Question: Where Do I Put My Mailbox?

Can the post office tell you where to put your mailbox?

Just move your box.

My understanding of moving a mail box is as follows: you can not move your mailbox to a new location without approval from your local postmaster.

Conversely, the post office can not tell you to move your mail box, but they can write a letter to you asking you to move it..

What side of the road do I put my mailbox?

Your mailbox door must be 6 to 8 inches from the curb when closed. Your mailbox must face outward and be placed on the right-hand side of the road.

Can I put a package in my mailbox?

If your package is less than one-half inch thick and weighs less than 10 oz, you may use postage stamps and do one of the following: Put it in your mailbox for carrier pickup. Drop it in a blue collection box or Post Office lobby mail slot. Request a free pickup.

Do you need permission to move your mailbox?

Regardless of where you are moving the mailbox 2 inches from its current location, or from the street to the house, you do need to request permission to move the mailbox. Call your local Post Office and speak with a delivery manager.

Do mailboxes have to be approved?

All mailboxes must be approved by the Postal Service™. Custom made mailboxes will be approved by the Postmaster if they meet established standards. Name put on box should be at least one inch high.

Do you need concrete for mailbox post?

Most mailbox post installations require a 60 lb. bag of dry concrete.

Can the mailman refuse to deliver your mail?

Ruiz said carriers may refuse to deliver mail to places they feel are unsafe or threatening, such as a home with a dangerous dog. However, the Postal Service is supposed to leave a written notice to residents if they stop deliveries, telling them where to pick up their mail.

Can I move my mailbox from street to house?

Or, it may be located in a position that makes the mail vulnerable to theft or vandalism. Usually, you can relocate a residential mailbox without violating USPS mailbox guidelines if you follow four easy steps. Contact your local postmaster first.

How deep does a mailbox post need to be?

Use a post hole digger to dig a hole for your post at this spot. Dig deep enough that the height of your mailbox above the ground is around 42 inches. Do not dig deeper than 24 inches.

What are the rules for mailbox placement?

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.

Can I move my mailbox to my driveway?

Depending on the approach to your mailbox, the carrier must be on the left side of the box to deliver from the vehicle. The carrier may drive into your driveway, or not. If not, I would see no reason why the mailbox can’t be on either side of the driveway. The best bet is to talk to the carrier.