ship USPS. Other shippers (UPS, FedEx) cannot deliver to a PO Box, and will try to deliver to the street address if one is listed.

How much is a PO box at The UPS Store?

The average price of a UPS mailbox ranges from $20 to $25, depending on the UPS Store location.

How does a PO box work?

Mail security a PO Box is physically located inside a post office and is securely monitored in the location. Fast delivery of mail and packages because PO Boxes are hosted by the Post Office mail get delivered faster.

Does a PO box count as residence?

Some US states require that you live in the location for only six months, while others require a full year to establish residency. You will need an actual street address in your new state, and not a P.O. box or a private mail box (PMB) address, which is often listed as only a street address.

Can I use a PO box as proof of residency?

Depends on the state. I believe your license has to state your Physical Address but can also show your PO Box. But here’s the truth : you can’t get EITHER a License or a Po Box without Physical proof of your current address. So you’ll still have to provide your physical address despite your owning a po box.

Can u use a PO Box for my drivers license?

A: Although Pennsylvania allows this exemption, you would still be subject to the laws of the state where you are residing. You may not hold a driver’s license from more than one state. You may use a PO Box in addition to your residence address, but not as the only address on your license.

Are boxes free at the post office?

You can order free boxes and envelopes online at the USPS store. The Postal Service will even deliver the supplies to your door for free. Most boxes will typically come in packs of 10 or 25, so keep that in mind as you complete your order. You can also pick up free supplies at your local Post Office.

What is a 1583 form?

Why the USPS 1583 Form is Needed

In United States, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) regulates how mail can be received and handled. USPS also dictates procedures for all commercial mail receiving agents (CMRAs) such as In Out Parcel to follow. USPS Form 1583 authorizes a CMRA to receive mail on the customer’s behalf.

Can the post office make you move your mailbox?

Customers should seek advice from their local postmaster or mail carrier before installing a wall mount mailbox to ensure proper placement and uninterrupted mail delivery. The flap on a wall mount mailbox should operate smoothly and reliably. Mail carriers must have safe and unobstructed access to the mailbox.