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U.S. Postal Service Mailbox Regulations for the City of Central

Effective Jan. 1, 2009, all new mailboxes placed along rural routes within the City of Central must adhere to the following regulations implemented by the U.S. Postal Service:

  1. All mailboxes along a street or highway must be placed on one side of the street only.
  2. All mailboxes must be placed on or adjacent to the property line between residences in groups of no more than 4 mailboxes. Mailboxes will not be allowed to be placed directly in front of residences.
  3. Proper addresses must be displayed on each mailbox with numbers no less than 3 inches in height.

Additionally, no mailboxes will be allowed to have permanent brick or concrete columns.    All mailboxes shall be installed with a type of impact break-away supports.

For new subdivision or business developments, the cluster-mailbox concept at one designated location within the development is preferred.