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Placing a mailbox


Mailbox instruction 1-2-2024

Here are some helpful guidelines to follow when installing your mailbox:

  • Position your mailbox 41" to 45" from the road surface to the bottom of the mailbox or point of mail entry.
  • Place your mailbox 6" to 8" back from the curb. If you do not have a raised curb, contact your local postmaster for guidance.
  • Put your house or apartment number on the mailbox.
  • If your mailbox is on a different street from your house or apartment, put your full street address on the box.
  • If you are attaching the box to your house, make sure the postal carrier can reach it easily from your sidewalk, steps, or porch.