Mailbox Policy

The following guidelines for the repair or replacement of mailboxes that have been damaged by Town snowplows are presented for consideration by the Selectmen:

  • Mailboxes should be secured to sturdy, well-anchored posts. No part of the mailbox arm or post shall be closer than 9 inches to the curb or edge of the pavement. No part of the mailbox shall be less than 42 inches high from the edge of the pavement. The Town will not replace or repair mailboxes that were not placed according to these specifications.
  • Owners of properly installed mailboxes that are struck by Public Works snowplows will be reimbursed for the current value of a standard, aluminum mailbox, and standard pressure-treated post, if it was damaged. Payment is limited to materials only. Installation of the mailbox is the owner's responsibility. Payment may be forfeited if the homeowner requests that the Town install the new mailbox and/or post. Novelty mailboxes and mountings will be replaced with standard fixtures.
  • Mailbox posts determined to be rotted or weakened will not be eligible for replacement.