2-3 Certified Mail — PS Form 3800

2-3.1 General Information

Certified Mail service provides the sender with a mailing receipt and, upon request, electronic verification that the Postal Service delivered or attempted to deliver an article. The recipient signs a delivery receipt — PS Form 3849, Delivery Notice/Reminder/Receipt — and the Postal Service stores the delivery information, including the recipient’s signature. Customers may obtain the delivery record by purchasing return receipt service and providing a complete return address on the mailpiece. A Certified Mail item is dispatched and handled in transit as ordinary mail. No insurance is provided. Only mailable matter on which postage is paid at a First-Class Mail rate (including Priority Mail service) may be accepted for Certified Mail service.