FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I protect my mailbox?

  • Reduced visibility and slippery conditions make it difficult for operators to see objects in time to avoid striking them.
  • Help reduce the possibility of broken or damaged property including mailbox posts with the following suggestions:
    • Owners are encouraged to put mailboxes at the furthest distance back from the paved surface, within the Postal Service guidelines.
    • Reflectors are useful and should be mounted to be visible from all approaches.
    • Check mailbox posts periodically for deterioration or rot to reduce the possibility of their being broken off simply by the weight of the plowed snow.