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I have a post office in PA (Bear Creek) that was built for PO boxes only. It is listed in the USPS.com, but nobody is there. The Wilkes Barra PO stated that there are only PO boxes there and they deliver to them. Is this considered a PO?

asked 30 Jul '15, 14:01

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I believe that since this facility is listed on officially at the USPS website, it should be gathered, even if it does not have a postmaster. The directions regarding post offices suggests that only mail drop-in locations and contract location without zipcode shouldn't be edited.


answered 31 Jul '15, 08:11

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I'm looking at the USPS locator site and I don't see a Post Office in Bear Creek, PA. I'm using: https://tools.usps.com/go/POLocatorAction.action.


answered 31 Jul '15, 09:38

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I'm sorry, it's not in the USPS.com find a Post Office, but it is in the database that USGS provide and it is listed under Approved Postal Providers in find a post office. Also, as I stated above, the Wilkes Barre PO explained to me that the building was build specifically for the housing of PO Boxes (only)

(31 Jul '15, 14:44) msean21

Official Description: An official facility of the U.S. Postal Service used for processing and distributing mail and other postal material.

INCLUDES: Branch post offices, community post offices, and facilities with a postmaster

DOES NOT INCLUDE: Mail drop off locations (blue US Mail box) or contract locations which do not have their own zip code.

As shown from the many answers some of these are not easy to figure out. Upon further review and since this "Approved Postal Provider" is in a unique building, our suggestion is to keep the point.

In cases like these, continue to use your best judgement along with any supporting evidence to make your decision. Good work on this point, and thank you for asking the question.


answered 31 Jul '15, 15:53

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