Postal Center


Postal Truck

BGS Postal Center
1078 US Route 2
Montpelier, VT 05633-7601

Phone: (802) 828-2203 
Fax: (802) 828-3710

Mail pickup and deliveries to the Montpelier and Waterbury complexes as well as to select areas in Washington and Chittenden Counties are made once a day. 



May 31, 2015 USPS Price Change
For complete information go to the USPS website at:
Click on the following in the left hand column:
Mailing Services Prices
Excel - Final
Updated 05/26/15

Brief summary of rate changes:
Retail 1 ounce letter remains at .49
Meter 1 ounce letter changes from .48 to .485
Automation 1 ounce letter changes from .403 to .413

First Class Flats (ie: 9x12 envelopes) remain essentially the same but First Class parcels will see a substantial increase as well as some services.  For example: Restricted Delivery on a Certified Mail Letter has increased from $5.05 per piece to $8.60 per piece.  Click here for more detail on most commonly used classes and services for current and new rates.


Please note that any job you send to BGS for Print/Mail processing utilizing the BGS Permit #212 is eligible for free-to-you electronic address correction.  A file will be sent to all participants on a weekly basis and will show your Customer Number, the job ID (or Print Shop Requisition number), the recipient’s name, their old address and their new address.

 Please update your mailing lists when this information is provided to you.


Postal Price increase

What we do......

  • Pickup and delivery of inter and intra- office mail
  • Pickup and metering of outgoing mail
  • Sort and delivery of incoming Federal mail
  • Delivery of print jobs for the Print Shop
  • Delivery and Pickup of records for the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
  • 100% same day automated processing of all 1st class letters weighing between .5 ounces and 3 ounces
  • Automated mail processing
  • Authorized FedEx shipping agent / daily shipment of parcels
  • Security x-ray screening of all incoming mail and parcels

If you would like to have your e-mail address added to our list serve to receive notifications of upcoming program updates or changes, click on the following link and enter the necessary information:

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The Postal Center (BGS Central Services Division) has invested in the MLOCRs FASTforward technology that manages the move update address changes automatically.

How it works...
Agency mail is read by the MLOCR (Multi-line Optical Character Reader), this software is linked to the USPS data base containing the latest change of address for recipients who have moved and filed the necessary change of address orders. The new address is sprayed on the First Class mail piece and the mail is sorted to the proper zip code for automated mail processing and postage discounts.

There must be a clear area on the envelope of 5/8" from the bottom edge of the mail piece or 4.75" from the right edge. Envelope design and format are critical - they must meet standards for both bar-coding and FASTforward processing. The Postal Center staff will meet with you to discuss any questions you have related to envelope design and format specifications.

It is important that you (the customer) understand that by using FASTforward for move updates you will not be aware of (or informed of) addresses changed by FASTforward . If you wish to know about address changes, there is the option of using endorsements to get this. Postal Center staff will be glad to assist you in making the best decision for your department. You may also E-mail us with your questions.