bundled, placed in trays, or sacked and labeled
according to USPS requirements.
Permit mailings are taken to the drop office,
branch, or station designated by the postmaster
concerned. Permit mail will be accepted and verified
by an authorized USPS employee. It may not be
deposited in a mail collection (drop) box.
Prepaid Reply Mail
Prepaid Reply Mail requires preprinting of
specific information on return envelopes or post cards.
Pre-barcoding is not required. Procedures for
initiating Prepaid Reply Mail printing are as follows:
. Forward a sample envelope or post card to the
OMM for approval
. Present your sample to the command or
company who will do the printing
l Make arrangements with the OMM to have the
correct postage affixed to the prepaid envelopes or post
cards before mailing. The meter site will perform this
function for you.
l Prepaid postage should only be used for post
cards, or when material being returned will be of a
A single permit will be maintained by the
consolidated mail facility or another metering activity
for all commands serviced. The plus 4 portion of the
barcoded ZIP Code will be identical for all activities
at a single installation.
Navy activities will accept postage due mail only
from units operating in a hostile area by following
OPNAVINST 5218.7, chapter 4, paragraph C.
Postage due mail is paid in cash before delivery.
Postage due may be paid through the establishment of
a postage due ADTA if postage due collections amount
to $10 or more every 60 days.
A postage due ADTA may be set up if postage
due collections are equal to or greater than what
dollar amount every 60 days?
I n t h i s c h a p t e r w e d e f i n e d a p p r o p r i a t e d,
nonappropriated, and Navy Working Capital Funds.
We also discussed the accountable system for prepaid
postage and the use of ADTAs. We talked about the
use of the postage metering system, the use of meters,
forms, mailing permits, and other cost-saving postal