Before installing a new mailbox, you should be aware of the requirements and recommendations that are set forth by the United States Postal Service. A residential mailbox that is curb-side needs to be placed so that the mail carrier can drive up to the mailbox and insert the mail easily without having to leave the mail truck. The regulations for US Postal Service mail box is specified in the Domestic Mail Manual created by the US Postal Service. Postal Service does not govern wall mount boxes, however, you should notify your local mail carrier before installation to ensure proper placement of the mailbox and check for any local codes or regulations governing placement of the box. The regulation height is 42-inches from the bottom of the mailbox to the ground.
Mailboxes for: Select Category. These units meet all the requirements of USPS-STD-4C, the new high-security standard developed by the United States Postal Service. 2ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Department of Justice Code of Federal Regulations, Title III regulations at 28 CFR part 36, subpart D, and the 2004 ADAAG at 36 CFR part 1191, appendices B and D. USPS Approved Mailbox Sizes & Installation Guidelines. Group mailboxes at or near property lines between two homes so that boxes are within a few inches of each other. Code Enforcement 1600 W.
General USPS Requirements for Curbside Residential Mailboxes. You are allowed to use any USPS approved locking or vandal proof mailbox in place of your current mailbox, so long as there aren’t any city or county codes that would supercede that. Chapter 207: NUMBERING OF BUILDINGS; MAILBOX REQUIREMENTS. 96-02 (Ch. 4, Part 2, of the 1994 Code). 207-3 Existing mailbox structures. Home Public Works Department Streets Mailbox Guidelines. Please be sure your mailbox is up to city standards:. Mailbox Requirements (PDF format).
1) The mailbox support shall be a wood post, steel pipe, or steel channel installed no more than 24 inches in the ground. THE LOCAL POST OFFICE SHOULD BE CONTACTED FOR HEIGHT REQUIRMENTS. Dimensions exceeding these are unacceptable and in violation of the Village Municipal Code. Refer to Village Code: 7-1-5-2 – Mailboxes on Public Rights of Way Village Responsibilities From time to time a plow driver may hit your mailbox, or just the mere weight of the snow (or heavy slush) may knock down your mailbox. The Town of Fairfield will evaluate damages to a mailbox on a case-by-case basis. However, damaged mailboxes will only be replaced when it is determined to be caused by direct contact with plow equipment and not caused by incidental conditions such as heavy snow. Below are some tips for mailbox placement to help reduce the chances of damage during winter plowing:. Different regulations have varying requirements for installation of mailboxes. The US Postal Services also has a maximum height requirement but this is not in reference to Accessibility features. Oklahoma City codes allow mailboxes to be erected on a wooden or metal post or within a brick column – measuring 18 inches by 18 inches – but if one incorporates a flower bed or is built too close to the curb a city inspector may come calling. (C) The mailbox installation that conforms with the Mailbox Manual will be considered acceptable. Mailbox location, height, support, mounting and turnout construction shall be in accordance with the Mailbox Manual.