Santa Cruz Post Office

850 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Contact Numbers:

Phone: 831-426-0144
Fax: 831-426-9154
TTY: 877-889-2457
Toll-Free: 1-800-Ask-USPS® (275-8777)

Retail Hours

Bulk Mail Acceptance Hours

Monday-Friday 10:00am - 12:30pm, 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

Pickup Services Hours

Monday-Friday 6:30am - 9:00am
Saturday-Sunday Closed

Lobby Hours

Monday-Friday 5:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday 6:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday Closed

PO Box Access Hours

Monday-Friday 5:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday 6:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday Closed

PO Box Delivery Time

Monday-Saturday 10:00am
Sunday Closed

Last Collection Times

Monday-Friday 6:00pm
Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday Closed

Self-Service Kiosk Availability

Monday-Friday 5:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 6:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday Closed

Carrier Facility Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

Passport Acceptance Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am - 11:00am, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Saturday-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 if no available photo hours listed.
  • 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

Passport Photo Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am - 11:00am, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

Global Express Guaranteed® Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

  • Bulk Mail Acceptance
  • Bulk Mail Account Balance
  • Bulk Mail New Permit
  • Burial Flags
  • Business Reply Mail Account Balance
  • Business Reply Mail New Permit
  • Duck Stamps
  • General Delivery
  • Global Express Guaranteed®
  • Money Orders (Domestic)
  • Money Orders (Inquiry)
  • Money Orders (International)
  • Packaged Stamps
  • Passport Acceptance
  • Passport Photo
  • Pickup Accountable Mail
  • Pickup Hold Mail
  • PO Box Online
  • Priority Mail International®
  • Sure Money
  • Street Parking

Visit our Links Page for Change of Address, Hold Mail/Stop Delivery, PO Boxes™ rentals and fees, Rates on Postage Stamps and Freight/Shipping, Holidays, Bulk Mail, Money Orders, and Available Jobs.

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Nearby Post Offices:

East Santa Cruz
1146 Soquel Ave
0.7 mile away

826 Bay Ave
2.9 miles away

4768 Soquel Dr
2.9 miles away

Scotts Valley
241 Kings Village Rd
2.9 miles away


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I'm having the same issue. We went in during semester break, the one day when the public schools are closed that's not a Federal holiday. But inexplicably, the passport office had a sign that said closed. We'll be gone for spring break and the summer is too late. Is it not possible to cross-train postal employees in passport processing? I've been involved with groups that are trying to keep USPS going, through postal banking or resolving the 75-yr pension fund issue. But my own experience is that the customer service is variable and the organization as a whole doesn't try very hard to accommodate working or school schedules. I'm going to try today and see if maybe they take next week for President's day.


I just went to the Santa Cruz main postoffice after lunch hour and the passport section was closed by12:00 noon, not 4pm. :-( How can my high school kid can renew his passport without missing some classes? Renewal by mail isn't an option for him since old passport was issue when he was younger than 15.

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