Mailbox Installation Guidelines

Rural area mailbox guidelines

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 4x4 inch wood posts or a two (2) inch thin-wall steel pipe.

Not acceptable are mailboxes closer than eight (8) inches or protruding into the street. Also, not acceptable are posts larger than 4 x 4 such as railroad ties, mailboxes in brick piers, I-beams, etc..

Snow removal for mailbox approaches is the responsibility of the homeowner when mailboxes are not installed according to the guidelines.
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. A homeowner wishing to construct a mailbox structure must obtain a permit to do so. In the event a mailbox structure is damaged, repairs/replacement is the sole responsibility of the property owner.

Mail Box Installation Guidelines