To avoid having your mailbox damaged by snowplows, follow these guidelines when installing your mailbox:

  1. The bottom of the box or crossbar should be 40 inches above the top back edge of the curb.
  2. No point of the mailbox or sub-frame should be closer than 8 inches behind the back of the curb. 
  3. Support structures for mailboxes should be constructed of break-away material, either 4" x 4" lumber or 2" diameter, thin wall steel pipe with a wall thickness less than 0.155". The support structure should not be buried any more than 24" into the ground. Any other mailbox support structure is not acceptable.

Unacceptable support structures include, but are not limited to, brick, block, stone or concrete masonry columns, wagon wheels, steel pipes in excess of the previously defined 2" diameter and 0.155" thickness and lumber posts in excess of 4" x 4". Use of railroad tires, brick or masonry is not allowed.

The City is not responsible for mailboxes damaged during snow plowing if they do not meet city guidelines. For more information, or to report mailbox damage, call (630) 420-6095.