Forest Lake Post Office

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78 6th Ave SW, Forest Lake, MN 55025

Contact Numbers

Phone: 651-464-1353
Fax: 651-464-0070
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 3:00pm
Sunday Closed

Passport Appointment Hours*

Monday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Routine processing has resumed. 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 - 1:30pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 1:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 1:30pm
Thursday 10:00am - 1:30pm
Friday 10:00am - 1:30pm
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)
  • Passport Acceptance
  • Passport Photo
  • Pickup Accountable Mail
  • Pickup Hold Mail
  • PO Box Online
  • Lot Parking
  • Passport Appointment Hours

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Nearby Post Offices:

Wyoming
26824 Felton Ave
2.7 miles away

Hugo
5615 150th St N
4.3 miles away

Stacy
31140 Forest Blvd
5.1 miles away

Chisago City
29385 Old Towne Rd
5.6 miles away

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This is getting way out of hand. Every week and I me every week I am missing mail and getting my neighbors mail. I get the daily digest so I can see the mail that I'm suppose to get. Today my $600 govt. check was being delivered, guess what It WASN't. Iget my neighbors check and some of his tax info. This happens all the f'n time. Why is nobody answering the phone at 3:15. Find my CHECK
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nice job. yes,it is causing me inconvenience. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm&pli=1#inbox?projector=1
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missing another piece mail
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New resident to Forest Lake as of 10/26. I don't write negative reviews, but I've had enough with this post office already. I consistently get mail for the prior owners. I leave highlighted notes, and list all names residing at my residence on my mailbox for the mail carrier, yet my mailbox is full of mail that's not mine. The carrier won't even take the mail labeled 'return to sender' back to the post office to ensure the mail is returned to the correct person. He just continues to add to the pile every delivery day. Either my carrier cannot read or he's acting maliciously. I don't think the post office hires illiterate people. Please take some pride in your work and show your customers respect.
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Forest Lake/Chisago City route. Received notice on Sat 10/20/20 that I was receiving my charge card statement and information on my health insurance that day. The driver raced by our house at 4 in the afternoon and none of it was delivered. Nor was it delivered on Monday. Now sensitive information is floating around because once again these overpaid government workers are not doing their job. All they have to do is match the number on the envelope with the number on the mail box. How hard is that?
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Total ignorance of the job!!! I personally put in change address on the 30th of October at the office. Spoke to someone on the 1 of November to check mail was forwarded they told me yes labels were printed yet I packed is sent back over sea’s as no forwarding address. What’s wrong with this picture. Oh but then on the 2nd I get a certified letter I need to sign for. Who is not doing there job. I would like to be set a 97.00 dollar check for the shipping charges. Please respond. Carmen Myslicki
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Never fails. This post office is horrible when delivering Parcels, i.e. from Amazon. Every time we have a package coming on a Saturday, it is never delivered and we get an automated message stating the delivery was attempted, but had no access. Well, we live in a NON GATED townhouse community. So everyone's mailbox is at central locations. So the "no access" is a flat out lie. Now if the mailbox is full, we have a front step that neither UPS nor FedEx have zero issues leaving our packages at. Esp. on a Saturday. Now I do not know if FL P.O. is understaffed or if the drivers are just lazy. This happens pretty much every Saturday, and sometimes during the week. I had 3 coming today (10/19/19) but at 2:29 pm, we got the message that there was "no access to delivery location" which, unless there is a forcefield over the townhouse community is virtually impossible. This is extremely frustrating and NEEDS to be corrected, whether it is hiring more drivers, re-training, or hiring drivers that actually do their job. Whatever happened to : "Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Dark Of Night Shall Stay These Couriers From The Swift Completion Of Their Appointed Rounds."
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I mailed 15 packages and it only took 10 minutes! I was there around 3pm and there was no line. I just walked right up to the counter. Dana was super nice and helpful. He found the best price for me and was so kind and polite. The packages were supposed to arrive in 4 days since I chose the cheaper option, but they arrived the next day! Super speedy!! Dana even noticed that I had the wrong zip code on one of my packages and looked up the correct one for me. He said it was no problem! He was so knowledgeable and speedy at his job. Thank you for making this experience enjoyable!
