USPS CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Below is the link to the official USPS.com website where you can change your address. We have also included some basic frequently asked questions in regards to changing an address with the United States Postal Service.

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FAQ’s

Q:After completing the online form on the USPS website, how long does it take for my mail to be forwarded to the new address?

A:The change of address process can take up to two full weeks after the online form being completed with the USPS. You will also receive a confirmation packet in the mail typically within 5 days.

Q:Will I have to complete a change of address (COA) for each person living at this address and pay the USPS $1.00?

A:Yes, you will need to complete a COA for each person that was living at the address.

Q:After requesting a change of address form with the USPS, how long will it last until I would have to complete another online form?

A:Below is a chart of the forwarding time frames to have your mail sent to your new address.


Mail Class Forwarded for…
First-Class Mail® / First-Class Package Service® / Priority Mail® service (bills, invoices, personal correspondence, reply mail) 12 months
Priority Mail Express® service (merchandise, printed material) 12 months
Periodicals (magazines, newsletters) 60 days
USPS Marketing Mail™ (formerly Standard Mail®) (advertisements, catalogs, retail offers) Only forwarded IF the mailer specifies forwarding instructions
USPS Retail Ground® (formerly called “Standard Post”) 12 months (Forwarded only to domestic addresses)
Library Mail, Bound Printed Matter, and Media Mail® 12 months (Forwarded only to domestic addresses)

Q:How much does it cost to forward my mail to my new address?

A:There is a $1.00, “identification validation fee.” required. You can pay either by credit or debit cards.

Q:Are there any other steps I can do to ensure my mail get’s forwarded to the new address?

A:Yes, you can notify all senders individually that you have moved and give them your new address.

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