April 02, 2021

USPS Considers Relocation of Chokoloskee Post Office

CHOKOLOSKEE, FL – The U.S. Postal Service is considering relocation of the retail services provided from the Chokoloskee Post Office, 195 Smallwood Drive, Chokoloskee, FL 34138, to a yet-to-be determined location within the boundaries of the island of Chokoloskee.

The Postal Service is considering this relocation because the lease at the Main Post Office has expired and a new lease agreement was unable to be reached.

For the time being, retail services at Chokoloskee Post Office have been temporarily moved to the Everglades City Post Office, 601 Collier Ave., Everglades City, FL 34139.

Traditionally, the Postal Service would set up a public meeting to discuss the potential relocation, explain the process and invite questions from the community. But with the pandemic impacting communities, particularly as it related to the guidance to reduce public gatherings, the usual process of holding a community meeting to discuss the planned relocation would be a risk to our employees and customers.

Instead, the Postal Service will post the information required to be presented at the public meeting in the lobby of the Everglades City Post Office. We are inviting customers to send their written comments on the proposal to the following address by May 2, 2021:

Susannah Winstead
United States Postal Service
Eastern Facilities Service Office
P.O. Box 27497
Greensboro, NC 27498-1103

After the 30-day comment period, the Postal Service will consider the comments received that identify reasons why the Postal Services tentative decision and proposal is, or is not, the optimal solution for the identified need. Following that consideration, the Postal Service will make a final decision to proceed with, modify, or cancel the proposal. All related materials are posted in the Everglades City Post Office lobby.

Chokoloskee customers will also be notified about the potential relocation through a postcard in the mail.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.


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