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Customer Support Ruling


Nonsubscriber Copies – In-County Rates
Updated January 2001

PS-122 (707.7.9.3)

This Customer Support Ruling discusses the standards for mailing nonsubscriber copies at the In-County rates.

Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) 707.7.9.3, provides that during a calendar year, the total number of nonsubscriber copies mailed at the In-County rates may not exceed 10 % of the number of the subscribers' copies of the publication mailed at the In-County rates.

If a publisher is entitled under DMM 707.11.3, to mail paid copies of a Periodicals publication at the In-County rates, but elects to distribute all paid in-county copies by a means outside of the mails, then the publisher would not be able to mail nonsubscriber copies at the In-County rates.  In other words, entitlement to mail nonsubscriber copies at the In-County rates depends upon whether or not paid copies are mailed at those rates.

Sherry Suggs
Mailing Standards
United States Postal Service
Washington DC 20260-3436