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Indicias and Permits

Indicias

An indicia is a permit or imprint that allows the University to mail without putting postage on each piece. Production Services maintains the University's permit accounts with the USPS. Therefore, ALL mailings using a University permit must be coordinated through Production Services.

Mailing Permits

Non-Profit

  • The mailing must consist of 200 or more pieces of domestically addressed mail.
  • Content must be substantially related to the mission of the University.
  • Each mail piece must be identical in weight.
  • An individual mail piece must weigh less than 16 ounces.
  • Mail pieces must have a complete University return address.

Pre-Sorted First Class

  • The mailing must consist of 500 or more pieces.
  • Must have a complete University return address.
  • Each piece must be identical in weight.
  • An individual mail piece must weigh less than 11 ounces.
  • Pre-Sorted First Class postage rates are discounted.

First-Class

  • The mailing must consist of more than 200 and less than 500 pieces.
  • Must have a complete University return address. (Only metered or stamp First Class mail may be sent with no return address).
  • Each piece must be identical in weight.

Indicia/Permit Requirements

  • The indicia must be printed directly on the mail pieces.
  • It must be placed parallel to the address in the upper right corner
  • It must be printed with clear space around it of at least 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch
  • The entire area of the indicia must be no larger than 1 1/2 inches
  • It should be rectangular
  • All pieces must be identical in weight.
Example of Indicia/Permits

Mailing Permit Indicias