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Old 06-07-2019, 11:10 AM
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Since I closed my house in Mallory Square some important mail is being sent to my address there. I will not be in TV for a few months and I tried to call the post office to ask what to do. The contact for Mallory Square post office on the web site redirected me to TV sales center. The lady at the sales center told me there is no phone at Mallory Square post office but that Lady Lake Post office handles all the mail. Then she said they have a phone number but they will not pick up, which it true as when I dialed I got a busy signal constantly. She suggested I go in person (from several thousand miles away). There must be another solution.
How does the postal service (which I assume is a government service) work in TV, or the county. How do I talk to someone?
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:20 AM
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Call the USPO and complain, believe me they’ll call you back
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:23 AM
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Since I closed my house in Mallory Square some important mail is being sent to my address there. I will not be in TV for a few months and I tried to call the post office to ask what to do. The contact for Mallory Square post office on the web site redirected me to TV sales center. The lady at the sales center told me there is no phone at Mallory Square post office but that Lady Lake Post office handles all the mail. Then she said they have a phone number but they will not pick up, which it true as when I dialed I got a busy signal constantly. She suggested I go in person (from several thousand miles away). There must be another solution.
How does the postal service (which I assume is a government service) work in TV, or the county. How do I talk to someone?
Why not get your real estate agent or someone you know to visit the local Mallory mail pick up station and fill out a mail hold card? I think they will hold your mail at the station for a period of time, or put it in one of the large mailboxes there.
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:24 AM
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I can change my mail deliver options on line. Go to the post office site and see if you can.
You can also use a paper form to change addresses.
Start your research here Official USPS Change of Address Form
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:31 AM
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Did you try (800-275-8777)? I think that is a national phone number for USPS. It might take a while to get them to drill down to the local post office but that may be your best bet. You could also just go to any USPS post office and see if they can help.

I'm sure there is a way to get your mail forwarded with a phone call but it may be complicated as USPS won't have an easy way to know who is asking them to forward your mail.

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Old 06-07-2019, 11:43 AM
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AM I missing something............Why not go online and forward your mail??
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:44 AM
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Use the link Dan9871 provided, click Track and Manage, then click Forwarding Mail. You can have mail temporarily forwarded for 6 months and you can at the end of the initial 6 months, extend for another 6 months. Nothing complicated, so easy a caveman can do it.
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:53 AM
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I can change my mail deliver options on line. Go to the post office site and see if you can.
You can also use a paper form to change addresses.
Start your research here Official USPS Change of Address Form
Be advised that processing a temporary mail forwarding request will require payment of $1 paid by credit card as confirmation that it is really you making the request. It does take a couple of days to process before actually taking effect.
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Old 06-07-2019, 12:06 PM
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Please let us know what works. I think the position you are in is a bit different than most of us when we hold or forward USPS mail.

If the address for your credit card is not your Mallory Square address, I don't see how the USPS can honor your request. The trick here is that USPS has to authenticate somehow that you are the person that lives in the house at the Mallory Square address.

I think the same will be true if you want the mail forwarded.
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Old 06-07-2019, 12:48 PM
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I think if you have someone fill out a yellow card at the local mailbox pick up station, the delivery people will keep your mail there for up to 30 days.
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