How to: get a PO Box in Summit County, CO |

How to: get a PO Box in Summit County, CO

In most of Summit County, postal workers don’t deliver in rain, sleet or snow. In fact, they don’t even deliver in sunshine.

Very few places in the county receive postal service. Many years ago, the postal service developed routes within Summit Cove, Keystone and places north of Silverthorne. If you live in these areas, you can check with your local post office to see if you’re on the route. The rest of us have to venture out in the rain, sleet, snow and sunshine to pick up and send our mail at the post office.

Post office boxes are great for maintaining privacy, since they don’t give a clue about where you physically live. But that’s also their downfall; P.O. boxes tend to create rampant confusion.

That’s right. The rest of the world can’t even fathom us mountain residents who live without mail delivery. So, credit card companies will demand you give a physical address to them. If they’re competent, they’ll flag — in bright yellow arrows or something — your card must go to your P.O. box, not your physical address. If they’re incompetent, get ready for a series of calls, inquiring what happened to your credit card. Same goes with any other shipment.

Bottom line

Be as clear as you can, and follow up if you haven’t received a requested item in a reasonable amount of time. When people send you a package, find out if they’re sending it by regular mail or FedEx or UPS. For FedEx or UPS shipments, they’ll need your physical address.


Most rebates say “no P.O. boxes.” A simple solution: Find friends or family members who receive mail at a physical address and who won’t take your rebate and run. Use their address on the rebate form. It’s just easier.


Bring a lease or another bill with your name and physical address to prove you live there and two forms of identification; one must be a photo ID.


305 S. Ridge St.

(970) 547-0347


500 Lake Dillon Dr.

(970) 513-8282


35 W Main St.

(970) 668-0610


518 Brian Ave.

(970) 468-2050

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