Jan. 15, 2021

Postal Service temporarily suspends some delivery and retail operations during Inauguration

Schedule change the result of precautionary security measures

WASHINGTON — Postal customers in Washington, DC, will see some changes as the U.S. Postal Service complies with local authorities’ security preparations scheduled for the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021.

Government officials and law enforcement will cordon off sections of the downtown area during the inauguration. This action will prevent the ability of postal employees to collect and deliver mail in select areas and will cause the temporary closure of some Post Offices.

The following postal facilities will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 19 through Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. These facilities will reopen as normal on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. 

  • Longworth Post Office - 15 Independence Ave SE RM B202
  • Ford Post Office - 441 2nd ST SW RM H2-121
  • White House Post Office - 1700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • CPU IDRA - 1849 C ST NW

In addition, the following postal facilities will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Retail and delivery operations will resume as normal on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

  • McPherson Square Post Office - 1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW 20006
  • Ben Franklin Post Office - 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW 20044
  • Farragut Post Office - 1800 M St NW 20033
  • Washington Square Post Office - 1050 Connecticut Ave NW 20035
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Post Office - 1400 L St NW 20043
  • Union Station Post Office - 50 Massachusetts Ave NE
  • National Capital Post Office - Massachusetts Ave NE
  • L’Enfant Plaza Post Office - 47 L’Enfant Plaza SW Ste 604
  • Watergate Post Office - 2512 Virginia Ave NW
  • Pentagon Post Office - 9998 The Pentagon

The Post Office located in the United States Department of Agriculture Building, 1400 Independence Ave SW is closed now until Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Retail and delivery operations will resume as normal on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

The Post Office located in the Frances Perkins Department of Labor Building, 200 Constitution Ave NW, is now closed until Friday, Jan. 25, 2021. Retail and delivery operations will resume as normal on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

Many USPS blue collection boxes in Washington, DC, will either be temporarily removed or locked. Notices have been placed on the individual boxes indicating the date they will be unavailable for service. To find a collection box in service, customers can find a list of all collection box locations on usps.com.

The list of impacted collection boxes are as follows.

DC collection boxes out of service on Wednesday, Jan. 20

200 3RD St. NW

1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

900 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

600 D St. NW

1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

810 Vermont Ave. NW

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. Customers may go online to usps.com or call 1-800-ASK-USPS for information about specific Post Offices.



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