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CMRA Cheat Sheet

Quickly reference this cheat sheet when filling out CMRA Form 1583.

In the United States, the U.S. Postal Service regulates how mail can be received and handled. USPS also dictates required procedures for commercial mail-receiving agents (CMRAs) like us to follow.

The USPS Form 1583 is used to authorize a CMRA to receive mail on the mailbox renter’s behalf. It also ensures that a responsible party is linked to the mailbox.

To give an operator authority to accept mail on a renter’s behalf, a renter must fill out and submit a CMRA form along with two types of identification.

Using PilotoMail’s seamless and secure ID verification process to ensure compliance with U.S. federal regulations, CMRA forms are pre-filled with a renter’s information ready for them to verify their identity and add their signature directly to our platform.

This cheat sheet is designed to help you know what information goes into each field of the CMRA form.

CMRA Cheat Sheet

DateDate when the form is being signed.
Name of Mail ApplicantName of the person and/or company that will be receiving mail at the location.
Address to be used for DeliveryA business address where you will be receiving your correspondence.
Applicant authorizes delivery to and in care ofInformation of the business place where you will be receiving mail.
(Optional)This authorization is extended toThis is to allow an authorized agent to receive restricted delivery mail.
Name of ApplicantName of the person and/or company that will be receiving mail at the location.
Home AddressHome address of the person who will be receiving mail at the location.

List of Acceptable IDS (One must contain a picture)
i. Valid Driver’s License or State Non-Driver’s Identification Card
ii. Armed Forces, Government, University, or recognized corporate
identification Card
iii. Passport
iv. Alien Registration Card or Certificate of Naturalization
v. Current Lease, Mortgage, or Deed of Trust
vi. Voter or Vehicle Registration Card
vii. Home or Vehicle Insurance Policy

List of NON-Acceptable IDs
i. Social Security Card
ii. Credit Card
iii. Birth Certificate

Company NameName of the company that will be receiving mail at the location.
Business AddressThe address of the business location where you will be receiving mail or other.
Type of Businessex. Consulting, Technology, Banking, Financial, etc.
Name of the registered companyInclude county and state, and date of registration of the company.
Operator’s SignatureThis is the CMRA agent’s signature.
Applicant’s SignatureThis is the signature of the person that corresponds to space (2) in the form.





If a company is a Firm and you want its members to receive mail, you must provide names and IDs for every member on the list.

If a company is a Corporation and you want its officers to receive mail, you must provide their names and addresses.

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