Whether or not you need to be present to sign for a delivery will depend on several factors, including the delivery carrier, the type of package, and the specific delivery instructions provided by the sender. Here are some general guidelines:
- Signature Required: If the sender has specified that the delivery requires a signature, then someone will need to be present to sign for the package. If you won’t be available to sign for the delivery, you may be able to provide delivery instructions to the carrier, such as leaving the package with a neighbor or at a nearby pickup location.
- Carrier Policy: Some carriers have their own policies regarding signature requirements. For example, UPS may require a signature for certain types of packages, while FedEx may not. It’s always best to check with the carrier to determine their specific policy.
- Adult Signature: Some packages, such as those containing alcohol or other restricted items, may require an adult signature. In these cases, the recipient must be at least 21 years old and present a valid government-issued ID to sign for the package.