Amherst Post Office

120 S Main St, Amherst, VA 24521

Contact Numbers

Phone: 434-946-0657
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 4:30pm
Tuesday 4:30pm
Wednesday 4:30pm
Thursday 4:30pm
Friday 4:30pm
Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday Closed

Passport Walk-In Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00am - 10:00am
Wednesday 9:00am - 10:00am
Thursday 9:00am - 10:00am
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Passport Appointment Hours

Monday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
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

*Appointments are required outside of walk-in hours to apply for or renew US Passports. Please Call or schedule online.

Bulk Mail Acceptance Hours

Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
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)
  • Packaged Stamps
  • 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:

120 Turkey Mountain Rd
2.6 miles away

3378 S Amherst Hwy
4.9 miles away

Piney River
3577 Patrick Henry Hwy
5.2 miles away

2418 Piedmont Rd
6.3 miles away


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Clifford Baptist Church, 635 Fletchers Level Rd. Amherst, VA 24521 There has been no mail pickup or delivery since Thursday. This is Saturday June 10th.


I recently mailed a Priority Mail package to Amherst and it’s delivery was delayed. Unfortunately, I had lost my tracking number, as well. Ms Cabell telephoned to discuss the matter personally. She was very courteous and assured me everything possible would be done to locate my package. Fortunately the package did, in fact, arrive at its destination. My dealing with the Amherst post office was both pleasant and efficient and very much appreciated. Sherrie Holloway 405 12th Street Grottoes, VA. 24441


Eva is the nicest Post Office worker I've ever spoken to. Thank you for your help today!


What's the point of paying postage for a package to be delivered if this poor excuse of a mail carrier doesn't deliver the packages that won't fit in the mailbox? Just bring it to the door.


Agreed. WORST post office EVER. They continually forward our mail to a different address even though we have filled out the forms, PAID and CALLED 3 times. Unbelievable. Total incompetence.


I agree this is the worst post office ever the mail lady doesnt even attempt to deliver my packages she just leaves a notice saying she tried. I called the post office and the manager had the audacity to tell me they are not obligated to deliver to the house.

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Worst Post office ever!!!! My packages are being thrown in my driveway. Our mail has been damaged on numerous occasions. My mail is being left in the mailbox with the flag up. I have complained to no avail. They need a new Post Master at the Amherst Office.Everbody complain here Maybe somthing will be done ...


Worst Post office ever!! Our mail person has no respect for anybody. We have called and complained numerous times. The manager absolutely does nothing to address any issues. The incompetence is mind boggling at this location. Our mail is intentionally left in the box with the flag up. The carrier refuses to deliver packages .. We complained now the carrier just throws our packages in the driveway . No plastic cover . 100 $ Of stuff would have been ruined. Since calling and complaining is not effective locally. Guess they cover each other. Send all complaints here.

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