Des Moines Post Office

1165 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50318

Contact Numbers

Phone: 515-283-7585
Fax: 515-283-7637
TTY: 877-889-2457
Toll-Free: 1-800-Ask-USPS® (275-8777)

Retail Hours

Lobby Hours
PO Box Access Available

Monday 24 hours
Tuesday 24 hours
Wednesday 24 hours
Thursday 24 hours
Friday 24 hours
Saturday 24 hours
Sunday 24 hours

Last Collection Times

Monday 8:30pm
Tuesday 8:30pm
Wednesday 8:30pm
Thursday 8:30pm
Friday 8:30pm
Saturday 8:30pm
Sunday Closed

Passport Acceptance Hours

Monday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm
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

  • 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
  • Street 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.

*Please call to verify information. Is anything incorrect? Let us know here

Nearby Post Offices:

Capital Square
400 Locust St Ste 185
0.5 mile away

University Station
2323 Forest Ave
1.2 miles away

East Side
1501 E Fleming Ave
1.6 miles away

4023 Urbandale Ave
2.3 miles away


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I get packages with addressed to others routinely, sometimes to a close neighbor but sometimes to a street I'd never heard of.


This is a joke no way to get ahold of any one no explanation for lost packages where the heck is the mail recovery center????


I am so tired of the way our Alden, Iowa post office is treated. They were not even open this morning and no sign of explanation was posted. I went to pick up a package and she told me that her scanner was already shut down so I could not get it. I stated that they were closed all morning and she yelled at me saying that was not her fault, they didn't send anyone to our location. Very rude! If I am not mistaken, our post office should be open daily unless it is Sunday or a holiday! My taxes at work?????


I sent a package last Wednesday and it said it arrived in Des Moines on October 5th and it still has not reached its destination I think my package is stuck somewhere


Every time I send a package and it has to go through Des Moines, I cringe. It seems like they disappear. I can see the tracking number made it there and then it is stuck there for days. What's wrong with you people?


I have never seen such an outrageous operation. We received a damaged package that was sent by your priority mail and the package was in shreds and half the contents missing. It took me over an hour to reach a live person on the phone. Then I was told I must file a claim on line. I guess I am forced to no longer use your services and also to write my congresswoman and senator to encourage them to defund this operation and turn it over to private industry where someone is accountable for their actions.

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