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Home and Commercial Mailboxes in Oklahoma
No matter where you live or manage properties, mailboxes are a must, and that includes the state of Oklahoma. With nearly 6 million residents and nearly a hundred thousand businesses, Oklahoma will always be in need to new mailboxes both to add to new construction and to replace older or damaged units.
Homes and businesses tend to have different needs when it comes to mailboxes, and so do some communities and apartment complexes. Mailbox types that many rental properties use is also always changing due to the increase in online shopping and package delivery over the years.
We provide mailboxes for the Oklahoma City, Norman, and Tulsa areas as well as every other part of the state. And if you need address numbers, mailbox doors, new locks, or other replacement parts, look no further. We have mailboxes for every property and every tenant need.
USPS-Approved Residential Mailboxes in Oklahoma
Perhaps the simplest mailboxes one can find are wall-mounted mailboxes, followed by curbside mailboxes. They work well for single-family homes and small businesses. Typically, wall-mounted mailboxes are found in suburbs where a USPS employee walks from home to home. They are perhaps the easiest to install.
Curbside mailboxes can work for both urban and rural areas, as well as some communities such as condos. They can come as multi-family models when needed, where two to eight units sit atop one or two posts. Multi-family mailboxes work well for covering the mail needs of some communities and smaller commercial properties such as strip malls. If extra security is needed, then models that lock are also available.
For businesses, curbside and wall-mounted mailboxes can also come in larger sizes than the standard, and these mailboxes hold larger mail volumes and even small packages.
USPS-Approved Commercial Mailboxes in Oklahoma
Sometimes, curbside and wall-mounted mailboxes cannot easily meet the mail needs of a property. For larger properties such as apartment complexes, retirement communities, and offices, centralized mail delivery may work the best.
Centralized mailboxes consist of cabinets that hold several to dozens of customer compartments each, all of which lock. There are two main types: the older 4B mailboxes and the newer 4C line. Only the 4C mailboxes are approved by the USPS for new installations or renovations. 4B mailboxes can only be purchased to replace mailboxes of the exact same type or for private delivery.
4C mailboxes can recess into walls, stand alone on slabs of concrete, or simply mount to a vertical surface. This means that they can work well indoors and outdoors, and are typically found in front lobbies, in resident clubhouses, in kiosks, or near parking lots. These mailbox types can mount side by side, allowing property managers to meet all tenant needs. All 4C mailboxes come with a varying number of tenant doors as well.
Frequently Asked Questions about Kansas Mailboxes
Who is Responsible for Damaged Mailboxes in Oklahoma?
When a mailbox is damaged, the owner of the property is responsible for replacing or repairing it, no matter which type it is. In many cases, replacement parts will be far less expensive than replacing the entire unit.
Maintenance costs can be reduced by upgrading to the more sturdy 4C models or by consolidating single-family curbside mailboxes into multi-family units.
Are There Requirements for Mailbox Installation in Oklahoma?
Mailbox installation rules are the same in Oklahoma as they are in the rest of the country. The USPS sets forth rules for the installation of curbside mailboxes as well as centralized mailboxes. Wall-mounted mailboxes only need to be installed in an obvious and easy to reach location such as above a porch.
ODOT follows USPS requirements for USPS mailboxes. All mailboxes must stand 6 to 8 inches back from the curb and must stand around 42 inches tall. Additionally, mailboxes cannot have unbreakable supports such as concrete pillars to prevent damage to vehicles and injuries to drivers.
Centralized mailboxes must follow the ADA, with no parcel locker below 15 inches from ground height, and all customer compartments must be between 28 and 67 inches from ground level. Allow three feet of space in front of each compartment.
How Do Parcel Lockers Work in Oklahoma?
Parcel lockers typically come with 4C mailboxes and hold packages in locking compartments until each customer can pick it up. Keys are provided to customers when packages arrive.
The USPS requires at least one parcel locker per ten compartments in any newly installed, centralized mail setup, and this number is now one in five for apartments. More parcel lockers can be added to any 4C mailbox setup as needed, as they come in matching types.