Santa Cruz Post Office

850 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Contact Numbers

Phone: 831-426-0144
Fax: 831-426-9154
TTY: 877-889-2457
Toll-Free: 1-800-Ask-USPS® (275-8777)

Retail Hours

Lobby Hours
PO Box Access Available

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

Last Collection Times

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

Passport Walk-In Hours

Monday 9:00am - 11:00am, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 11:00am, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 11:00am, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 11:00am, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 11:00am, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
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

Bulk Mail Acceptance Hours

Monday 10:00am - 12:30pm, 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 12:30pm, 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 12:30pm, 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 10:00am - 12:30pm, 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Friday 10:00am - 12:30pm, 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

  • Bulk Mail Acceptance
  • Bulk Mail Account Balance
  • Bulk Mail New Permit
  • Burial Flags
  • Business Line
  • Business Reply Mail Account Balance
  • Business Reply Mail New Permit
  • Duck Stamps
  • General Delivery
  • Money Orders (Domestic)
  • Money Orders (Inquiry)
  • Money Orders (International)
  • Packaged Stamps
  • 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:

East Santa Cruz
1146 Soquel Ave
0.6 mile away

4768 Soquel Dr
2.8 miles away

Scotts Valley
241 Kings Village Rd
2.9 miles away

826 Bay Ave
2.9 miles away


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Please help, I have sent a package from Serbia (Europe) recipient from Santa Cruz shipment number RR256611834RS, can you check the status of the shipment and reply me to the mail, please? Mail: Best regards Milan


My mail is not being delivered until after 9:00 pm! And sometimes not at all. I don't leave my mail to be picked up because I am uncertain of the inconsistency of my mail delivery person. Who do I speak with to have mail service between 9:00 am and 5:00pm EVERY DAY? Lee Street Residents Santa Cruz


I find is quite odd on the days when I put mail in box to be picked up, 3 times now, it never gets taken. This Is VERY inconvenient if you can't get out to mail. What if you are sick or a senior? Never had this issue a year or so ago. Too difficult to walk a few extra steps?


2 weeks ago supposedly the mail carrier broke the key in the lock of our apartment building on Pacific Ave, and we had no mail for over a week. This week, no delivery this Saturday for my regular fin publication delivery. Now Monday delivery is over, and still no publication delivery or prescription from Kaiser that should have been here...What are you guys doing???


Well by the looks of all the comments looks like I should just take a number and stand in line with my service yesterday at my home on the upper westside, off Nobel Dr. My husband had left 2 bills (he is too paranoid to do online billing) to be picked up and this am they are still there in an empty mailbox. This would be an issue had we required a specific postmark date. Gone are the days when the Santa Cruz branch of the USPS was reliable.


I live in the Santa Cruz Gardens area on Cabrillo Ave., Santa Cruz. I have not received postal mail service since Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, Will there be postal service mail delivery to Cabrillo Ave., tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27, 2018? Ruth


crap service. Over the last 6-8 weeksthere have days when no mail was delivered. Also times when delivery does not happen until ling after dark.


I'm having the same issue. We went in during semester break, the one day when the public schools are closed that's not a Federal holiday. But inexplicably, the passport office had a sign that said closed. We'll be gone for spring break and the summer is too late. Is it not possible to cross-train postal employees in passport processing? I've been involved with groups that are trying to keep USPS going, through postal banking or resolving the 75-yr pension fund issue. But my own experience is that the customer service is variable and the organization as a whole doesn't try very hard to accommodate working or school schedules. I'm going to try today and see if maybe they take next week for President's day.


I just went to the Santa Cruz main postoffice after lunch hour and the passport section was closed by12:00 noon, not 4pm. :-( How can my high school kid can renew his passport without missing some classes? Renewal by mail isn't an option for him since old passport was issue when he was younger than 15.

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