Birmingham Post Office

NOTICE: The Postal Service is an essential government service, and will remain open wherever possible.

1221 Bowers St, Birmingham, MI 48012

Contact Numbers

Phone: 248-646-0723
Fax: 248-433-8880
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 4:30pm
Sunday Closed

Passport Appointment Hours*

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Sunday Closed

All applications accepted, but processing is limited. Please see State Department Response to COVID-19 webpage for more information.
  • 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 10:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
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)
  • Passport Acceptance
  • Passport Photo
  • Pickup Accountable Mail
  • Pickup Hold Mail
  • PO Box Online
  • Lot 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:

Berkley
2886 12 Mile Rd
1.8 miles away

Lathrup Village
28211 Southfield Rd
2.1 miles away

Clawson
345 N Main St
2.3 miles away

Troy
2844 Livernois Rd
2.4 miles away

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After many hours and weeks of trying to solve a problem with the Bham USPS staff, I have learned that the postal union has arranged with the USPS that if a mail delivery person does not "feel safe" that person does not have to deliver the mail to your mailbox. Soooooo, if your mail person is terrified of birds, or you haven't shoveled off your steps to his/her satisfaction, or someone else's dog is loose across the street, he/she is within their union contract rights to NOT deliver your mail. And if they don't feel like putting a package behind a door, they don't have to - they can just throw it onto the porch, even if it's marked "fragile". They've recently gotten some good staff in the lobby, and the office manager was replaced. But the delivery people are still a work in process.
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Does anyone know (other than cold weather) why no mail delivery since Tuesday January 29?
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I am generally pleased with the Post Office services and staff itself on Bowers Street. My problem is -- several times -- local mail delivery. I have NEVER not received a single piece of mail on any given day. It is 8:20 PM. I have two letters out for pick-up. There has been no mail delivery whatsoever so far today. I subscribe to "Informed Delivery Daily Digest" and there are several pieces of mail I was supposed to receive today. Yesterday, there was a piece listed that was supposed to be delivered that day -- it was not. I don't know whether it's the carrier or another problem, but it's becoming a great source of frustration.
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I was just there with my son who is on the spectrum. He was taking a picture of the scooby doo stamps. I was told that photography could not be taken inside federal buildings. I checked with someone who works for the government and said this is not true and I could not find any such law online. My son started to get upset so we left without mailing the package.... But really.. you can't let an autistic kid take a pic of scooby doo stamps? You had to make a thing of that? And because he is a rule follower he erased the pic from the phone :(
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Worst post office I've ever had to use.. they NEVER answer the phone, and I have called as many as 25 times in a day. I NEVER get my mail after a Vacation Hold, even though it is supposed to be delivered by the carrier, lines will be 10+ long and they will have 1 person working the counter at peak times, while 3-4 others wander around.
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This post office has a real problem following mail hold requests. No matter what I do, whether I fill out the yellow "mailHold Request" or whether I request mail hold on line, the mail continues to be delivered. One time I went to pick up my mail, and there was no mail to be picked up. I had some mail in my mailbox, but I didn't think it was all the mail. In December 2017, same thing happened. What can I do for them to get it right ?
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I like this post office better than any others I've been to, and drive out my way to go here as I don't live in Birmingham. It's got a great parking lot, easy to get to the dropoff boxes, and the interior is spacious and clean. I've had a wait upon occasion, but often I use the automated machine in the lobby to mail packages or just go in to drop them off. Never had a real problem here, and when it's busy they always open another register or have someone walk around and ask if they can help.
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Birmingham post office does not deserve any stars. Horrible and incompetent!! Don't answer phones and after you hold for 3 minutes they disconnect you! Why are these employees are paid beats me
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