General post office
56 Church Street
T. (441) 297 7893
F. (441) 292 1928
The first step is to contact all of your correspondents, both local and international, to ensure that they have your correct mailing address.
If you have a post box at the General Post Office or one of our Sub Post Offices and prefer your mail to be delivered there, please ensure that your correspondents have your post box as your mailing address. Then you should have a mail box placed as close as practicable to your boundary and easily accessible by the postman.
A properly addressed mail packet consists of the following components: 1. Name of the recipient 2. Apartment/Unit name or number 3. House/building number 4. Street name 5. Parish 6. Postal code A Return to Sender address on the top/bottom left corner or back of the envelope is helpful. In the event that the piece of mail can not be delivered it can be returned to the sender quickly and easily.Please refer to the Post Office section of the blue pages of the Telephone Directory for assistance.
If any of the information is incorrect, incomplete or the address is not valid the mail will be returned to sender.
If there is no return to sender address listed then the mail will go to the Dead Letter Office. All international mail without a return to sender address will be returned to the country of origin.
All local mail without a return to sender address will remain at the DLO and if unclaimed after 1 month the mail packet will be destroyed.
The amendments to the Post Office Act and Regulations states that any unit requiring a delivery to a physical address must have a mail box situated as close as practicable to the boundary of the property.
Also the mail box must be easily accessible to the post person.
It is a criminal offence to interfere with the mail. Section 69 of the Post Office Act 1900 states: “Any person who stops a mail with intent to search the mail or to steal any postal packet in the mail, commits an offence against this Act: Punishment on conviction on indictment: imprisonment for four years.”
Local vendors provide many styles of mailboxes including ones with locks. You should erect a mailbox that suits your needs as well as complies with the new legislation.
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