When the shipment reaches its destination, Adult Signature Confirmation requires the signature of an individual at the residence who is at least 21 years of age, who provides proof of age with a government-issued photo identification that lists the date of birth and/or age of the signer prior to delivery. The USPS maintains a record of delivery (including the recipient’s signature) for two years.
Adult Signature Confirmation allows merchants who have been authorized to ship alcohol and tobacco to ensure they uphold their end of what’s required by law. Namely that only individuals of-age receive the age-restricted merchandise.
Accessing Tracking Information from USPS Adult Signature Confirmation
Tracking information for Adult Signature Confirmation can be accessed online or by phone.
Contact the USPS direct at 1-800-222-1811. You may also make requests for copies via email, mail or fax for free.
Upon request, faxed and emailed copies are processed within two hours and 24 hours, respectively. Mailed receipts are sent First-Class and should arrive within two to three business days.
Services Eligible for USPS Adult Signature Confirmation
Adult Signature Confirmation is available with some USPS services.
Available with some domestic services for an extra fee:
- Priority Mail
- Priority Mail Express
- Parcel Select
Not available on other services:
- First Class Mail
- Media Mail
- International shipments
General Restrictions Apply to USPS Adult Signature Confirmation
The package must be greater than ¾ inches thick.
Thinner contents must be placed and sent in a rigid box or container that won’t lose its shape or collapse into a flat or letter-sized piece during handling and delivery.
Special restrictions apply when sending tobacco. Learn more about sending tobacco.
Fee for USPS Adult Signature Confirmation
The 2021 commercial rate is $6.90 per parcel, for qualifying services.