Known Office of Publication Change
Within Same Jurisdiction or Ownership Change
Updated October 1996
This Customer Support Ruling
discusses a change in a
publisher’s known office of publication when it remains within the
jurisdiction of the same original entry post office. It also
discusses a change in ownership of a Periodicals publication.
Domestic Mail Manual
(DMM) 707.9.1.2 states, in part, that an application for reentry on
PS Form 3510 is not required if the known office of publication
remains within the jurisdiction of that post office. In
addition, a PS Form 3510 is not required when
a Periodicals authorization permit has been granted for a
publication and the publication is sold. The permit is
transferable to the new owner assuming that the publication
continues to be published and issued in full compliance with the
regulations of the Postal Service under which Periodicals mailing
privileges are authorized.
When a PS Form
3510 is not required, the postmaster of the office of original entry
must be notified in writing (i.e. by letter) in each instance.
Notice of the new known office of publication address is needed to
provide postmasters with the physical location where the publisher’s
circulation records are to be maintained for the purpose of
conducting eligibility reviews under DMM 707.8. Notice of the new
owner’s name is needed so that information on PS Form 3526,
Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation, may be
verified as required in DMM 707.8.3.2.
Anita J. Bizzotto
United States Postal Service
Washington DC 20260-3436