How to Use a PO Box on Payroll Checks

Many people use a post office box as their primary mailing address. Whether you use your post office box to receive personal or business mail, it can be convenient to have one. If you are currently employed, you may be able to use your post office box to receive your payroll checks by completing a few simple steps.

Verify that your employer will accept a post office box as your address.Contact the human resources department or payroll division to find out the company's rules and regulations regarding the use of a post office box as an address. You may be able to use it to receive your payroll check, but you may also need to keep a physical address on file to meet certain requirements.

Complete the appropriate paperwork. In order to use a post office box to receive your paycheck, you must complete a “Change of Address” form from the post office and provide the box number, city, state and ZIP code on the form. If you are a new employee, you must complete the proper new-hire payroll form with the appropriate information.

Confirm that your information is correct on the form. Take a few minutes to read over the form and make sure that you listed the correct post office address. Don’t forget to sign and date the form before you submit it to the payroll department.

Verify that your form was processed. Wait at least one week before you contact the payroll department about your change of address or new-hire payroll form. It may take the payroll department that long or longer to enter your information into the system.