East Side Post Office

1501 E Fleming Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313

Contact Numbers

Phone: 515-299-2399
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 5:00pm
Tuesday 5:00pm
Wednesday 5:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm
Friday 5:00pm
Saturday 4:00pm
Sunday Closed

*This facility does not process US Passports applications or renewals. Check nearby locations below.

  • Burial Flags
  • Business Line
  • Business Reply Mail Account Balance
  • Business Reply Mail New Permit
  • Duck Stamps
  • Money Orders (Domestic)
  • Money Orders (Inquiry)
  • Money Orders (International)
  • Pickup Accountable Mail
  • Pickup Hold Mail
  • PO Box Online
  • Lot Parking

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Nearby Post Offices:

Des Moines
1165 2nd Ave
1.5 miles away

Capital Square
400 Locust St Ste 185
2.1 miles away

University Station
2323 Forest Ave
2.3 miles away

5760 NE Berwick Dr
2.5 miles away


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I am confused by the negative reviews for this location. During my five-year tenure in this area code, I have called this post office location three times...AND THE SERVICE HAS ALWAYS BEEN EXCEPTIONAL!!! The Manager is pleasant; efficient; goes the extra mile to address my issue...She follows up as necessary and, always, as promised. I do not know what more I could ask for. I have always experienced a positive outcome... Today, I learned that my delivery person is out sick, and 6 different fellow-team mates have added parts of his/her route to their regular delivery area. I was looking for an international package that was scheduled for redelivery during my out of state absence to attend a funeral. The Postmaster printed out my information; offered to review the status after all drivers have returned; and will call me tomorrow. She placed me on hold and searched the mail area for my address. She believes that my package is with one of the substitute drivers. I am confident that I will hear from her tomorrow before the final date to return the package to the international sender. She has never failed me!


I'm tired not getting my mail picked up for two or three day. It is rediculas!!!!


This is the worst post office in the DSM metro area by terms of rudeness and ability to address issues. You will not receive any positive customer service experiences here. Abandon all hope all ye who enter here.

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