• It now costs 34 cents to mail a letter

    The U.S. Postal Service raised postage rates Jan. 7. You can access information about the new rates on the Web.

    Below is a brief overview of the new rates. If you have questions, please call John Barron at (651) 962-6584 or you can speak to a postal representative from the USPS at (612) 349-6360.

    Domestic (U.S.A.) mail:

    First-class letter:

    • First ounce: 34 cents
    • Nonstandard surcharge (less than 1 ounce): 11 cents
    • Each additional ounce (up to 13 ounces): 21 cents

    Stamped card (sold by USPS): 22 cents
    Post cards (private cards): 20 cents
    Priority mail (up to 1 pound): $3.50
    Priority mail (1-2 pounds): $3.95
    Express mail (up to 8 ounces): $12.25
    Express mail (up to 2 pounds): $16

    Special services:

    Registered (insured up to $100): $7.50
    Certified: $1.90
    Return receipt: $1.50
    Requested after mailing: $3.50
    Restricted Delivery: $3.20
    Insured (up to $50): $1.10
    C.O.D. (up to $50): $4.50
    Special handling (up to 10 pounds): $5.40
    Domestic money order: 75 cents
    Money order inquiry (after 60 days): $2.75
    Return receipt for merchandise: $2.35
    Address service requested (manual): 60 cents
    Address service requested (automated): 20 cents
    Certificate of mailing (per article): 75 cents
    Pick-up fee (Express, Priority, and Standard B): $10.25
    Delivery confirmation:

    • Priority mail (electronically): 0 cents; (retail): 40 cents
    • Standard B (electronically): 12 cents; (retail): 50 cents

    Signature capture: Priority and Standard B (electronically): $1.25; (retail): $1.75

     

     

     

     

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