Mailbox Guidelines

The following Postal Service guidelines apply to the installation of a rural style mailbox on a post in front of your home.

The bottom to the mailbox should be forty-two (42) inches above the ground.  The front of the mailbox should be twelve (12) inches in from the back of the curb, or edge of the road or shoulder.

Posts should be 4×4 inch wood posts or a two (2) inch, thin wall, steel pipe.

Mailboxes closer than eight (8) inches or protruding into the street are NOT ACCEPTABLE.  Posts larger than 4×4, such as railroad ties or mailboxes in brick piers are NOT ACCEPTABLE.

If installed properly and mailbox is damaged by Township equipment when snowplowing, we will replace it with a “standard” 4×4 wood post and support.  If it does not conform to the above guidelines, the Township will not be held responsible.