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623.5 (C) Requests Delivered by Commercial Carrier, Courier, or by Mail

 

623.5 (C) Requests Delivered by Commercial Carrier, Courier, or by Mail

 

Although it is strongly discouraged, applicants may submit a request for special handling by mail, by courier, or by a commercial carrier, such as Federal Express or United Parcel Service.

 

The party making the request should prepare a letter containing the information set forth in Section 623.5 (B). The letter should be sent to the U.S. Copyright Office together with the items listed in Section 623.5 (B) in an envelope or package that is clearly labeled “Special Handling.”

 

Items delivered by courier should be sent to the Congressional Courier Acceptance Site, which is located at 2nd and D Streets NE, Washington, DC. This location is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (except for federal holidays). Items delivered to this location are typically sent to the Office the next working day.

 

Items delivered by U.S. mail should be sent to the following address: Special Handling

Copyright RAC Division

P.O. Box 71380

Washington, DC 20024-1380

 

A package containing a request for special handling must not exceed twelve inches by eighteen inches by four inches in size. Packages exceeding these dimensions should be delivered in person to the Public Information Office using the procedure described in

 

Section 623.5 (B) or should be sent by U.S. mail or commercial carrier to the following address:

 

Special Handling Department 100

Washington, DC 20540

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If a courier attempts to deliver a package to one of the mailing addresses listed above, it may be rerouted to another location and may not be delivered to the Office for up to three months. See New Procedure for Courier Deliveries, 68 Fed. Reg. 70,039 (Dec. 16, 2003).