Arcata Post Office

799 H St, Arcata, CA 95521

Contact Numbers

Phone: 707-822-3370
Fax: 707-822-4670
TTY: 877-889-2457
Toll-Free: 1-800-Ask-USPS® (275-8777)

Retail Hours

Lobby Hours
PO Box Access Available

Monday 4:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 4:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 4:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 4:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 4:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 4:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday Closed

Last Collection Times

Monday 5:00pm
Tuesday 5:00pm
Wednesday 5:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm
Friday 5:00pm
Saturday 4:15pm
Sunday Closed

Passport Acceptance Hours

Monday 9:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 2:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 2:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 2:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

  • Visit our Passport FAQ page for a complete overview of what to bring, what you need to know, and how long it will take.
  • You will need two forms of Identification with copies.
  • A passport quality photo. Available at location.
  • The appropriate application form printed and filled out, and the required fee for applying or renewing.
  • You can find up to date costs, information, and forms at the State Departments Travel Site

*An appointment is required to apply for or renew US Passports. Please Call.

  • Bulk Mail Acceptance
  • Bulk Mail Account Balance
  • Bulk Mail New Permit
  • Burial Flags
  • Business Reply Mail Account Balance
  • Business Reply Mail New Permit
  • Duck Stamps
  • General Delivery
  • Money Orders (Domestic)
  • Money Orders (Inquiry)
  • Money Orders (International)
  • Passport Acceptance
  • Passport Photo
  • Pickup Accountable Mail
  • Pickup Hold Mail
  • PO Box Online
  • Lot Parking

Visit our Links Page for links to Holiday Schedule, Change of Address, Hold Mail/Stop Delivery, PO Box rentals and fees, and Available Jobs.

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Nearby Post Offices:

1836 Old Arcata Rd
1.4 miles away

Mc Kinleyville
1561 City Center Rd
3.1 miles away

Blue Lake
411 1st St
4.0 miles away

Downtown Eureka
514 H St
4.1 miles away


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This post office is corrupt! I sent certified mail to a former employer who had asked me "if I kill you and bury you in the woods would any one come looking for me" after I refused to drill out postal mail box locks at 290 Alder Grove in Arcata at the employers orders. I subsequently found that I was the therd person whom this man hired to drill out the locks. Each of the other two people found out it was a crime and refused. The employer is the husband of the property owner. He hired a fourth person, a employer, who drilled out most of the locks before the post office interceded. The post office refused to except my written complaint against the mail carrier for failing to deliver this letter and sending it back stating "no mail box at that address." My written complaint includes pictures of the mail box with the address that the letter was addressed to. Please people, contact the US attorney by certified mail (but don't send it through the Arcata Post office it won't get there!).


Arcata your services suck. I have had so many issues within the month of me moving here it is bull shit. First, the mailman wouldn't deliver our mail for weeks because a neighbors whom I couldn't get ahold of had a truck that was blocking the mailbox, when it was not. If it's too close for you to pull up next to, get out of your car? You are getting payed to do a job. Where I'm from the mailmen would walk the entire blocks so I don't think that's asking too much. Now that that's been resolved I come to find out a piece of mail I've been waiting on has been at the post office for weeks, and that it is going to be sent back. No slip letting me know that it's arrived? So, I head on over to the post office at 5:10 under the impression they are open until 6 as it says online. And no, they close at 5:00, and the employees were rude. No explanation he just shuts the door after letting a customer out. I wait for another employee to let a customer out, and when I explain she says yes the hours are wrong, but they won't change them. What the hell? If I had known I would have come 10 minutes earlier. I have a job and school to attend I am getting really sick of running back and forth trying to resolve issues that should not be issues in the first place. If your hours online are posted wrong, and I am speaking to you- let me in. That is your guys' fault not mine.


I just called the Arcata Post Office number and let it ring at least 15 times and NOBODY answered..oh surprise. seems to be a problem with post offices. The carrier claimed they left a note about not being able to deliver to my Rt 177, Fieldbrook address...there's NO note. I want my merchandise but can't contact arcata to have it re-routed to Fields Landing Post Office. Nice!


Dude, this post office is the worst around. Always delivering my mail to my neighbors and literally never answers the phone. Just a warning...


tried calling but they don't ever answer the phone


Stop flsending me my neifhbor's mail yoi incompetent lazy fu??s. Getsomeone who can actually deliver mailbto the right location. Only in humboldt


I called to ask a question, and i got "Ma'am i am extemely busy...." she hung up on me. I called back and she extremely rude!!!


Just got a notice saying they will not deliver to my home anymore because of my dog. First of all, my dog is a sweetie and has never been aggressive with any person at all. I do understand If the mail carrier is uncomfortable with dogs, all she had to do was tell me! But that never happened. In addition, she was always quite unfriendly and would regularly leave my (previously closed) gate wide open, allowing my dog to roam out into traffic. I would of happily and respectfully made sure my dog was in the house if I had any idea she had a problem. Instead of communication, I got a passive aggressive letter saying that until the mailbox is moved they will not deliver the mail. Thanks alot USPS. Worst service ever!


Worst post office ever!!! After living somewhere for months and turning in multiple forms saying I live here, still all my mail is being returned!! Complained in person multiple times and these morons still can't figure out to deliver my mail. If you live in arcata, get a private mail box and save yourself the trouble of dealing with these idiots!!!


they all are so bad the place should be shut down and never opened again . the old hag in there needs to retire and learn some people skills .


They don't answer phones at all whatsoever no point in having a phone number listed

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