Save Money & Time: Use MSC & State Courier
Did you know that all mail and packages sent to and from North Carolina state government agencies go through DOA's Mail Service Center? Even those sent through USPS are processed by the MSC. If you are sending mail (or packages) from one state agency to another, the fastest and cheapest way is through MSC delivery.
|Service Comparison||Mail Service Center||US Postal Service||Fed Ex Ground Service *|
|Item||Agency Cost||Delivery Time||Agency Cost||Delivery Time||Agency Cost||Delivery Time|
|Letter (<1 oz.)||$0.53||1-2 days||$0.66||3-5 days||starts at $10.80||up to 3 days|
|Large Envelope (<1 oz.)||$1.16||1-2 days||$2.01||3-5 days||starts at $10.80||up to 3 days|
|Small Package (<13 oz.)||up to $8.25||1-2 days||up to $9.95||3-5 days||up to $15.80||up to 3 days|
|Large Package (>13 oz.)||starts at $9.00||1-2 days||starts at $11.22||3-5 days||starts at $20.80||up to 3 days|
* FedEx grounds service does not include fuel or other surcharges.
** For Express delivery service please contact MSC.
Courier Billing Rates
Courier Billing is based on a calendar month and sent through the NCDOA Fiscal Office. For billing questions, call MSC at 984-236-7160.
|Courier Over 50 lb.||
USPS Rate + $18.00 fee per piece
USPS Rate + $12.00 fee per piece (Lab samples going to the State Lab are considered time critical and will fall into this class)
USPS Billing Rates
|USPS Letters||USPS Postage + 10%|
|Presort Service for Letters||Contact MSC|
|USPS Large Envelopes (Flats)||USPS Postage + $0.75 per piece|
|USPS Small Parcels (Under 13 oz.)||USPS Postage + $1.00 per piece|
|Parcels (Over 13 oz.)||USPS Postage + 20%|
|UPS||USPS Postage + 20%|
MSC Annual Service Fees
|Standard Service||Premium Service|
|Customers receive one MSC address and standard once-a-day service. The fee is $1,200 annually and billed each July.||Customers receive one MSC address and twice-a-day service. The fee is $1,860 annually and billed in July.|
This page was last modified on 02/01/2023