USPS Special Services

Special Services mail or Accountable mail is traceable and with the exception of Delivery Confirmation Service, requires a signature upon delivery of the mail piece.

Certified Mail™
Certified Mail provides the sender with a mailing receipt, and a record of delivery is maintained at the recipient’s post office for two years. A return receipt to provide you with proof of delivery can be obtained for an additional fee. Certified Mail service is available only for First Class Mail, including Priority Mail. No insurance coverage is provided. A numbered certified label and completed receipt must be affixed. You can obtain labels from Mail Services. Current fees are available at

Registered Mail™
Registered Mail is the most secure method the Postal Service offers. Registered Mail is designed to provide added protection for Valuable Mail. Only matter prepaid with First-Class Mail rates may be Registered. A value must be declared for insurance coverage ranging from $ .01 up to $ 25,000.00. It incorporates a system of receipts to monitor registered articles from the point of acceptance to delivery. Return receipt and restricted delivery services are available for additional fees. Added security may delay delivery by 24-48 hours.

Insured Mail
You can obtain payment for domestic mail that has been lost, rifled or damaged by having it insured. Maximum liability is $5,000. Registered Mail service is also available for merchandise mailed at the Priority Mail or First Class mail rates. Express Mail includes $100 insurance at no extra charge. Additional insurance can be purchased, up to $5000.

Express Mail®
Express Mail is an extremely reliable and fast delivery service available from the U.S Postal Services. It reaches all major markets in the U.S. and 84 foreign countries. Express Mail provides for the shipment of letters, documents and other mailable items and carries document reconstruction insurance at no additional cost. Customers may mail up to 70 pounds. This can be delivered seven days a week at no extra charge.

International deliveries vary by country of destination. No guarantees are offered by the U.S. Postal Service since they have no control over foreign delivery systems. There is no provision for refund.