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Mailbox Information

Broken mailbox posts may happen during a snow storm, even though our plow drivers take all precautions to avoid striking them with the wing of the plow. Some tips on placement of mailboxes that will help minimize the chance of damage:

Mailboxes should be set back from the edge of the shoulder, regardless of whether the shoulder is gravel or paved.  In other words, the face of the mailbox should be at least one foot back from the edge of the normally plowed surface of the roadway or the face of curb. Greater offset distances are encouraged so the mail carrier can move out of traffic and to minimize potential damage to your mailbox .

Place reflective material on the side of the box visible to approaching traffic. Also, 4 in. high letters to identify the address is recommended to assist emergency vehicles.
Mailbox post size must not exceed 4” x 4” for a wooden post of 2” diameter for a steel pipe post for roadside barrier safety. Posts that are more substantial in construction are considered “deadly fixed objects” and are not permitted within the Town way.

Mailboxes should be installed at least 42” high to provide clearance for the plow wing. We recommend of an extended arm type post with a free-swinging suspended mailbox. This allows snowplows to sweep near or under boxes without damage to supports and provides easy access to the boxes by the carrier and customer.