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I agree that Dana is amazing! Always friendly and fast with his service. Genuinely nice guy!
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I live on the border of Forest Lake/Chisago. Our driver is awesome. However, her vehicle leaves a trail of oil behind it. I have contacted the Forest Lake Post Office about a month ago. They said they would take care of it. And actually I haven’t noticed big oil spots on my cement driveway until today. We waved at each other as she was getting back in her vehicle after dropping off a package at my door. About an hour later I noticed the big oil spot. And another right near the first fresh one that was probably left the day before. It is ridiculous! You can follow the trail of oil all the way from the street, see where the truck stops and she gets out (about a 8” wide puddle there), then see the trail where she turns around and drives away. I can see many trails from times past and it is damaging my driveway. Even without my call to the office, they MUST know there is an issue. The truck must be filled up with oil daily just to be driven! I tried to use the USPS form to submit this claim. After 3 tries and SUPER frustrated, I gave up and went this route. The site kept getting hung up. Grrrr Down on the road by our mailboxes there is definitely road damage. You can see where the truck pulls out and leaves. Where they stop is a huge oil slick. Please if you are having this same issue, write a review. I would love to make sure this vehicle is taken off our roads (or at least fixed properly). Thank you.
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We just moved to the border of Forest Lake/Chisago and have had 3 different deliveries in the past month that has resulted in oil on our driveway. I have filed complaints with USPS and requested that the oil be cleaned up and the vehicle to be fixed. Today I spoke with Randy at the post office again and let him know that it happened again. He said that they put a card in the drivers box (not sure what that means), but it obviously did not work. I asked to speak with postmaster since she did not return my call previously. He told me he would leave her a note. I do not plan to wait for return call, instead I will go there personally to chat with her. I agree with the other person, this is ridiculous and this vehicle should not be on the road or for sure not on my driveway!
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The mail delivery lady in Columbus is beyond lazy. I have put up package crammed in my box that I struggled to get out or they are balanced on top for a to see and to take. Now she is trying to say she can deliver package because she can not get to the door or box. Get another job if you don't want to do it. Other people would be happy to have the pay and benifits. Oh and dont try to call the number it is just always a busy singal.
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Amazing employee, helped me out of a jam when I failed to include proper address, she saved me from months of headaches by allowing me to correct my mistake easily. God blessyou Shirley for being an awesome employee and human being.
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Forest Lake Postal carriers don't know what it means when a flag is up on a mailbox so someone please tell them. They don't deliver if they don't feel like it. They didn't deliver to my neighbor and I for 7 weeks last winter and apparently none today! Get a different job people! BTW they shut their phones so you can't complain. Smart on their end.
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To the mail lady that delivers mail in the forest lake/Columbus area, you do not deserve this job as you are lazy. Please treat people's packages as if it were your own. Obviously, you do not want your package to be thrown all over your driveway in the rain and snow. Please deliver people's packages to their front step. IT IS YOUR JOB. If you cannot do that, please look for another job. To USPS in forest lake, MN, please conduct a review of your delivery staff. Thank you. Forest Lake resident.
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I move to Forest Lake about 8 months ago and I have never had such awful mail service. I am sick and tired of having packages shoved into my mailbox to the point I can't get them out myself and they are damaged. In addition, we are getting packages that should have been delivered to other people. Makes me wonder how many of my packages have been delivered to the wrong address. That may explain why when I get a notice that a package has been delivered but it is not at my home. This all tells me that the mail carrier is extremely incompetent.
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We haven't put outgoing mail in our mailbox for years because of issues.... We constantly get other people's mail. A couple weeks ago we had next door neighbors mail in our box, and a package on our deck from a few houses down the road. Now my wife's Christmas gift shows delivered, usps, but it's not here. You guys would all be fired if in the private sector.
