Print USPS to update PO Box records
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 21 July 2010 06:00

The Camp Verde Post Office is in the process of updating records for its customers who receive mail in a post office box. That accounts for a large segment of the Camp Verde population.

The post office typically tries to update records every couple of years of who is supposed to be receiving what mail and where, but some of the records at the local office have fallen behind.

“We have some boxes that haven’t been updated with new information since the ’60s and ’70s,” postal employee Cynthia Petty said.

It’s a matter of housekeeping, Petty said.

“A lot of these boxes have a lot of different names assigned to them,” Petty said.

Notices are being given to postal customers around a month in advance when a box is scheduled for a renewal payment, Petty said.

A form will need to be filled out and returned within 30 days to prove that everyone who is associated with the mail box is verified.

The post office needs to know everyone who receives mail in a particular PO box; it also needs two forms of identification for each individual.

The list of approved identification includes any of the following:

  • valid driver’s license
  • state ID card
  • passport
  • alien registration
  • certificate of naturalization
  • current lease, mortgage or deed of trust
  • voter registration card
  • vehicle registration
  • home or vehicle insurance policy
  • armed forces ID
  • government ID
  • university ID
  • recognized corporate ID

These are the forms listed on the notice being sent to postal customers, but Petty said the post office will accept other forms of identification, including gun registration documents or other legitimate paperwork.

Minors who receive mail in a post office box are not required to provide identification; they just need to be denoted as minors on the returned form.