Postage and Shipping
Can a mail carrier refuse to deliver mail if the mailbox is to low or high?
Yes, there are standards for maintaining a mail box. Part of the
reason is that there is a certain height that makes delivery
possible from a vehicle so they do not need to get out of their
truck to put the mail in your box.
Asked in Apartments and Home Rentals, Buildings, Height
Height of residential mailbox post?
As quoted from the USPS website: "You should install the mailbox with the bottom of the box at a vertical height of between 41-45 inches from the road surface." Your house number should be clearly marked on the mailbox with painted numbers or stickers no less than 1" high. The numbers should be placed on the side of the box visible to the carrier's regular approach. The mailbox may also have the owner's name. The box should be on the right-hand side of the road as traveled by the mail carrier. It should be located approximately 2' from the side of the road to ensure the carrier can get off the road enough to clear traffic.