Mailbox Policy

It has come to our attention that the Post Office has sent out quite a few notices concerning Mailbox placement. Please read the attachment for the MDOT and Town Policy concerning the placement of your mailbox and owner's risk.

1) The mailbox must be installed in accordance with applicable standards to ensure that mail can be
delivered and that the mailbox does not create an obstacle or safety hazard to those that use or
maintain the highway, and


2) The mailbox is installed entirely at the owner’s risk. In other words, if the mailbox incurs damage
during any sort of highway operations or maintenance, the property owner is not entitled to
replacement or compensation. In fact, if the mailbox was not installed in accordance with the
applicable standards as stated above, the owner may even be held liable for injuries or damages that
may have been incurred as a result.

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