As homeowners, the USPS charges us with the responsibility to maintain our mailboxes and posts in good working order. Also, as members of the Leacroft community, it is in our own best interest to maintain the appearance and uniformity of our mailboxes in the neighborhood as a component that contributes to the overall appearance of our community. This has a direct impact to the market value of our properties.
Below, is information related to mailbox specifications that conform to HOA guidelines. In many cases, worn mailboxes just need sanded, painted and straightened. However, if your mailbox/mailpost needs to be replaced, please use the information below. Also, remember that failure to maintain your mailbox to USPS and HOA specifications may result in HOA fines and mail delivery delays by the USPS.
The Eastwood mailpost features a 1-1/2″ square post with a ball finial and 6″ round newspaper holder. System includes a standard-sized (T1) rural mailbox and 3″ gold vinyl address numbers on the newspaper holder. The post is available in black finish only. Installation available.
3428 Vane CT, STE C
Charlotte, NC 28206
Mailbox Installation Guidelines
Look for Postmaster General’s Seal
Every new mailbox design should be reviewed and receive the Postmaster General’s (PMG) seal of approval before it goes to market.
Placing the Mailbox
Here are some helpful guidelines to follow when installing your mailbox:
- 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 number on the mailbox.
- If your mailbox is on a different street from your house, put your full street address on the box.
Installing the Post
The best mailbox supports are stable but bend or fall away if a car hits them. The Federal Highway Administration recommends:
- A 2″-diameter (or similar) standard steel or aluminum pipe.
- Avoid unyielding and potentially dangerous supports, like heavy metal pipes, concrete posts, and farm equipment (e.g., milk cans filled with concrete).
- Bury your post no more than 24″ deep.
Information current at time of memo. Additional information available at: www.usps.com.
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