The United States Postal Service (USPS) is typically open on Mondays, however, because it is a government-run business, USPS usually closes on Federal holidays. So, will the post office be open on Labor Day 2017?
Is the Post Office Open on Labor Day?
No. The post office will be closed on Labor Day. Labor Day is a Federal holiday and because the post office is part of the Federal government, post offices will observe the holiday and be closed on Monday, September 4. Physical post offices will be closed and there will be no mail delivery on Monday either. Like banks and credit unions, the post offices will be closed on Labor Day.
You won’t be able to interact with a USPS employee on Sunday or Monday this week. However, there are a few ways that you will still be able to use the post office’s services. A majority of post offices have drop slots which allow you to drop off mail so that it may be processed for delivery. Post office boxes can also be accessed when the post office is closed so if you have a PO box you will still be able to get your mail. Some locations also have package weighing machines in the lobby area as well. This will allow you to calculate the cost of sending a package and purchase postage for items you’d like to send.
If you are wondering what services will be available to you on Labor Day it will depend on what services are regularly available 24/7 at your post office location. This can vary location to location so if you have not used these services before you may want to call and verify what USPS services will be available to you on Monday, September 4.
Is the Post Office Open Labor Day Weekend?
While post offices will be closed on Labor Day, will the post office be open over the Labor Day weekend? Again, this will depend a lot on your local post office. Most post offices will be closed on Sunday, September 3 because they are typically closed on Sundays. If your local post office is usually open in Saturday, it should be open on Saturday, September 2. Since schedules and opening hours vary from location to location, it’s best to contact your local post office to confirm the exact days and hours it’ll be open over the weekend.
The post office will also be closed on the following Federal holidays for the remainder of this year:
Labor Day: Monday, September 4, 2017
Columbus Day: Monday, October 9, 2017
Veterans’ Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Christmas Day: Monday, December 25, 2017
If you have any questions about your local post office holiday hours or the services that will be available to you, give them a call and ask. Their customer service number is 1-800-275-8777.
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