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136 Deposit

1.0 Deposit for First-Class Mail

1.1 Single-Piece and Card Mailings

Single-piece First-Class Mail letters and cards may be deposited into any collection box, mail receptacle, or at any place where mail is accepted if the full required postage is paid with adhesive stamps. Metered mail must be deposited in locations under the jurisdiction of the licensing Post Office, except as permitted under 604.4.0, Postage Meters and PC Postage Products (“Postage Evidencing Systems”). Permit imprint mail must be presented at a Post Office under 604.5.0, Permit Imprint (Indicia), or 705, Advanced Preparation and Special Postage Payment Systems.

1.2 Returns

USPS First Class Package Return Service, retail option is available either via an Automated Postal Center (APC) transaction or at a retail window with Point of Service (POS) One capability. The Postal Service will apply a tracking barcode to these pieces and provide tracking information, including confirmation of delivery.