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Mail Services INFO
Business Reply Mail (BRM)
permit is used when you wish to provide pre-addressed postage paid reply cards or envelopes in your mailing. BRM allows the permit holder to receive First-Class mail processing back from addressee. In this way, you pay only the postage on the mail that is returned by the addressee through the USPS. When designing a BRM mail piece or label, user departments must plan the lead time to print envelopes with the BRM permit indicia; consult with the Mail Services department. The piece must conform to a specific format to qualify as BRM including a unique ZIP+4 code assigned by the USPS.
NOTE: Mail Services CANNOT affix first class postage to reply envelopes; This violates USPS regulations. You need to provide sufficient time to pre-print Business Reply envelopes with the appropriate USPS indicia requirements
New requirements for Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMB) on Business Reply Mail (BRM), Qualified Business Reply Mail (QBRM), Courtesy Reply (CRM) and Meter Reply Mail will now be required to have the new Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMb) in place of the current POSTNET barcode, Specifically: