Do you have requirements for installation of mailboxes?

When installing your mailbox, please follow these simple guidelines (PDF) that are required by the U.S. Post Office and City of Mahtomedi:

  • Height at 48 inches above street level.
  • Have box extend as far in front of support post as possible. (This prevents possible snow plow damage.)
  • Front of mailbox should be setback 6 to 8 inches behind the curb line.
  • Address must be on the side (or on the front where boxes are grouped) of the box from which the carrier approaches. Numbers and letters should be about one inch high.
  • Box must be located so carrier can serve without leaving vehicle.

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