Mail isn’t getting where it should

Published 8:41 am Monday, January 30, 2012


Here is an update to my previous letter about mail delivery: I called the local post office to notify them of the law governing the obstruction of or interference of mail. I was told they would look into it and call me back. After not receiving any calls, I called them and was told that no, I don’t have the right to receive mail under someone else’s name at my address. I looked up postal law again and found the following:

1.0: Recipient Options

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1.1: Basic Recipient Concerns

1.1.1: Delivery to Addressee

Addressees may control delivery of their mail. Without a contrary order, the mail is delivered as addressed. Mail addressed to several persons may be delivered to any one of them. Don’t believe everything you’re told either. It appears that rather than take care of the problem, the local post office has determined to make their own rules governing the delivery of local mail.

I have contacted the postmaster general to file a formal complaint. Why is it that rather than try to take care of a problem, people make things up or say what they need to in order to avoid trouble?

If we do nothing then they continue to get away with it. It is up to you to know your rights.


Joseph Lee

Albert Lea