www.usps.com/poboxes – Rent or Renew a PO Box

Rent or Renew a PO Box

  • Renting a P.O. Box can be one of the safest and most convenient methods to handle your mail and package delivery
  • Many Post Offices have extended hours, and almost all have 24 hour P.O. Box access
  • Reserve your P.O. Box online with a credit card

Identity theft is a pretty prevalent problem in today’s world, so it’s important to be concerned about your privacy. Unfortunately, one of the easiest potential targets in your home is also one of the least secure: your mailbox.

If you’re concerned about keeping your personal information safe in the mail, or you’re concerned about the safety of packages that you have delivered to your home, you’ll probably want to consider opening a P.O. Box. It’s the safest and often the most convenient method to making sure that your mail is only seen and opened by you. One of the best parts about having a P.O. Box is that in the majority of cases, you can access your mail 24 hours a day, whether the Post Office location is open or not.

The monthly price of your P.O. Box depends on the size, but the smallest box is usually enough for most everyday mail. If you have a business that receives a lot of incoming mail though, you might want to invest in a larger P.O. Box.

To make things easier, you can even reserve your P.O. Box online and pay for it with a credit card. To start receiving your mail at a P.O. Box, you will need to print the application form, fill it out, and bring your e-mailed receipt plus two forms of identification to the post office. Once you have your information squared away with the Post Office, you’re all set to begin receiving mail!

To contact the Post Office regarding your P.O. Box:

  • 1-800-275-8777


  1. www.usps.com/poboxes