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Subject: Change of Address
Date Posted: 5/15/2015 12:17 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Not specific to PBS, but a question for members & USPS employees who hang out here. 

We have a family member who evicted a roomie awhile back.  It's been over a month and the roomie hasn't put in a mail forward.  Firmly in the 'roomie from hell' category, nobody wants to continue getting his mail...and the roomie deserves being nagged by his well earned debt collectors.

I've tried to do a forward online, but there were 'ownership' issues.  Can the property owner (or a representative) go to the local PO and put in a mail forward? 

What are the guidelines to make sure a person's mail is properly re-directed to their new address (esp. if they aren't mature or responsible enough to do it themselves)?

Last Edited on: 5/15/15 12:19 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 5/15/2015 2:02 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2007
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At my office we had a contractor/employee who left w/o submitting a forwarding order. He had been getting his personal mail (checks, bills, tax notices) in addition to business -related mail. So after three months I submitted the order online myself as I was getting tired of collecting the mail for him hoping he'd stop back in and pick it up.  Actually had to do three since he was getting mail under a couple different company names as well as personally. Used my business email address for the confirmation and a company CC for the fee, but would gladly have paid using my own CC. Over a year later we still get a few things for him since the orders have expired but I just write 'refused/return to sender' (cross out the mailing address and any bar codes since the machines will just send it right back) and hand it to my mail carrier.

mistie -
Date Posted: 5/17/2015 2:15 PM ET
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I would be marking everything "return to sender" and leaving it in my mailbox for the mail person to take away.

Date Posted: 5/18/2015 4:25 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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IMO not getting his mail is probably a bonus (ie return to sender)...owes money to a couple gov't agencies and credit venders.

I'm going to try another mail forward.