Every day each of our Posties delivers to around 1,000 mailboxes, some positioned in difficult places with hard to reach slots. If you are a Rural Delivery Service customer, we have different mailbox requirements. To find out more see Rural Delivery Service. The height from the ground to the mail slot must be 900mm-1200mm. I read USPS regulations that stated a rural mailbox post cannot be made of concrete or steel, but aluminum is an accepted metal for posts (as well as wood). Ordinances governing mailbox standards and placement vary from region to region. What specifications do a mailbox need to reach to be approved in this way? According to a USPS historian (Yes, they exist), the mailboxes had to conform to requirements for construction, size, and the height of the post on top of which the box sat. Given the aforementioned size requirements, rural mailboxes could only hold small packages.
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. Gibraltar E1100B00 Standard Size Galvanized Steel Rural Mailbox, Black. A letter box, letterbox, letter plate, letter hole, deed, mail slot, or mailbox is a receptacle for receiving incoming mail at a private residence or business. In the US and Canada, rural curbside mailboxes may be found grouped together at property boundaries or road/driveway intersections, depending upon conditions. Installation requirements vary from standard unlocked mailboxes: with locking mailboxes, the incoming mail slot must be 41 -45 above the roadside surface, and the front of the mailbox must be 6 -8 back from the curb. Group mailboxes at or near property lines between two homes so that boxes are within a few inches of each other. Rural Carriers drive down some streets on only one side of the street so, in those cases boxes may need to be installed across the street from your home.
Mailbox Guidelines Our plow drivers are warned to take all precautions to avoid striking mailboxes with the wing of the plow. Your participation and cooperation in complying with the above will be greatly appreciated by your rural carrier, postal service and Saco Public Works Department. The regulations for the installation of curbside and roadside mailboxes of U.S Postal Service are including of height requirements. Commonly the regulation of U.