How to Restart Mail Service

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Restarting Service Early

The USPS allows customers to schedule a hold of their mail up to 30 days in advance. The post office holds mail for a period of three to 30 consecutive days. You can make hold requests online, at your local post office or by phone by calling 1-800-275-8777. If you need to modify or cancel your hold request, you must do so using the same method you used to submit your hold request. You can also stop the hold service by simply going to the post office and picking up your mail. When you do this, it automatically cancels the hold and delivery resumes the next postal business day.

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