Certified Mail

Accountable Mail includes all Certified, Registered, Insured and Express Mail

Definition

Certified Mail – provides you with a mailing receipt and a record of delivery and is maintained by the post office for two years.  A return receipt to provide you with proof of delivery can be obtained for an additional fee.   Certified mail service is available only for First Class Mail.  No insurance coverage is provided.

See Sample at the bottom of this page

A numbered label and completed receipt must be affixed.

Return Receipt (Optional) – A return receipt is your proof of delivery. It is available for insured mail and with certified, registered and domestic express mail service.  The return receipt identifies the article number, who signed for it and the date it was delivered.  It is not necessary to utilize a return receipt on all certified or registered mailings.  Be certain to identify your Department Name, Address including the Mailstop (MS) number on any return receipt so we can route them back to your department.

Customer Benefits

  • Proves that a letter or package was mailed and received
  • Offers the option of a return receipt
  • Inexpensive way to get proof of mailing and record of delivery

The following items are needed to prepare an Insured Mailing:

  • Certified Mailing article number receipt
  • Green Return Receipt (optional but recommended)

Supplies are available upon request through the Campus Mail Center at X-2321.

Certified Mail Sample

Front

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Back

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