How to get a mailbox key from USPS

If your building has a USPS owned mailbox you can get a key from USPS

Prerequisites: Your name is on the lease for the building associated with the mailbox

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 1 - 2 hours

Tools Required: Valid ID and a copy of your lease

Expected Outcome:  You will have a key for your mailbox Screen Shot 2020-03-27 at 5.00.45 PM-1

Steps to Perform 

  1. Find your local USPS post office
    1. You can search for it here:
  2. Bring a valid ID and a copy of your lease
    1. Your name must be on the lease or else you cannot get a key
  3. Wait in line and ask for a mailbox key for your address
    1. You will be asked to present your lease and ID
    2. Fees will differ depending on local costs