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Postal Services

Mail Endorsements


First-Class Mail including Postcard Paid at the Card Rate

Address Service Requested

If undeliverable:

  • Mail piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached; no charge

If change-of-address on file:

  • Month 1-12: Mail piece forwarded; no charge; separate notice of new address provided to sender; address correction fee charge.
  • Month 13-18: Mail piece returned with new address or reason for nondelivery attached; no charge
  • After Month 18: Mail piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached; no charge
Return Service Requested

If undeliverable or change-of-address on file:

  • Mail piece returned with new address or reason for nondelivery attached; no charge
Change Service Requested

If undeliverable or change-of-address on file:

  • Electronic ACS notice of new address or reason for nondelivery provided to sender; address correction fee charged; mail piece disposed of by USPS
  • NOTE: Use of this endorsement on First Class Mail is limited to mailers that participate in Address Change Service (ACS). This endorsement may not be used for mail with any special service (e.g., certified, registered mail).

First Class Mail with no ACS participant code:

  • Same as USPS action for “Return Service Requested”
Forwarding Service Requested

If undeliverable:

  • Mail piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached; no charge

If change-of-address on file:

  • Months 1-12: Mail piece forwarded; no charge
  • Months 13-18: Mail piece returned with new address or reason for nondelivery attached; no charge
  • After Month 18: Mail piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached; no charge
Temp-Return Service Requested

If undeliverable:

  • Mail piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached; no charge

If temporary change-of-address on file:

  • Mail piece forwarded to temporary change-of-address; no charge

Otherwise:

  • Mail piece returned with new address or reason for nondelivery attached; no charge
  • NOTE: Temporary change-of-address information is not provided to the sender.
No Endorsement

If undeliverable or change-of-address on file:

  • Same as USPS action for “Forwarding Service Requested”

Postcards paid at the card rate under DMM C100 are returned only if a return address is placed in the upper left corner of the address area or the upper left corner of the postcard, as appropriate. If no return address appears as described, the UAA postcards, paid at the card rate are not returnable and are disposed of by the USPS.

Standard Mail (A)

Address Service Requested

If undeliverable:

  • Mail piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached; weighted piece charge

If change-of-address on file:

  • Month 1-12: Mail piece forwarded; separate notice of new address provided to sender; address correction fee charged
  • Month 13-18: Mail piece returned with new address or reason for nondelivery attached; weighted piece charge
  • After Month 18: Mai piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached; weighted piece charge
Return Service Requested

If undeliverable or change-of-address on file:

  • Mail piece returned with new address or reason for nondelivery attached; first class postage charged
Change Service Requested

For First Class Mail only!

Forwarding Service Requested

If undeliverable:

  • Mail piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached: weighted piece charge

If change-of-address on file:

  • Month 1-12: Mail piece forwarded; address correction fee charged
  • Month 13-18: Mail piece returned with new address or reason for nondelivery attached; weighted piece charge
  • After Month 18: Mail piece returned with reason for nondelivery attached; weighted piece charge
No Endorsement

If undeliverable or change-of-address on file:

  • Mail piece is discarded as per USPS regulations

Standard Mail is forwardable only to domestic addresses.

Weighted Fee is used only when returning pieces endorsed “Address Service Requested” or “Forwarding Service Requested.”