To apply for a PO Box in person at a Post Office
Step 1: Optional Time-Saving Tip: If you have a printer, download “PS Form 1093, Application for Post Office Box Service,” Application for Post Office Box Service, fill it out, then print it out (note: if you apply for a PO Box online, this form is automatically generated). Bring the completed form with you to the Post Office.
Step 2: Bring your payment and 2 forms of acceptable U.S. identification to the Post Office and tell the retail associate at the counter that you’d like to apply for a PO Box.
To open your PO Box online
Step 1: Search for Post Office locations near you by using this page or by using the search bar under “Find a PO Box Near You.”
Step 2: Choose a Post Office location and select your desired PO Box size and payment period. Be sure to read all the text on the page, so you understand the payment terms and renewal options.
Step 3: Complete the online application form, accept the Terms & Conditions, enter your billing and payment information, and review and submit your application to reserve your PO Box.
Step 4: Print your completed form and bring it to the Post Office counter where your box is located, along with 2 forms of acceptable U.S. identification (within 30 days of submitting your online application). After the retail associate verifies your identity, you’ll get your PO Box keys.