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Florida Home and Business Mailboxes: USPS Approved

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Florida has many permanent and temporary residents during all times of the year. With over 20 million residents as of 2020, and with a rapidly growing population, Florida is in need of mailboxes for both homes and businesses. New development will almost always mean new mailboxes must be purchased or added to new communities and commercial properties.

Not only will single family homes and commercial properties need mail delivery. Many retirement communities have popped up over the state in recent years, and residents renting space will need convenient, centralized mail delivery.

We serve all areas of Florida, including the Orlando, Jacksonville, Miami, and Tampa regions. Not only do we provide USPS-approved mailboxes for all needs, but we also provide replacement parts to make mailbox repairs simple and as inexpensive as possible.

USPS Approved Residential Mailboxes in Florida

When most think of residential mailboxes, curbside mailboxes or wall-mounted models come to mind. These are the simplest mailboxes and the easiest to install, and both types have a great potential for customization to help beautify any property and enhance its curb appeal, which in turn can improve a home or rental property’s value.

Curbside mailboxes can come as single or multi-family units, and can be used for smaller businesses, single family homes, and condominiums. Different models, colors, finishes, and accessories are available.

Wall-mounted mailboxes work well for residents who may have difficulty walking any distance, because they typically mount near front doors. They are also convenient for USPS employees provided they are installed in an easy to find location and yards are not overly large. They also come in a variety of styles.

Both types of mailboxes can come as larger or locking models when more mail storage or security is needed.

USPS-Approved Centralized Florida Mailboxes

New communities and commercial complexes will need USPS mail delivery. Businesses and residents alike, especially older residents, will appreciate the convenience of centralized mail delivery.

The new, USPS-approved 4C series of mailboxes contain multiple horizontal customer compartments in one cabinet. These units can come as freestanding, wall-mounted, or recessed models. Each unit locks, allowing each customer to access mail at their convenience. Parcel lockers also must be included, with one for every ten compartments (or one for every five compartments in the case of apartments.)

Some communities still have the older 4B models of centralized mailboxes, which usually have square or vertical compartments. These models are less sturdy and resistant to tampering than the newer 4C models and are being phased out. They cannot be purchased for new installations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Florida Mailboxes

Are There Rules For Mailbox Installation in Florida?

The regulations for mailboxes in Florida are the same as they are in the rest of the country. The USPS requires centralized mailboxes to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. This means no parcel locker’s floor can be lower than 15 inches from the floor level, and no customer compartment can be outside of 28 inches to 67 inches from the floor.

Curbside mailboxes must be between 41 and 45 inches high, and the post must be between 6 and 8 inches from the roadside or curb. Wall-mounted mailboxes must be installed in an obvious and easy to reach location.

FDOT also requires that mailboxes be on the right side of the road, among other rules. This is for highway and customer safety.

Can I Create A Custom Mail Station in Florida?

Yes, so long as the mailboxes used are the 4C type. The older 4B mailboxes cannot be purchased for new installations when USPS delivery is desired.

4C mailboxes of all types are designed to mount side by side until all tenant needs are met and come in a variety of sizes and with varying numbers of compartments and parcel lockers. Parcel lockers can also be added to accommodate growing package delivery.

How Do Parcel Lockers Work?

When a package is delivered via the USPS, the customer receives a key to access the parcel locker at their convenience. Once the package is retrieved, the key remains in the lock for the USPS to remove and use again for a new customer.

Parcel lockers often come with 4C mailbox cabinets and are often below the regular customer compartments. They can also be purchased alone if more space for package delivery is needed, and they come as wall-mounted, recessed, or freestanding models.