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By chance does anyone here know what are the restrictions (If Any) for road side post boxes, in regards to height.

My neighbor's mail box got clobbered last night, and I thought I would be a nice guy and install a new post for him. Now it looks a little high in respect to the others on our street. And our regular letter carrier is a real pain in the neck, when it comes to "regulations" like this.

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You are supposed to contact the local USPS before installing.

3.12.1 Assembly and Installation

A complete set of instructions for assembling and mounting the

mailbox shall be furnished with each unit. The instructions must

include the following conspicuous message: CUSTOMERS ARE REQUIRED TO

CONTACT THE LOCAL POST OFFICE BEFORE INSTALLING THE MAILBOX TO ENSURE

ITS CORRECT PLACEMENT AND HEIGHT AT THE STREET. GENERALLY, MAILBOXES

ARE INSTALLED AT A HEIGHT OF 41-45 in. FROM THE ROAD SURFACE TO INSIDE

FLOOR OF THE MAILBOX OR POINT OF MAIL ENTRY (LOCKED DESIGNS) AND ARE

SET BACK 6-8 in. FROM FRONT FACE OF CURB OR ROAD EDGE TO THE MAILBOX

DOOR.

http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/508.htm

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We still have contract rural carriers here in Michigan and they are the final authority for height. We also have Road Commissions that determine the set-back.

I had to repair three of mine recently and set them the same as the old ones and the carrier refused to deliver as the "new" regulation was two inches higher. Got the old post puller out and raised them 2" and promptly got my delayed bills and past due notices!

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