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How do I find the forwarding address of a person who has moved?

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The post office will not give that information, they will "forward" the package, letter, parcel and such to the new address and will not notify you.

Notifying you about the address chance is a violation of privacy to the person who moved. How can they tell if the person moved to a new house to "get away" from you? So it is unlawful conduct for them to give information like that away.

I don't understand what the bottom portion speaks of, since every postal service has their own ways of handling forwarding of mail. Our site is no place to list private rules and regulations from any corporation, or government agency.



Return Service

 Temporary Return Service 
 Change Service 
 Address Service Template 
   

     
Undeliverable as Addressed

Undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA) mail is forwarded, returned to sender, or treated as dead mail as authorized for the particular mail class. A mailer endorsement is used to instruct the Postal Service regarding the mailpiece’s appropriate disposition upon determining that it is UAA.

On First-Class Mail, the following endorsements may be used as an updating method to meet the move update standard:

Return Service Requested. If UAA, the mail piece is returned with the new address or reason for nondelivery; no charge.

Temporary Return Service Requested. If UAA and a temporary change-of-address have been filed, the mailpiece is forwarded at no charge. No separate notice of a new temporary change-of-address is provided.


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Address Service Requested

• Months 1 - 12: the mail piece is forwarded; no charge; a separate notice of the new address is provided; an address correction fee is charged.

• Months 13 - 18: the mail piece is returned with the new address attached; no charge.

• After month 18 or if undeliverable: the mail piece is returned with reason for nondelivery attached; no charge.


Change Service Requested. Separate notice of new address or reason for nondelivery provided; in either case, address-correction fee is charged; mail piece is not forwarded or returned but disposed of by the Postal Service. This endorsement option is available for First-Class Mail only when used in conjunction with electronic Address Change Service [ACS].

Ancillary service endorsements allow the sender to obtain on request (provided the appropriate endorsement is used) the addressee's new (forwarding) address (if the addressee filed a Change-of-Address Order with the Postal Service) or the reason for nondelivery. These endorsements also provide the Postal Service with instructions for the disposition of UAA mail.

Optional Ancillary Service Endorsement Locations In addition to the current location under the return address (1), ancillary service endorsements may be placed above the delivery address block (2), to the left of the postage area (3), or below the postage area (4) (postage stamps, meter stamps, or permit imprints).

Standard Mail Standard mail rates will provide you with reduced postage rates; however mail is not forwarded or returned. Standard Mail that cannot be delivered to the person at the mailing address on the card will be disposed of unless you provide specific instructions to the Post Office in the form of an Occupant Address or via an Ancillary Service Endorsement.

Using an Occupant Address will result in the cards being left at the address regardless of the current occupant. An Ancillary Service Endorsement is a phrase that tells the USPS how you want undeliverable pieces handled.

Acceptable Occupant Addresses: • “Or Current Resident” • “Or Occupant Resident” • “Or Occupant”

Ancillary Service Endorsements

Overview Ancillary service endorsements are used by mailers to request an addressee's new address and to provide the USPS with instructions on how to handle undeliverable-as-addressed pieces.

The endorsements consist of one keyword: "Address," "Return," "Change," or "Forwarding," followed by the two words "Service Requested." The endorsements are the same for all classes of mail, but the treatment and cost differ by class of mail. Use of an ancillary service endorsement on a mailpiece obligates the mailer to pay any applicable charges for forwarding, return, and separate address notification charges.

General Proper placement of the endorsement is required. If the endorsement cannot be seen or understood, you might not receive the service requested. A return address must be used and placed in the upper left corner of the address side of the mail piece or the upper left corner of the addressing area. If a return address is a multiple delivery address, it must show a unit designation (e.g., apartment number). The endorsement and return address must read in the same direction as the delivery address.

Other Physical Standards An endorsement must be printed in no smaller than 8-point type, and it must stand out clearly against its background. Brilliant-colored envelopes and reverse printing are not permitted. There must be a 1/4-inch clear space around all sides of the endorsement.


The endorsement must be placed in one of these four positions: 1 Directly below the return address. 2 Directly above the delivery address area (which includes an address block barcode and any related nonaddress elements such as a keyline, or optional endorsement line). 3 Directly to the left of the postage area and below any rate marking. 4 Directly below the postage area and below any rate marking.

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Address Service Requested1 Forwarding and return. New address notification provided.


Mailer Endorsement & USPS Action Priority Mail & First-Class Mail Standard Mail Package Services Months 1 through 12: mailpiece forwarded; separate notice of new address provided (manual $0.70, electronic $0.20 each) Forwarded at no charge. Forwarded at no charge. Forwarded at no charge. Months 13 through 18: mailpiece returned with new address attached Returned at no charge. Weighted fee charged.2 Return postage charged at appropriate single-piece rate. After 18 months or if undeliverable at any time: mailpiece returned with reason for nondelivery attached. Returned at no charge. Weighted fee charged.2

Returned if undeliverable or if addressee refused 

to pay postage due. Forwarding (where attempted) and return postage charged at appropriate single- piece rate.


Return Service Requested No forwarding, only return. New address notification provided.

Mailer Endorsement & USPS Action Priority Mail & First-Class Mail Standard Mail Package Services Mailpiece returned with new address or reason for nondelivery attached. No charge. Appropriate single-piece First-Class Mail or Priority Mail rate charged. Return postage charged at appropriate single- piece rate.


Change Service Requested1, 3 No forwarding or return. New address notification provided.

Mailer Endorsement & USPS Action Priority Mail & First-Class Mail Standard Mail Package Services Separate notice of new address or reason for nondelivery provided; mailpiece disposed of by USPS. Electronic notice: $0.20 each. Manual notice: N/A Electronic notice: $0.20 each. Manual notice: $0.70 each. Electronic notice: $0.20 each. Manual notice: $0.70 each.


Forwarding Service Requested Forwarding and return. New address notification provided only with return.

Mailer Endorsement & USPS Action Priority Mail & First-Class Mail Standard Mail Package Services Months 1 through 12: mailpiece forwarded. Forwarded at no charge. Forwarded at no charge. Forwarded locally at no charge; out of town as postage due. Months 13 through 18: mailpiece returned with new address attached. Returned at no charge. Weighted fee charged.2 Return postage charged at appropriate single-piece rate. After 18 months or if undeliverable at any time: mailpiece returned with reason for nondelivery attached. Returned at no charge. Weighted fee charged.2

Returned if undeliverable or if addressee refused 

to pay postage due. Forwarding (where attempted) and return postage charged at appropriate single- piece rate.


Temp—Return Service Requested

Mailer Endorsement & USPS Action Priority Mail & First-Class Mail Standard Mail Package Services Piece returned with new address or reason for nondelivery attached. If temporary change of address, piece forwarded; no separate notice of temporary change of address provided. No charge. N/A N/A


No Endorsement

Mailer Endorsement & USPS Action Priority Mail & First-Class Mail Standard Mail Package Services UAA handled by class of mail. Same as USPS action for "Forwarding Service Requested." Mailpiece disposed of by USPS. Same as USPS action for "Forwarding Service Requested," except Bound Printed Matter disposed of by USPS. Parcel Post, Media Mail, and Library Mail with no endorsement obligates the mailer to pay any applicable forwarding and return postage charges at a single-piece rate. Bound Printed Matter disposed of by USPS.


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Clipped from their website, so, they should get credit, I guess, but all info is available from USPS.

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