Your mailbox is not only a receptacle for your mail but helps others find your house. The ones looking for you could be the rescue squad, police, fire department, or out of town guests. Please put your street address on your mailbox. It will help everyone.
If the mailbox or the post is not in good condition, snow from the plow blade could damage the mailbox and interrupt your mail service. Please check your mailbox as this is the property owner’s responsibility.
If your mailbox is damaged directly by a township plow, the township will replace what was damaged. Mailboxes are replaced with a standard rural steel mailbox unit and posts will be replaced with a 4×4 wooden post.
If your mailbox is damaged or knocked down by the snow coming off of the plow (the windrow), it is the homeowner’s responsibility to make the repairs.
The following regulations comply with the National Safety Council and the Federal Highway Administration regulations: