John Steinbeck Post Office

100 W Alisal St Front, Salinas, CA 93901

Contact Numbers

Phone: 831-758-1204
Fax: 831-758-6032
TTY: 877-889-2457
Toll-Free: 1-800-Ask-USPS® (275-8777)

Retail Hours







Lobby Hours
PO Box Access Available

Monday 7:00am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 6:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 6:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed

Last Collection Times

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

Passport Walk-In Hours

Monday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
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

  • 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
  • Sure Money
  • Street Parking

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

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Nearby Post Offices:

Salinas Mo Finance
1011 Post Dr
1.0 miles away

Salinas
1011 Post Dr
1.0 miles away

Alisal
303 N Sanborn Rd
1.2 miles away

Spreckels
40 Spreckels Blvd
2.1 miles away

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no one answers the phone the web site does not work properly and the wait time is 40 minutes on the toll free line as it was on Friday and Saturday. No service and higher prices my carrier has made so many mistakes I wonder if I am getting my mail, because I get so many others mail.
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Nobody answers the damn phone at this address anymore, the downtown Salinas branch. Did the number change? 10 minutes listening to voicemail hell on the USPS 800# and I'm told it's a 1 HOUR WAIT to get a human being to talk to me about my missing package?!?!? This is ridiculous... insane... 3rd world... and I'm in the USA believe it or not.
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steinbeck branch still not answering their phone, been trying all day , see comments on this page, been an ongoing issue with this branch, even had another branch email postmaster office to call me, and still no call. our tax dollars at work !
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I live in the San Benancio Rd area. Twice I have signed for certified mail and twice the carrier has failed to deliver. The first time I signed for an item, never received it, then got a notice that it was being returned. ??? This last time I signed for the item - nothing. Left a note in my outgoing mail with name and address asking why the item wasn't delivered. She took the note, but still I did not receive my mail. The phone numbers don't work and the 800 number says the wait time is 40 minutes. Seriously? Why can't the USPS just deliver the flipping mail, on time, and to the right addresses? Why is my mail being stolen by the post office?
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I live on Homestead Ave I have been getting my mail between 5pm and 7 pm . I also receive the store ad's that should be delivered on Tuesday's until Thursday or Friday.i talked to the postal delivery person and he said the route was to big for him and that he could not deliver the mail and ad's in a timely manner. I think you should replace him. The delivery person that retired did not have any problem,s delivering the mail on a timely bases.
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No One Answers the Phone. What kind of business is the US Post Office in Salinas Running. Are the employees that LAZY and I mean LAZY!!!!!
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The Salinas office is still not answering the phone (just like a year ago) . What a disgrace! Also we keep receiving mail not addressed to us; mainly on the same day of the week. Who is accountable at the PO? Hello Mr/Mrs. Postmaster.
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Not good, I'm afraid. Cannot get anyone to answer the phone during business hours. Out-going mail sits in mail box for days. Had a package mis-delivered to the wrong mail box. "Delivery notice" shows it was delivered; just not to me! Do you think I can get anyone to check that out? Nope! Too much! I can see why they don't answer the phone! Sigh 😔
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I've called several numbers. No one answers the phone. I need to speak to someone regarding the PO Box for my Company. How do I get through to someone?
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Mis-delivered mail, torn, mutilated, mail that is a month late (dated mailings), packages that wait at the post office for weeks despite asking for it to be delivered. How much more inefficient can you be? Now I cannot get you on the phone during regular hours. If I were you I would't wish to speak to the public either. Unfortunately I was told that my PO was the Spreckels branch and I posted the same for them. Please disregard that notice.
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