Statement of ownership filing due for October deadline

Sep 1, 2020

The publisher of each publication sending Periodicals Class Mail, including foreign publications accepted at Periodicals rates, must file Form 3526 by Oct. 1 of each year at the original entry post office or file online via Business Customer Gateway.

To expedite the process, this year, USPS is encouraging PS 3526 submissions online using the Business Customer Gateway.

Simply log into your Business Customer Gateway. From the Welcome page, go to Mailing Services>Postal Wizard>Complete a Customer Service Form>Online Form 3526.

To set up a Business customer Gateway account, sign up at

The National Newspaper Association also requests that all NNA member newspapers send a copy of their statement of ownership to: NNA, Lynne Lance, PO Box 13323, Pensacola, FL 32591-3323, or email

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 3526x.

The required information also must appear in an issue of the publication whose primary mailed distribution is produced:

  • 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 where primary mailed distribution is produced after Oct. 1.

Download a fillable PDF PS 3526 here: