Going away for Yom Tov? Place your mail on Hold at no cost

If you’re leaving town for Yom Tov, you may want to have your mail placed on hold while you’re away – for both safety and convenience. 

The USPS offers this service free from 3-30 days.

You can sign  up here until 2:00 a.m on the day you wish to start.

NOTE: When a hold is placed on your mail, it gets placed on the entire address, so if you’re a landlord or a tenant, be sure you both want your mail held.

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  1. I have been placing my mail on hold for many years now, however the USPS has never actually held my mail!

    Can anyone (in Lakewood) confirm that their mail actually gets held when they place a hold mail?

  2. I’ve done it in the past (not in the last 2-3 yrs)& always had no problems. You can have it delivered the day you come home or pick it up at the p.o.

  3. To Anon:
    What do you mean that you placed your mail on hold for several years, but the USPS hasn’t held your mail. Do you mean it was all stuffed in your box while you were away? If you think it wasn’t being held you should have notified the P.O. I’ve been putting my mail on hold and it gets held until the day I ask it to be delivered.

  4. To My Take:

    Yes, the mail gets delivered anyway.
    If I was home during the vacation hold, I would check and see it delivered.
    Also, with packages, I can track when they are delivered and they always get delivered even on vacation hold.

    I have called the USPS and they were of no help.

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