Revision: PS Form 1509, Sender’s Request for USPS Package Intercept Service

Effective January 22, 2012, PS Form 1509, Sender’s Request for USPS Package Intercept Service, has been revised for use with the Postal Service’s new Package Intercept™ Service, which replaces the Recall of Mail ser­vice.

Changes to PS Form 1509 include the following:

n Renamed from Sender’s Application for Recall of Mail to Sender’s Request for USPS Package Intercept Service.

n Requests the required information about item to be intercepted, such as class of mail, shape of the item, and extra service tracking number.

n Upon signature by the applicant, confirms the appli­cant’s understanding that the Package Intercept ser­vice fee is nonrefundable; there is no guarantee that the item can be intercepted before delivery; and the item may incur additional postage due upon delivery to the sender.

n Provides detailed instructions for completing the form.

A copy of PS Form 1509 is available on pages 4344.

See related article, “USPS Package Intercept Service: Enabling Customers to Redirect Delivery of Shipments,” on page 20.

Form Availability

The hardcopy PS Form 1509 can be found at

The automated version is in production and when avail­able will be announced in the Postal Bulletin.