USPS assigning a PO Box without consent?
December 29, 2010 9:39 AM Subscribe
Can the US post office just assign you a PO box without your consent and refuse let you switch your mailing address to your home?
posted by piratebowling to Law & Government (34 answers total)
We recieved a call in the office from a woman having difficulty recieving mail at her home, claiming the Post Office assigned her a PO Box without her consent and is not delivering mail to her home. Is this even possible?
According to her, she had lived in her home for 50 years, this seems to have happened fairly recently for her, the post office is treating this as a change of address and automatically sending mail to the PO Box. She sounded a little unstable so we had trouble believing there isn't more to the story, but I'm just shocked at the idea that the post office would have the authority to change your mailing address without your consent.
Details: This is Philadelphia, a fairly densely populated part of town and, according to google maps, down the street from a post office. So this is not a case of a physically isolated adress that is hard to deliever to.