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Postal Service Observing Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The Postal Service will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Post Offices will be closed and there will be no mail delivery with the exception of Priority Mail Express, which is available 365 days a year.

The Postal Service will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Post Offices will be closed and there will be no mail delivery with the exception of Priority Mail Express, which is available 365 days a year.

Post Offices will reopen and regular mail deliveries will resume Tuesday, Jan. 22.

If customers are in need of postage or other basic postal services, self-service kiosks are available at more than 2,883 locations nationwide and most are open 24 hours, 7 days per week. There are no extra fees to use the USPS kiosks. To locate a USPS Self-Service Kiosk, go to Quick Tools on the USPS website to “Find USPS Locations.” In the drop down list under “Location Types” select “Self-Service Kiosks.” Enter your city and state, or your ZIP Code, and search to see a list of Postal facilities with kiosks closest to the location that you entered.

USPS self-service kiosks offer a wide range of services for simple transactions including:

  • choosing the faster or most affordable shipping option
  • weighing letters, flats, and parcels up to 70 pounds
  • purchasing variable rate postage in any denomination for Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Mail and USPS Retail Ground services
  • purchasing Delivery Confirmation, Signature Confirmation, Insurance, Certified, and Return Receipt After Mailing services
  • printing Priority Mail Express forms; performing ZIP Code lookup
  • purchasing stamps; renewing your Post Office Box; paying with a debit, credit, or EBT card
  • printing a receipt with the USPS Tracking number.

The USPS online Post Office is open around the clock to help you purchase postage and shipping supplies, track your packages, change your address, find a location to renew your passport or sign up for our latest innovation, Informed Delivery.

Informed Delivery lets residential consumers see what is arriving in their mailboxes by sending them digital previews of their incoming envelopes and postcards. These images can be viewed via email notifications or accessed through an online dashboard — perfect for travelers to check for important letters that are arriving over the holiday weekend.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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