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ordered an item thru AMAZON and was told that it wold be delivered by the USPS in Forest Lake - it would have been on a Sunday too, and I got an email saying that the package was "undeliverable" - when I know that people were at the house to receive the mail -- no attempt was made by the mail carrier to even deliver the item (that was a last minute birthday gift). Thanks you very little USPS IN FOREST LAKE!!!!
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Carrier will not take out going mail from the box. Just shoved it to the back of the box and added new incoming mail. Don’t they take outgoing mail anymore?
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Does anyone know why I don't get my mail on Saturdays? Sometimes they delivered sometimes they don't sometimes it takes till 6 p.m.! Do we just have a really bad mailman or do they just decide they're not going to hit my street?y
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Looking through the reviews of the Lazy mail lady below, I think we are all talking about the same mail lady that runs the same route in forest lake. She is so lazy that she crams everything including packages into the mailbox with half the mails/packages sticking out. Or she will just throw it on the driveway from the street. By the time you get home from work in the late afternoon/evening, if it rains, there goes all your mails and packages drench in water. This mail lady that runs the forest lake route needs to be fire. She is lazy and would find every excuses to not get out of the vehicle and deliver. To this mail lady, if you value your job, please deliver people's mail properly. Thank you.
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Have a car parked almost 10ft from our mailbox. Haven't received mail for 2 weeks, and find out it's because our mailbox is blocked. The car is 10' away! What happens if a neighbor parks in front of our box, no mail that day I guess. Just plain lazy, get out of the car and deliver the mail, it's your job!
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First of the mailman crushes and crams my mail into the box and second of all every time i go into the forest lake post office the lady named barb at the counter is beyond rude. Shes always rude to the people before me in line, myself, my girlfriend and anybody in line behind me. Should be able to get my packages withouy an issue..
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I was supposed to recieve 2 packages yesterday. My mailbox is across the street from my house side door/deck door. I was home during the time and recieved two emails: one said could not complete the delivery because the employee did not have access to the delivery location. The other says Delivery of the item could not be completed because the mail receptacle was blocked. Number one, my driveway up to my house door is NOT BLOCKED. Number two, how do you NOT have access to my delivery location. Are the workers just too lazy to walk my packages up to the door being my mailbox is ACROSS my street? My door is literally 25 ft from the street. I am extremely upset that they used two excuses, and lame ones at that. My outside lights were even on so they could see up the driveway, even though there is salt down so there is no ice anyways!
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hi there, garbage faces! I paid $35 to send a christmas package with insurance two day priority mail on December 17. I got a text on Friday December 22 saying that it was IN FOREST LAKE, for delivery. THEY STILL DON'T HAVE IT. YOU WORTHLESS PIECES OF trashholes. I hope someone poops in your stockings. Thanks for ruining people's christmas.
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What happens to mail I label as RETURN TO SENDER? I am sick of getting unwanted solicitations? Thank you.
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Hi there I just moved well about 2 weeks ago and I filled out a change of address and my mail went to my old place I contacted the manager there and she won't let me get my mail out so can you please get my mail out of that box well 2 boxes there from amazon I used to live at 856 12th st sw forest lake mn 55025 now I live at 1700 8th st SE forest lake mn 55025 .. either put my mail in my new box,or please bring it to the post office so I can get it ty.both myself tara ulness and lori keller both moved to that 1700 8th st se ty
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Phone number on Web site not answered. Just rings until I get tired of waiting until I hang up.
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The Forest Lake postal service is getting terrible, I don't think I've gotten any mail in the past few weeks..not even JUNK !
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Our mail lady won't bring packages to the door either! She lies and says we have nails sticking out on our porch.
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My mail person sucks ass...she never brings my packages up to my door, always have to go to the post office to pick them up wtf?
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impossible to contact
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Hours are wrong on their website, they are only open until 5:00.
Always a long line, they don't have enough people working their lobby.
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Don't ask to get your box rekeyed either, I couldn't access my box for a month. One month.....
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