“Notice left” means a package couldn’t be delivered as expected, and has been sent to a post office for pickup.
This could happen for one of many reasons, including:
- The package won't fit in the mail compartment
- The community mailbox is full
- No one was available to receive the package, but the sender hasn't approved a safe drop location
- No one is available to receive the package and there’s no protected, secure location in which to leave it
- The sender has chosen the "Card for pickup" option meaning the package must be picked up at a post office
- The package was addressed to a Post Office Box, but was too large for the receptacle
If you received a Delivery Notice Card, follow the instructions on the card to pick up your package. Otherwise, check the status on Track. When the information is available, we'll tell you where and when to pick up your package.
When you go to the post office
When you go to the post office to pick up your package you must bring:
- Your Delivery Notice Card (if you have one)
- Government-issued photo ID
If you can't pick up the package yourself, you can send someone else in your place. They'll have to bring government-issued photo ID and either:
- The Delivery Notice Card (you must sign the card and print the name of the person you have sent to pick up the package on your behalf)
- A letter of authorization or legal document demonstrating the person’s authority to act on your behalf