Best Answer
Answer Mailbox heightAs quoted from the US Postal Service 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." The front of the box should be 6 - 9 inches from the curb. But as for practicality, remember that your mail-person has to do their deliveries some 6-700 times each and every day, it would be prudent to make it as easy for them as possible. Group mailboxes together, and make it a convenient height for their delivery vehicle.
User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-08-19 02:35:50
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

What are California gambling laws

See all cards
1 Review

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: To meet USPS regulations how far from the curb front to the front of the mailbox and from street to the bottom of the mailbox?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How much space do you leave mailman in front of mailbox?

If the mailbox is mounted on the house he must have a clear path to the mailbox. If you are mounting your mailbox on a rural road, mount it so the bottom of the mailbox is 47 inches from the surface of the road. Mount the mailbox far enough off the side of the road where it won't get hit. 12" is a good figure to use. Remember that school buses and trucks have mirrors that stick out on the right side that could hit your mailbox. If your mailbox is on a street with a curb, mount the mailbox so the bottom of the mailbox is 47" from the street. Mount the front of the mailbox 9" from the curb.

Can you park in front of a mailbox?

Although it is not illegal to park in front of a mailbox, United States Postal Service regulations state that a mail carrier is not required to deliver mail where they can not reasonably access the mailbox.

Why can't a mailbox for US Mail be located in the yard?

Postal regulations require the mailbox to be placed at the front entrance of the property or residence for safety reasons.

Is there a law in Du Page county Illinois Downers Grove Twsp that says a mailbox must be 8 from the edge of the street to the mailbox front?

You are probably referring to U.S. Postal Regulations which govern how far from a street edge and how high a roadside mailbox must be. The box must be placed at least 42 inches high and must be easily reachable from the window/door of the mail delivery vehicle.

Can you move a neighbors mailbox from the front of your property and place it in front of theirs?

If the mailbox is on the other side of the sidewalk closer to the street then is it the county's property and it is a federal offense to mess with it but if it is in your property then yes you can do whatever you wish with it.

Mailbox delivered to house or street mailbox?

It depends. Some communities have mailboxes in which you take mail out of whatever mailbox you are possesing, and everybodys mailbox is right there. Others have their own mailbox sitting in front of their home. But i think the idea of delivering mail straight to the house just doesn't happen anymore,like,the milkman. So, the answer is partially neither.

Who owns the mailbox in front of your house?

you do

What is the correct height to install a new mailbox?

Generally, mailboxes are installed at a height of 41 to 45 inches from the road surface to the bottom of the mailbox or point of mail entry. Mailboxes are set back 6 to 8 inches from the front face of the curb or road edge to the mailbox door.

Can you have a mailbox on your porch?

Depends where you are, we have ours in the front door.

Can your neighbor have his mailbox in your front yard?

Sorry but they can. My mailbox is a brick box with about 5 other mailboxes on it. I hope this helped.

Is it illegal to park in front of a mailbox in South Dakota?


What are the laws for parking in front of a mailbox?

Is it against the law to block 2 mailboxes by parking in front of it.

People also asked

What is the mailbox height from the ground to the center of the box?

View results