Placement of a rural mailbox must be in accordance with the regulations established by the U.S. This placement includes the height of the box when installed. If you are a Rural Delivery Service customer, we have different mailbox requirements. The height from the ground to the mail slot must be 900mm-1200mm. Curbside mailbox posts should be buried less than 24 inches deep and made from wood no larger than 4 inches high by 4 inches wide. 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).
The U.S. Postal Service has issued mailbox regulations regarding residential mailboxes. I still don’t understand y my mail box should be 42 to 46 in height. Because you have never had the privilege to be a rural carrier and deliver 700 boxes 6 days a week, week in and week out, you probably have no idea what the term repetitive motion injury means. What specifications do a mailbox need to reach to be approved in this way? The new program, known as rural free delivery (RFD), started in 1896 as an experiment to determine whether delivering mail to residents outside the city was practical. 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. 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. Canada Post requires all rural mailboxes to have a minimum interior dimensions of 45 cm in length by 17.
Rural box number (or house number) must be painted on the box in numerals not less than one inch. Rural Mailbox Placement. Curbside, custom-built boxes can be constructed in any size between the maximum and minimum outside dimensions and can be approved by the postmaster as long as it conforms, generally, in shape and proportions of height, width, and length to a manufactured box. 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.