The State Courier Service is a low-cost mail system which serves the North Carolina university system, technical institutes and community colleges, all State government offices in Raleigh, field offices in State Agencies, city and county government. It is operated by the State in a non-profit basis. Courier rates are discounted from US Mail postage rates, starting at 22 cents for the first ounce. Courier Mail is distributed by vans, which are dispatched from Raleigh every night, Monday though Friday, to deliver mail on sixteen different routes in addition to all Raleigh area locations.
Each user may access the North Carolina State Courier Service website at http://www.doa.state.nc.us/msc/. Here you will find information on basic mailing requirements and restrictions, Courier Service contacts and an on line directory of delivery numbers. The first two digits designate the route number, the second two digits represent the pick-up point, and the last two digits represent the specific agency to which the mail is directed at that stop. Mail addressed to Raleigh locations is to be delivered in the next working day, while city to city delivery, other than Raleigh, can be expected in two working days. The proper way to address mail to be distributed through the Courier Mail Service is as follows:
Operating procedures for preparation and distribution of COURIER MAIL through the campus mail system are as follows: