New Bedford Post Office

695 Pleasant St, New Bedford, MA 02740

Contact Numbers

Phone: 508-979-7420
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 6:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed

Last Collection Times

Monday 5:45pm
Tuesday 5:45pm
Wednesday 5:45pm
Thursday 5:45pm
Friday 5:45pm
Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday Closed

Passport Appointment Hours*

Monday 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 11:30am
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 8:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
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
  • Sure Money
  • 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:

Orchard Street
584 Orchard St
0.8 mile away

13 William St
1.0 mile away

282 Coffin Ave
1.0 miles away

South Dartmouth
668 Dartmouth St
1.4 miles away


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I moved to an apartment complex in New Bedford.I was told to get the key for the mail box at the local post office. I was told there was a 2 day wait. Its been 8 days and still no key. I was told there was some union problem with making keys. I found out someone came down to take the key orders from the post office and he took all the new orders and did not take mine. I think the whole system need to be reviewed.


I went to the New Bedford Post Office to file a passport application. I arrived at 11:45, and was rudely told that they would not help me because it was, "...already Noon, and we close from Noon to 1:00." For the next 10 ti fifteen minutes, 4 clerks behind the counter kept me and three other passport application customers waiting while they debated the merits of working right up to lunch time. Apparently "The Rules" do not allow them to give customer service for even 1 minute past Noon. Had these clerks actually spent that time working and providing the services for which I pay good money, they could have completed the tasks before Noon. Perhaps they could even take staggered lunches so as to provide something as basic as good customer service in a seamless manner that actually meets the needs of the customers. Instead, these four clerks chose to be rude, and falsify the time in order to not provide the services for which I paid good money.

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