What do you do if mail is not delivered?

For delayed mail, either domestic or international, call 1-800-275-8777 to file a complaint. Or go to USPS online, choose the tab marked “Where is My Package” or “Where is My Mail.” For lost or damaged mail, file a claim for either international mail or domestic mail.

Is it illegal for the post office to not deliver your mail?

Ruiz said carriers may refuse to deliver mail to places they feel are unsafe or threatening, such as a home with a dangerous dog. However, the Postal Service is supposed to leave a written notice to residents if they stop deliveries, telling them where to pick up their mail.

How do you find a letter lost in the mail?

If it has been lost, late or missing for 7 days or more, you can:

  1. Go to for additional information: Find Missing Mail on USPS.com.
  2. Submit a Missing Mail search request at MissingMail.USPS.com.
  3. File a claim (for insured items meeting the appropriate timeframe).

How do I write a letter to the postmaster?

With due respect I, ………………………… , living in your postal zone would like to bring to your kind notice about the loss of an important letter that was addressed to me. I regret to inform you that irregular and late delivery of letters addressed to me have been causing setbacks to me for some time.

Can mail take 2 weeks?

Standard mail will typically be delivered in under 5 business days locally, but nationwide it could take 2 to 3 weeks. Standard Mail should not be used for time-sensitive mail.

How do I write an authorization letter to the post office?

I ___________ (Name), am authorising Mr/Mrs/Ms ___________ (Name) to collect letters in my name as being ___________ (Out of town / Busy / Engaged With Some Work) I am not available at the moment. I hereby request you to kindly handover the letters for address ______________ (Your address) to the authorized person.

When will you stop asking recipients to sign for items delivered?

Due to the current coronavirus situation we’re no longer asking recipients to sign for items delivered on or after Saturday 14 March 2020.

What happens if you refuse to accept certified mail?

After attempts to deliver the item has been made, the recipient will have to go to the post office to pick up the letter. So, if you plan on refusing certified mail, this is your chance to do it. Nothing extraordinarily bad happens. It’s not illegal to refuse this type of package, letter, or parcel.

What happens if there is no signature on a royal mail package?

We will not consider a claim for loss, if the only reason for making the claim is the lack of signature, if there is evidence it was delivered. We will still capture the recipient’s name and confirmation of delivery which can be viewed at www.royalmail.com/track-your-item. Find out more at www.royalmail.com/coronavirus.

Can someone else sign and print my certified mail for me?

As long as you have given them the slip, they are good to go. Should someone else (daughter, friend, significant other, etc) be picking up your certified mail, they need to sign and print their name. There is a well-told myth going around that they will need to write your name but this isn’t true at all.