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Customer Support Ruling


Drivers' Licenses, Motor Vehicle Registrations, and Titles
July 2005

PS-160 (233.2.3)

This Customer Support Ruling determines whether a driver's license, motor vehicle registration, and title are considered “personal information” and mailable only at First-Class Mail or Express Mail rates.

Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) 233.2.3*, prescribes that matter containing personal information must be mailed as First-Class Mail (or Express Mail). Personal information is any information specific to the addressee.

The descriptive information contained in drivers' licenses, other types of operator licenses, motor vehicle registrations and automobile titles is unique, making those items personal information which would subject them to the First-Class Mail or Express Mail rates of postage.

*See also DMM 333.2 and 433.2.

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