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Use of UMaine’s Non-profit Organization Permit #8

Mailing Permit #8, for regular standard mail and non-profit organization mail rates, is to be used for official university business ONLY. Use of envelopes or self-mailers containing the permit statement in the upper right-hand corner for mailing individual pieces or for personal purposes is illegal. Permit #8 cannot be used as a return envelope enclosed in any mailing. Please contact Printing Services for information pertaining to #9 Postage Paid return mail envelopes.

Postcard Rates

 
Minimum
Maximum
Length
5 inches
6 inches
Height
3 1/2 inches
4 1/4 inches
Thickness
0.007 inches
0.016 inches
Postage Rate
$ 0.32
$ 0.32

For automation and barcoding, postcards must be 4-1/4 inches x 6 inches. Smaller sizes cannot be automated.

Mailers, including postcards, should be designed to allow a 3 5/8 inch x 5/8 inch space at the bottom for postal barcodes. When designing your mailer, do not include content information in this area.

Postcard address panels are required to be 3 inches wide by 3 inches from the bottom of any type, to allow for both recipient address and barcode.

Letter Rates

 
Minimum
Maximum
Length
5 inches
11 1/2 inches
Height
3 1/2 inches
6 1/8 inches
Thickness
0.007 inch
1/4 inch
Postage Rate
Weight not over
1 ounce
$ 0.45
 
2 ounces
$ 0.65
 
3 ounces
$ 0.85
 
3.5 ounces
$ 1.05

Letters that meet one or more of the nonmachinable characteristics are subject to a $ 0.17 nonmachinable surcharge.

13-OUNCE MAIL RULE AS OF AUGUST 2007

Due to heightened U.S. security measures, stamped mail weighing over 13-ounces must be taken by the customer to a retail service counter of the United States Postal Service. Stamped mail weighing over 13-ounces dropped in collection boxes will be returned to the sender.

This change is part of ongoing security measures in cooperation with other governmental agencies to protect the safety of the public, customers, and postal employees.

Large Envelopes (Flats)

 
Minimum*
Maximum
Length
11 1/2 inches
15 inches
Height
6 1/8 inches
12 inches
Thickness
1/4 inches
3/4 inches
*Flats exceed at least one of these dimensions. Pieces that are rigid, nonrectangular, or not uniformly thick are charged parcel rates.
Postage Rate
Weight not over
1 ounce
$ 0.90
 
2 ounces
$ 1.10
 
3 ounces
$ 1.30
 
4 ounces
$ 1.50
 
5 ounces
$ 1.70
 
6 ounces
$ 1.90
 
7 ounces
$ 2.10
 
8 ounces
$ 2.30
 
9 ounces
$ 2.50
 
10 ounces
$ 2.70
 
11 ounces
$ 2.90
 
12 ounces
$ 3.10
 
13 ounces
$ 3.30

Package Mailing Services

Parcel Post®: Used for merchandise, gifts, and books.

Media Mail®: Contents limited to books, manuscripts, sound recordings, recorded videotapes, and recorded computer-readable media (such as CDs, DVDs, and diskettes). Media Mail cannot contain advertising.

Additional Information

To calculate postage on parcels or other materials not listed here, please visit the USPS Postage Rate Calculator for Domestic and International Postage at http://postcalc.usps.gov/. This link will open in a new window.

To find a Zip Code online, please visit the USPS ZIP Code Lookup at: http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp. This link will open in a new window.

For additional information on USPS services and regulations, visit the USPS Web site at http://www.usps.com. This link will open in a new window.

 


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Printing and Mailing Services
5761 Keyo Bldg, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5761
Phone: 207.581.3765 | Fax: 207.581.1321E-mail: printing_services@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System