Summer post office notice

Jan Griffin, Manager

We are now on our summer hours – 9:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday! Mail pick-up at the blue box, at the end of the parking lot, will be picked up daily at 2:15 p.m., except on Sundays.

For SunBird residents, we will hold your mail here at the SunBird Post Office. We also offer a Vacation Hold and Forward Service for residents who do not want to use the USPS Change of Address card; holding your mail for the duration of the time you are away from SunBird; forwarding the types of mail you specify; mailings processed on Friday should be delivered to you on Monday; you designate the Friday dates you desire mailings to be sent; cost for the service is $9.35 per mailing (postage – $7.35 plus $2.00 handling fee). We can hold your mail for an extended period of time. No charge for holding mail for 30 days. Over 30 days, cost is $1.00 per week. (USPS will only hold mail for 30 days.)

The SunBird Post Office provides all the services of USPS. We have Flat Rate boxes and envelopes, Priority boxes, which go by weight and distance. A parcel weighing less than 13 ounces would ship as a first-class package, which takes about three days. Packages weighing over 13 ounces would ship as a retail ground package and take about a week to arrive. Or you can use Priority Mail which takes two to three days to arrive. Also, there is a Media Mail rate for packages that contain ONLY books, manuscripts, cassette tapes or CDs, which also will take about a week to arrive. Media Mail cannot contain advertising. Media rate packages are x-rayed by the Postal Service to confirm the contents.

We can accept all international letters and mail under 13 ounces which DOES NOT require a customs form. Also, we do not have the capability of doing Express Mail. These services are provided at the Chandler Heights Post Office.

Here at the SunBird Post Office, my staff is more than willing to help with making decisions of the best way to send a package and prepare it for mailing. We want to make it a good experience for everyone who uses our post office. We appreciate your business.