3-6 Special Messenger (39 CFR 310.3(d))

A special messenger may be employed to transmit letters for a particular occasion only if 25 or fewer letters are involved. The permission granted under this exception is restricted to the use of a messenger service on an infrequent, irregular basis by the sender or addressee of the letter.

A special messenger is a person who, at the request of either the sender or the addressee, picks up a letter from the sender’s home or place of business and carries it to the addressee’s home or place of business. A messenger or carrier operating regularly between fixed points is not a special messenger.