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Saving money on USPS mailings

You could save some money in these budget cutting times by purging or filtering your mailing lists. I moved to Colorado earlier this year but I received a letter today from the CHI division offering a low interest loan program. I don't live in Michigan anymore. You could check the mailing lists and not send them to anyone who doesn't live in Michigan or I am sure they could also filter out non-Oakland County cities. The savings may not be alot, but it does add up over time.

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Submitted by 3 years ago

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  1. Pinned Moderator

    April 4, 2012 -- Thank you for your suggestion, we are always looking for new and innovative ideas of how to help make Oakland County Government more efficient and effective.

    After reviewing your suggestion we determined CHI only sends to Michigan registered property addresses. At this time, public records may still indicate you own this property and when the records are updated you will no longer receive these mailings.

    Thank you again for your comment.

    2 years ago
  2. I am curious, was this letter forwarded to you via a USPS postal order, or was it addressed directly to you at that address?

    I can think of several legitimate reasons why the owner/taxpayer of record might maintain an out of state mailing address and still maintain a Michigan home as their primary residence.

    Temporary work assignments, sabbaticals, college attendance, active duty call-up for military reserves all come to mind. An out of state relative handling financial matters for an aged parent/grandparent would be another instance where it might appear that someone was "no longer living here"

    Outside of a taxpayer filing with the local Assessor, a PRE Rescind form, there is little for a local/regional Government to go on in determining if an address out of State is a permanent change.

    3 years ago

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