USPS Homepage Skip Navigation USPS Home | Postal Explorer Home
  Go to HTML Version >
     
  CALCULATORS/TOOLS:
  Postage Prices:
    Domestic
      Retail
      Business
    International
      Retail
      Business
  APO/FPO/DPO
  Restrictions
  Conversion Calculator
  Country Max Limits and
  Price Groups
  Customs Forms Indicator
  Service Standards
  Zone Charts
     
  DMM Streamline
     
    DMM Cross Reference
     
  Address Quality
  Business Customer
  Gateway
  Business Mail 101
  CASS
  Federal Register Notices
  Locate a Post Office
  Mailpiece Design
  Merlin
  PAVE
  PCSC
  Postage Statements
  Postal Bulletins
  Postal Links
  RIBBS
  Standard Mail Eligibility
  Decision Tree & CSRs
  ZIP Code Lookup
     
  About Postal Explorer
  Contact Us
  Download Acrobat Reader

 

 

May 5, 2014

 

May DMM Update

 

Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com) is your source for up-to-date mailing standards. The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) is fully searchable on Postal Explorer and features fly-out menus, cross-reference links, and an extensive subject index. Today we updated our mailing standards to include the following changes:


Qualified Business Reply Mail—Revised PS Form 6805

We revised 505.1.0 to expand the use of PS Form 6805, Qualified Business Reply Mail™ (QBRM) Application, to include Business Reply Mail® (BRM) ZIP+4® Code assignments and validations. We published this information in the April 3, 2014, Postal Bulletin.

 

Inclusion of “Diplomatic Post Office (DPO)” for Mail Balloting Materials

We revised 703.8.2.2 to clarify that eligible balloting materials may be mailed without prepayment of postage when deposited at a Diplomatic Post Office (DPO). We published this information in the April 17, 2014, Postal Bulletin.

 

Inclusion of “Diplomatic Post Office (DPO)” When Sending Hazardous, Restricted, or Perishable Materials

We revised 703.2.3.1 to clarify that hazardous, restricted, or perishable materials mailed to, from, and between Diplomatic Post Offices are subject to the conditions of International Mail Manual (IMM®) 130; the standards in DMM 601; Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail; and conditions prescribed by the Department of Defense (DOD), as listed in “Overseas Military/Diplomatic Mail” section of the Postal Bulletin. We published this information in the April 17, 2014, Postal Bulletin.

 

Our next scheduled DMM update is June 2, 2014.