How do I close my Deposit Account?


You may contact the Deposit Account Branch at (571) 272-6500 and request that a "Deposit Account Closure Request Form" be mailed or faxed to you.

There is a waiting period of six consecutive weeks with no activity (timeframe of no activity) before an account can be closed, in order to ensure that all outstanding charges are applied. If the account is currently inactive and has been for at least six consecutive weeks, the account will be closed immediately.  You will receive a letter from the USPTO to notify you of receipt of your request to close your deposit account and a confirmation letter to notify you when your account has been closed, the remaining balance to be refunded, and the expected timeframe for you to receive your refund.


USPTO FAQ - Questions and Answers (17SEP2007)