Bay Point is a POSTAL BOX operation
Bay Point residents, owners and renters, receive their first class mail and packages through a post BOX system. Mail is not delivered to homes. Covenants and Restrictions and development agreements prohibit individual home mail boxes. Any resident of Bay Point can establish a postal box to receive their mail. The cost of the box is set by USPS and all money is paid to USPS.
Mail and packages, are received each day pre-sorted by PO box number. However hundreds of pieces of mail, and many packages, arrive each day with only a name and physical address. These are not sorted for us but are randomly thrown into plastic postal boxes. We have set up a system that cross references a name/address and PO Box. Each piece of mail or package is given one attempt to find the correct combination. If the combination of name/physical address is not matched to an existing PO box, the mail is returned. There are nearly 300 residents with a physical Bay Point address who have not set up a post box, and whose mail is regularly returned. Packages are handled the same way. It requires hours each day to sit and try to match name/address/PO Box. When a match is made you see your box number written on the mail and often a sticker or stamp. That mail can get delayed.
- Every financial institution, government, cable company, doctor’s office etc will accommodate use of a PO Box number in their mailings. Some, like Amazon, or UPS or others may not. The solution is to extend your physical address to include the numbers of your postal box. For instance, your address is “1234 Wahoo”. With Amazon, UPS or others who do NOT permit a PO Box, your address would say “1234 Wahoo 27xxx”. The postal system keys on those last five numbers. DO not use the letters “PO”, just the 5 numbers of your post box.
When a package arrives at Bay Point, a yellow card is put into your box. If there is NO yellow card, there is NO package. Just because a tracking system says “delivered” does NOT mean it’s at Bay Point. It may be another day before it arrives here. We cannot go searching the building to see that a package has not really arrived, even though you think it should be. If it’s important we will and have called the resident when it does arrive.
The use of the postal box number helps you. To have mail and packages sent to the Bay Point post office and yet not have a post office box here is a waste of your money.
In Bay Point there are:
1,500 front doors, approximately
1,000 PO boxes
About 770 PO boxes occupied