U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has written a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan asking the postal service to correct addresses of Missouri residents with Iowa mailing addresses. Senator McCaskill mentioned Clark County commissioners and residents of Clark County formally have requested the postal service make the address changes. In addition, the Senator noted residents of the Missouri counties of Mercer, Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, and Atchison also are affected. McCaskill urged the Postmaster General to proactively work with all of those counties to correct the issue as soon as possible. The Senator quoted Clark County Commissioner Buddy Kattelmann as saying the problem has existed for at least 30 years. She said the presiding commissioner claims no one has provided a definitive answer as to why Missouri residents in Clark County have Iowa addresses.
Senator McCaskill said all Clark County commissioners believe now is an optimal time for the Postal Service to correct the addresses because Clark County currently is transitioning its 911 address system.
The letter to the postmaster general said the address issue causes residents, businesses, and local governments of the six counties a wide variety of unnecessary burdens and said it can take several months to obtain death certificates. Local police officers believe
Missouri driver’s licenses are fraudulent because they have Iowa addresses.