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[74 Stat. 686]
[74 Stat. 686]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PUBLIC LAW 8 6 - 6 8 2 - S E P T. 2, 1960

[74 S T A T.

CHAPTER 91—DELIVERY SERVICE Sec.

6001. 6002. 6003. 6004. 6005. 6006. 6007. 6008. 6009.

City delivery service. Village delivery service. Receiving boxes. Delivery of mail at stations or branches. Rural delivery service. Special delivery service. Fee paid to persons making delivery of special delivery mail. Special handling. Community mail boxes.

§ 6001. City delivery service (a) The Postmaster General shall establish city delivery service for the free delivery of mail, as frequently as the public business may require, at every incorporated city, village, or borough containing a population of fifty thousand within its corporate limits. (b) The Postmaster General may establish city delivery service for the free delivery of mail— (1) at a place containing a population of not less than ten thousand, within its corporate limits, according to the last general census, taken by authority of State or United States law; or (2) at a post office which produces a gross revenue, for the preceding fiscal year, of not less than $10,000; or (3) upon consolidation of two or more post offices situated within the corporate limits of a city, village, or borough, which offices produced revenue of not less than $10,000 for the preceding fiscal year. (c) The Postmaster General may continue city delivery service at post offices where it is established, even though there is a decrease below ten thousand in population or $10,000 in gross postal revenue. § 6002. Village delivery service (a) The Postmaster General may establish village delivery service for the free delivery of mail in towns and villages having post offices of the third class that are not by law entitled to city delivery service. (b) When a post office becomes a post office of the second class the Postmaster General may not continue village delivery service at that office. § 6003. Receiving boxes (a) When the public convenience requires, the Postmaster General may provide receiving boxes for the deposit of mail and for the collection of mail deposited therein. (b) The Postmaster General may not place a receiving box inside a building except a railroad station, a public building, or a building which is freely open to the public during business hours. H e may declare that chutes or other devices approved by him which are connected with receiving boxes are part thereof and under the exclusive care and custody of the Department. § 6004. Delivery of mail at stations or branches The Postmaster General may not transmit a letter to a branch post office or station for delivery to an addressee contrary to the request of the addressee. § 6005. Rural delivery service The Postmaster General shall maintain a rural delivery service for the free delivery of mail serving as nearly as practicable the entire rural population of the United States.