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Old 02-07-2019, 03:41 PM
 
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The problem is probably the town or the county, does not have a record of that address in the computer that the post office assesses to get your address.

Example: We live on a lane we own with 4 houses on it. A few years ago, the county gave our lane a name, instead of an address of the county road that we are located off of. When someone like the post office goes to the record, and no address is listed, it is because it is not in the county system. It took about 2 years to get the new county address in the official system. Until then we had the type of problem you are facing. When the county gave us a name for the lane and assigned us addresses to that lane, they did not record it properly so the computer would give anyone looking a current name. We got a post office box when we moved to this house 11 years ago, so it did not effect our getting mail. But getting packages delivered was another story.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:05 PM
 
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Maybe you need to talk to the postmaster. I like to go to the top when I have an issue like this that's not getting taken care of.
Yes, get the Postmaster involved with any problems with the P.O..
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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The problem is probably the town or the county, does not have a record of that address in the computer that the post office assesses to get your address.

Example: We live on a lane we own with 4 houses on it. A few years ago, the county gave our lane a name, instead of an address of the county road that we are located off of. When someone like the post office goes to the record, and no address is listed, it is because it is not in the county system. It took about 2 years to get the new county address in the official system. Until then we had the type of problem you are facing. When the county gave us a name for the lane and assigned us addresses to that lane, they did not record it properly so the computer would give anyone looking a current name. We got a post office box when we moved to this house 11 years ago, so it did not effect our getting mail. But getting packages delivered was another story.
The carrier can override the case where the local government didn't report an address. However many don't want to because it means that they are being held liable with no more pay for a rural carrier and no extra time for a city carrier
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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Woohoo, we got mail!
Three whole envelopes, including a confirmation of change of address. I think we're finally on the list.

Ebay still doesn't recognize it, but it should soon.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:30 PM
 
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Usually, the county has to register the street address with the post office. That's what happened when I had an issue like this. I didn't actually have a physical address (new street) and the county issued the street number. Once that was out of the way, I could get the post office to deliver mail. I'd talk to the folks in the county and make sure they have an address for that location.

If it's just an issue with the post office, ask to talk to the supervisor.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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For anyone with the same problem:
We had been waiting to put in a change of address until the mail was getting to us, but a friend said the change form would make the p.o. "believe" in the address.

We did the change form, and the mail started coming almost immediately. So that might have forced the issue, or it might just be coincidental timing.
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