Is your mailbox designed to stand up to the rigors of the winter plowing season? Please inspect your mailbox before every plow season.
Mailboxes are occasionally damaged during snow removal operations. When possible, the mailbox will be put back in place. Otherwise, City staff will install a replacement box at the earliest possible time. In some cases, a temporary mailbox may be needed until conditions allow proper and permanent repairs to be made.
Following U.S. Postal Service guidelines will minimize mailbox damage. These guidelines state the front (face) of the mailbox may not extend beyond the back of the curb or overhang the curb or street. A 6” (inch) setback measured from the back of the curb to the front of the mailbox is recommended. However, the front (face) of the mailbox should not be greater than 6” (inches) from the back of the curb. Mailbox height should be between 36” to 42” measured from the bottom of the mailbox to street pavement level. The approach to a mailbox should be kept clear 10 ft. in each direction. Mailboxes should be kept in a good state of repair to resist wind and flying snow from the snow plows.