South Des Moines Post Office

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430 E McKinley Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315

Contact Numbers

Phone: 515-974-8401
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 5:45pm
Tuesday 5:45pm
Wednesday 5:45pm
Thursday 5:45pm
Friday 5:45pm
Saturday 5:45pm
Sunday Closed

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

  • Business Line
  • Pickup Accountable Mail
  • Pickup Hold Mail
  • PO Box Online
  • Lot Parking

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Nearby Post Offices:

Capital Square
400 Locust St Ste 185
1.9 miles away

Des Moines
1165 2nd Ave
2.4 miles away

University Station
2323 Forest Ave
3.0 miles away

1105 High Rd
3.6 miles away


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I have been tracking an important package for 5 days. The southside usps found it. Called and told me they had it and would send someone out with it’s MONDAY!!!!!??? Still dont have it. No one will answer the phone at Southside. Who is in charge there?


I have noticed the lack of junk mail and was not worried but now YOU SENT MY MOTHER"S CHRISTMAS CARD BACK THAT I MOVED! What the heck??? Thanks for worriying an old lady something happed to her child. Get your crap straightened out SouthSide!


My mailbox was broken this morning and since you broke it before, when we had a nice box, you gave us plastic. Now the door when opened today came off in my hand and want it replaced before tomorrow the 12/12/2019. Tried to call, but no one will answer


Have the last two days been a holiday, no delivery on the 1200 block of Amos. I have an outgoing mail that's been there for 2 days and no pick up, and while I'm mentioning issues in the neighborhood with the mailman, lady across the street said he keeps stepping in her flowers instead of walking up the steps to put it in the mailbox.🤔


Seems that the mail person who does the porter ave. and side roads along porter doesnt believe in bringing mail until 530pm, 600pm or sometimes just not at all is not affecting the des moines southside residents. Well news flash mr/mrs mail person ITS DEFINETLY AFFECTING US! When your a single mom and have to wait on the mailman all day and all night to receive your pay check its a little rediculous... I havent seen a mailman go down my street (sw 3rd pl and porter ave.) since Saturday. Im waiting on my paycheck that was mailed out Thursday last week. Its pretty sad when a small town like Hartford Can receive their mail but i live maybe 10 blocks from the freaking post office on se 5th and i cant get mine! I just dont get it all!!!


Evidently the standard exam for letter carriers is now non existent. Chronic mis-deliveries and and no deliveries. "Sorry Mr Creditor. but my letter carrier never got the check to me that was sent out and should of been received this past week


we received a bag in the mail for the postal food drive and put it back, out along with several of our neighbors, with food items in it, but it was never picked up by our mail carrier. If the postal carrier doesn't want to be a team player then don't clutter my mail with the bag.


I am very concerned as I do a lot of online ordering and I am not receiving all of my orders. One day another lady and I both had a key to the same box for packages!! I don't know how that can happen. Also the locks are EXTREMELY hard to open on the boxes for packages. This last week the key actually broke off in the lock as I had to jiggle and jiggle and jiggle it trying to get it to open. I have left several messages in my box to the postman explaining the problem. Please advise me about all of these very concerning problems. Thank you.

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