Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

Message board to keep postal customers informed of changes to mailing standards, services, and prices.

July 5, 2023

Revision to Registered Mail Fee

Registered Mail is the most secured mailing service the USPS offers. Registered Mail provides the sender with a mailing receipt and, upon request, electronic verification that an article was delivered or that a delivery attempt was made.

Before July 9, the Domestic Mail Manual reflected escalating fees for Registered Mail with a declared value over $50,000.

Effective July 9, 2023, the United States Postal Service will implement the following changes to the Registered Mail declared value:

    • Domestic Mail Manual (503.2.1.1) will no longer reflect escalating handling fees for Registered Mail items with a declared value over $50,000.
    • Notice 123 will reflect Registered Mail items with a declared value of more than $50,000 with a flat fee for handling. The maximum amount of insurance coverage available will remain at $50,000.