Manage Mail for the Deceased


When someone has passed away, accumulating mail can attract unwanted attention to an empty house. We suggest redirecting mail and removing their name from advertisers’ mailing lists.

If you shared an address with someone who has since died and would normally receive their mail, you don’t need to do anything. You can open and manage their mail.

To forward a deceased person’s mail to a different address, visit your local Post Office™ . Just turn in a completed change of address form and show a document showing authorization to manage the deceased person’s mail.

Request a change of address online ›

To reduce the amount of mail addressed to the person who has passed away, you can add their name to the Direct Marketing Association’s Deceased Do Not Contact list. Once a name is on the list, the amount of advertising mail addressed to it should slow down within three months.

Register on the web site ›

Related Information

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On the move? With a few clicks and a nominal charge to your credit card (just to verify your identity) your mail will follow you.