Ames Post Office

525 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Contact Numbers

Phone: 515-232-1113
Fax: 515-232-4723
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 5:30pm
Tuesday 5:30pm
Wednesday 5:30pm
Thursday 5:30pm
Friday 5:30pm
Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday Closed

Passport Appointment Hours*

Monday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm
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 or schedule online.

Bulk Mail Acceptance Hours

Monday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
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
  • 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:

Cyclone Station
119 Stanton Ave Ste 101
1.4 miles away

117 Main St
3.5 miles away

624 N Us Highway 69
5.1 miles away

304 Water St
6.1 miles away


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Fireworks over mail service. I’ve seen everything. There is probably a law against blocking drop off boxes for mail. This is nasty What about disabled who use the box, or actually anyone. Why should fireworks take presidency over US Mail in the parking lot at North Walmart? The parking lot is huge. SW corner would have been better. Jorja Kemp


I am very unhappy with the carrier. Bill was a saint, but the new one is lazy and uncaring. He ripped the door half off my new expensive mailbox, he has crammed boxes in it so tight he must have pounded and it took me half an hpur to get it out, and today he left the door open so he could leave packages in the box and not walk up the drive, and a package scanned as delivered is also MISSING today! It is either stolen or he figured out he could leave it tomorrow and not have to walk up the drive. This is ENOUGH. He has been fired before I hear, and he needs to be fired again. He is not doing his job because he is a lazy weasel and causing me pain and worry.


Would it be possible for the Ames IA post office to shine yellow/blue light/ bulbs for the evening front lights to show solidarity with the current Ukraine conflict ?


We are all essential and we should not listen to cdc people because they are not the health authority. Their recommendation and the physiology of mankind and G-d conflict them. So do NOT submit to Hitler as the devil has no power unless one give him. Yes to freedom and NO 4th Reich: Take mask off


You guys are a joke. I talked to Bonnie last week and gave her tracking info on my pkg sent 2wks to MO. It's now finally in KS!! We're making progress I GUESS. It will be Xmas before it gets to MO. I will never use the PO again for anything. Screw up after screw up. One message I got was they "resolved" the problem, but I had to have them "reopen" it again. Insanity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I talked to Bonnie last week and left a message for her to call me yest. but got nothing. My pkg has been circling for over 2wks now and it was in KS over the weekend and back in DM now. What a bunch of ignorant and useless people I have ever had the displeasure to work with. Tell Bonnie to get this resolved before Valentine's Day or I will be back in to discuss this with her. She said she'd look into it . Right???
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uh....were in a pandemic.....shipping is going to be far backlogged
• Replied to Sheryl L Soden

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