Santa Cruz Post Office

850 Front St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 831-426-0144

Parking: Street Parking
Post Office Lobby Hours
Monday 5:00am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 5:00am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 5:00am - 6:30pm
Thursday 5:00am - 6:30pm
Friday 5:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday 6:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday Closed


Santa Cruz Post Office is a United States Postal Service (USPS) facility in Santa Cruz, CA. This post office offers a full array of services, including package delivery and first class mail.


Self-Service Kiosk
Business Reply Mail® Account Balance
Business Reply Mail New Permit
Bulk Mail New Permit
Burial Flags
Bulk Mail Acceptance
Bulk Mail Account Balance
Carrier Services
Duck Stamps
Greeting Card Services
Global Express Guranteed®
Money Orders (Domestic)
Money Orders (Inquiry)
Money Orders (International)
Pickup Hold Mail
Pickup Accountable Mail
Pickup Notice Left Mail
PO Boxes
Priority Mail International®
Sure Money

Passport Services at Santa Cruz Post Office

Santa Cruz Post Office can accept first-time passport applications, and can facilitate passport renewals. You can schedule an appointment at this post office by calling 831-426-0144 or schedule an appointment online using the Online Scheduling Tool. When you go to your appointment to apply for a new passport, you will need to bring the following items with you to the post office:

  1. A completed U.S. Passport Application form (DS-11)
  2. Proof of U.S. Citizenship. You will need to present original physical documentation proving your citizenship status (for example, your birth certificate). In addition, you will need to bring a photocopy of the document.
  3. Proof of Identity. You will need to show, for example, a driver's license. In addition, you will need to bring a photocopy of this identification document.
  4. A recent color photograph (a "passport photo") which must show the front of your face, and be 2x2 inches in size. Santa Cruz Post Office does have passport photo services, and, for a fee, your photo can be taken there.

See this resource from the U.S. Department of State for full instructions on how to apply in person, including the full list of documents that can be used as proof of U.S. citizenship, and the full list of acceptable identification documents.

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