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