Why the USPS 1583 Form is Needed

In United States, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) regulates how mail can be received and handled. USPS also dictates procedures for all commercial mail receiving agents (CMRAs) such as In Out Parcel to follow. USPS Form 1583 authorizes a CMRA to receive mail on the customer’s behalf.  For CMRA to be in compliance of the USPS regulations, the CMRA is required to collect this form on behalf of USPS.

If you never receive packages via USPS, then you do not need to fill out the form. This form is for customers who ship packages (and letter mail) to In Out Parcel via USPS.

I never needed to fill this form out at other mail receiving places before…

The USPS Form 1583 is not new, it was required even back in December 2004, when the form was last revised. It is technically illegal for CMRAs to receive your mail without your explicit permission through the signing of the form.  It is a USPS mail compliance requirement for any CRMA to provide any service to you.  USPS is now enforcing the USPS Form 1583 requirement, don’t risk having your package rejected at the USPS sorting facility because you didn’t have a form filled out.  Each CMRA location is required to collect this form, if you use multiple CMRAs, then you will need to fill out one form per CMRA.

Filling out the form is a one time process and after the USPS 1583 Form submission, you will have no issues with possible rejections of your parcels by USPS and you will be able to fully utilize our facility.

Can I still use your service if I dont want to fill out any forms?

If, for whatever reason, you do not like to submit the USPS-1583 Form or this ID Verification Form to verify your account, you can still use our service.  The following conditions would apply:

  • you can only pickup packages during staff hours
  • at the service counter, we would need to visually inspect your driver’s license, Nexus card, or passport.  For the security of the package, the name on the ID must match the name on the package.
  • you will not be able to use the automated lockers after hours.
  • if the package is already placed in a locker, access will require the assistance of our service agent, simply proceed to the service counter and we can further assist.
  • Your account will remain unverified.

Unverified accounts have all of their PINs deactivated after hours and can only pickup packages during our business hours.

I Want Unrestricted After Hours Locker Access

If you require after hours access to our automated locker system, you must fill out the USPS-1583 Form or this ID Verification Form to verify your account. We require this information for site safety and security reasons, so that we know who enters our premise after hours.  Without one of the above forms completed, your package pick ups will be limited to office hours only even though your parcel may be in a locker.

Unverified accounts have all of their PINs deactivated after hours and can only pickup packages during our business hours.

USPS Form or ID Verification Form Submission Methods

1. In Person – This is by far the easiest. Our staff will visually verify your IDs, complete, and submit your form to USPS.
2. Via Email – If you can’t make it during staffed hours, you can submit your form + IDs to usps@inoutparcel.com

When you submit your signed form electronically via email, you must provide a photocopy (or taken by cellphone) of the IDs you used on the form.  Ensure the USPS 1583 and the photocopies of the IDs are in compliance of the USPS Form requirements.

Acceptable ID for USPS Form 1583:

  • Driver’s License
  • Student ID
  • Library card
  • Corporate ID card
  • Care card
  • Firearms ID
  • Military ID
  • Nexus card
  • Passport

Pre-filled USPS 1583 Form

You can download a pre-filled copy here: USPS-1583 Form

If you are having issues opening the PDF file in Chrome, try another browser such as Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Chrome crashes on some systems. Make sure to download the form first, then modify it. If you modify it straight from the browser, sometimes it doesn’t save and when you try to send it to us, it becomes a blank empty form. This form is fill-able using Acrobat Reader.

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