No County Post Offices Open Late on Tax Day

Our nearest late-night location is at SFO. Or, you can go to San Jose, Oakland or Salinas if you want to drop your returns in the mail past normal business hours.


Sorry, procrastinators. The United States Post Office will not have a single branch open late tonight in San Mateo County. Blame it on the popularity of online returns.

If you do wait until late to get your information in the mail, you'll need to travel just north, and out of the county, to the post office located at San Francisco International Airport, which will be open until its usual midnight closing.

The office is located at 660 West Field Road. Window hours are 11:00 a.m. – Midnight, curbside drop off 4:00 p.m. – Midnight.

San Francisco District Postal spokesman Jim Wigdel notes that 77 percent of taxpayers filed their taxes online last year, and "we expect the number to increase even more this year."

The Bay-Valley District of the Postal Service, which includes Santa Clara County and the East Bay, has scaled back the number of Post Offices that will offer extended hours. The district will have late hours in three strategic locations: Oakland, San Jose and Salinas. Those offices will remain open until 10:00 p.m.

As in past tax seasons, however, the postal service says it will provide customers with special services including Express Mail, Priority Mail, First-Class Mail, Certificate of Mailing, Certified Mail, and Return Receipt.

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