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A certified letter is guaranteed by the postal service to be delivered to the recipient. A form is filled out at the post office that contains the name of the sender and the person/place where the letter is sent. The sender receives a receipt and can request they be notified when delivery is made. When delivery is made the a person must sign for accepting the mail. The cost is more than ordinary postage, but it gives the sender proof of having sent the material. Actually the letter is not guaranteed to be delivered to the recipient if it is sent via certfied mail. Anyone who answers the door at the address can sign for the letter if it is not sent via restricted mail, which can only be signed by the recipient or I believe anyone who can produce legal papers of guardianship of said recipient. This method of mailing is also more expensive by several dollars (about 5, I think give or take).
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The United States Post Office now has the option of using electronic receipts instead of the old green cards. The green cards are still available, and the cost to send a r…egular certified letter using the old method is $6.48 including postage. The cost to send a certified letter using the new electronic receipts, including postage is $4.51.
Asking the post man who sent the certified letter is one why to find out who the sender is. There are no laws that prohibit the post man from revealing the sender.
There are several reasons why a person could receive a certified letter. The letter could be a bill, official paperwork such as divorce papers, etc.
It don't always show the name of the sender.
When you send a certified letter, the person receiving it has to sign a receipt acknowledging it was delivered and received. The receipt (or a copy) is sent to the person who …mailed it to prove that the letter was delivered and received. This eliminates the excuse "I never received it" - especially in legal matters.
Take the certified letter notification (the card telling you that a certified letter is being sent to you) to your local post office, and ask who the sender is.
The fee is $2.95 plus the usual postage for certification. Delivery confirmation would be extra.
Address it like you would a regular letter.
No. So-called "e-mail" is not considered to be a legally verifiable delivery system in any court in the US.
Such a document is called the provenance.
Certified Mail is a special service started in 1955 by the US Postal Service that gives the sender proof of mailing and delivery. If the intended receiver does not sign th…e receipt of deliver, then he will not receive that letter. Any person can sign for the letter, so if the intended receiver is not at home, or not available to pick it up at the post office, someone else can do it for him, as long as they sign the reciept taking responsibility for the letter.
I received a certified letter from an old employer because of 2 reasons. First, they needed to have me sign for my W2 and they also sent a certified letter to me to state that… my 401K owed me more money than originally thought, when I closed it out and left the company. So, it was for legitimate reasons and for legal tracking purposes. I would not worry about it, but take care of it. I could also see a former employer contacting you if you owed them money because they cannot legally take any owed money out of a last paycheck. Either way, it is unfinished business and you will probably be relieved once you find out why. Good luck.
Without opening it it's impossible to tell, open it and find out!
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In order to determine if rent needs to be sent via certified mail, you should check your lease or rental agreement. It would be a wise choice to send it certified mail so ther…e is proof that the landlord received it.
No. If the landlord is sending a certified letter for specific person than only that specific person or authorized representative, such as someone living in the same household…, may sign for that letter. If it is sent out then signed by the same person this could be a federal offense.