Mailbox Installation Guidelines
The following Postal service guidelines apply to the installation of a rural style mailbox on a post in front of your home. To request a mailbox replacement, click and download the Mailbox Replacement Form below.
The bottom of the mailbox should be forty (40) inches above the ground. The front of the mailbox should be eight (8) inches in from the back of the curb or edge of the road or shoulder.
Posts should be a 4x4-inch wood post or a two inch , thin wall, steel pipe.
NOT ACCEPTABLE ARE MAILBOXES CLOSER THAN EIGHT (8) INCHES OR PROTRUDING INTO THE STREET. NOT ACCEPTABLE ALSO ARE POSTS LARGER THAN 4 X 4 SUCH AS RAILROAD TIES OR MAILBOXES IN BRICK PIERS.
If installed properly and the mailbox is damaged by Township equipment when snow plowing, we will replace it with a "standard" 4 x 4 wood post and support. If it does not conform to the above guidelines, the Township will not be held responsible.