The publisher of each newspaper that utilizes a Periodicals Class Mail permit must file Form 3526 with the local postmaster by Oct. 1.
The information provided on Form 3526 allows the U.S. Postal Service to determine whether the publication meets the standards of Periodicals mailing privileges. Newspapers with electronic subscriptions to claim will also use Form 3526.
The required information also must be printed in an issue of the newspaper:
• Not later than Oct. 10 for publications issued more frequently than weekly.
• Not later than Oct. 31 for publications issued weekly or less frequently, but more frequently than monthly.
• For all other publications, in the first issue whose primary mailed distribution is produced after Oct. 1.
To download a Form 3526, go here.