Revised Forms: Updated “Statement of Ownership” Forms for Periodicals Mailers

All publishers who are authorized to mail at Periodicals rates must file a PS Form 3526, Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation, on or before October 1 of each year, at their original entry Post Office™. We updated PS Form 3526 and PS Form 3526-R, Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Requester Pub­lications Only). Both PS Form 3526 and PS Form 3526-R include clarified instructions. PS Form 3526-R has also been revised to accommodate a requester publication’s eligibility for In-County and Preferred Periodicals rates.

Publishers may use either the new PS Forms 3526 and 3526-R, dated September 2007, or the last edition of the forms dated September 2006. Next year, only the September 2007 editions may be used to meet the October 1 filing deadline.

We remind local offices to maintain paper files for all PS Forms 3526 and 3526-R and to track the completion of these forms outside of PostalOne!®

The original entry Post Office must ensure that it receives a PS Form 3526 or 3526-R for each publication authorized at its office, and must review all of the informa­tion on the form. See Handbook DM-109, Business Mail Acceptance, part 696 for instructions for conducting this review. This handbook is available on the Postal Ser­vice™ PolicyNet Web site:

(The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet Web site is

In addition, please remind publishers of general and requester publications to publish their Statement of Own­ership, Management, and Circulation according to the standards in the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) 707.8.3. The DMM is available on Postal Explorer® at

You can order the updated PS Form 3526 and PS Form 3526-R from the Material Distribution Center via touch-tone order entry (TTOE). Call 800-273-1509.

Note: You must be registered to use TTOE. To register, call 800-332-0317 and choose option 1, extension 2925. Then follow the prompts to leave a message. Wait 48 hours after registering to place your first order.

The following forms are ready to order now using the fol­lowing information:






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Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Requester Publications Only)





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Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation





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Customers and employees can also find additional forms on the Postal Explorer Web site at; click on Postage Statements in the left sidebar. Postal Explorer also provides publications and other reference tools for mailers.