Benjamin Franklin Post Office

1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Contact Numbers

Phone: 202-636-1259
Fax: 202-529-9174
TTY: 877-889-2457
Toll-Free: 1-800-Ask-USPS® (275-8777)

Retail Hours

Lobby Hours
PO Box Access Available

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

Last Collection Times

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

Passport Appointment Hours*

Monday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
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

*An appointment is required to apply for or renew US Passports. Please Call 202-523-2386 or schedule online.

  • Burial Flags
  • Business Line
  • Business Reply Mail Account Balance
  • Duck Stamps
  • Money Orders (Domestic)
  • Money Orders (Inquiry)
  • Money Orders (International)
  • Passport Acceptance
  • Passport Photo
  • Pickup Accountable Mail
  • PO Box Online
  • Lobby has Copier
  • Street Parking
  • Passport Appointment Hours

Visit our Links Page for 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:

Dept of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave SW
0.3 mile away

Martin Luther King Jr
1400 L St NW Lobby 2
0.4 mile away

Lenfant Plaza
470 Lenfant Plz SW Ste 604
0.5 mile away

1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW
0.5 mile away


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Good Morning, Today I went to the Benjamin Franklin Post Office and had to ask the lady at the front desk if she could stamp my certified mail after I paid for the mail, which it also happened a couple weeks ago. When it happened a couple of weeks ago, I asked a different postal worker if she could also stamp my certified mail and she said that all the information was there maybe she meant in the receipt,but she seemed really busy maybe she didn't have the time to do it. Are they supposed to stamp all certified mails? It is very important for small businesses to get our certified mail stamped, but it seems like some employees might don't know about that or I will just keep asking them, which it is a bit annoying.

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