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Home and Commercial Mailboxes in Tennessee
Tennessee, with a population of over 6 million and a population growth rate of over seven percent over the past decade, always needs new homes, apartment complexes, communities, and business properties. With property management comes mail management, and choosing the right mailboxes for your property is vital.
Not every property is the same and that goes for mailboxes as well. USPS delivery may work differently for a large apartment complex than it does for a single-family home. Therefore, mailboxes must meet these needs. USPS-approved models are available for virtually every mail delivery situation.
We provide mailboxes for the Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis areas as well as every town and rural area in between. A mailbox exists for every property’s USPS mail delivery needs, and so do replacement parts ranging from mailbox posts, cabinets, doors, and locks. Accessories such as address numbers are available as well.
USPS-Approved Residential Mailboxes in Tennessee
Residential mailboxes refer to simple curbside mailboxes and wall-mounted models that are common in suburbs. These mailbox types do well for single-family homes and small businesses.
Some models, such as multi-family curbside mailboxes, work well in condo communities and strip malls. Property managers and HOA’s can save on maintenance and installation costs using this mailbox type when curbside delivery is desired by residents and tenants, as there are fewer units to install, clear, and maintain.
Locking mailboxes of both types are also available when extra security is needed for items such as sensitive information, and larger models of both types that can hold higher mail volumes are available as well.
Curb appeal and property value can be enhanced by choosing an attractive curbside mailbox for a property. This approach works well for rental properties and condo communities.
USPS-Approved Commercial Mailboxes in Tennessee
For larger communities and commercial properties, curbside and wall-mounted mailboxes fail to meet mail delivery needs, especially when centralized mail delivery is desired. The USPS may prefer to deliver to each tenant in one location as well.
Centralized mailboxes fit this need. These mailboxes consist of one cabinet that holds multiple customer units and often parcel lockers as well. Each customer unit locks for security, and these mailbox types are most often found in central locations such as clubhouses, kiosks, parking lots, or lobbies. They can mount to concrete as freestanding models, mount to walls, or recess into vertical surfaces, making them versatile.
The 4C line of mailboxes is currently the only one approved by the USPS for new installations and for replacement during major renovations. These mailboxes are more secure and sturdy than their old 4B counterparts, and they have horizontal customer units versus square or vertical ones. 4B mailboxes can only be purchased to replace others of the exact same type, provided no major renovations are happening.
Frequently Asked Questions about Tennessee Mailboxes
Who is Responsible for Damaged Mailboxes in Tennessee?
In almost every case, the property manager will be responsible for repairing or replacing a mailbox, no matter what the type. If a mailbox is damaged from vandalism, reporting it to the postal inspector is a good idea, as it is a crime.
Sometimes, replacement parts will fix any mailbox issues, but if damage continues, it may be a good idea to upgrade to a more secure type of mailbox or a more durable material.
Are There Requirements for Mailbox Installation in Tennessee?
National requirements apply for mailbox installation in Tennessee. All mailboxes must stand 6 to 8 inches back from the curb and must stand between 41 and 45 inches high. Mailboxes cannot have unbreakable supports such as concrete-filled jugs to prevent damage to vehicles and drivers.
Centralized mailboxes should follow ADA requirements. No parcel locker can be below 15 inches from floor height, and all customer compartments must be between 28 and 67 inches from the ground. Allow three feet of space in front of each compartment for wheelchair access.
How Do Parcel Lockers Work in Tennessee?
Parcel lockers are often included with 4C mailboxes of each type. They are usually around 15 inches high, and each one has a lock. When a package is delivered, the customer receives a key to access the parcel locker that their convenience. This keeps packages safe until pickup.
The USPS requires at least one parcel locker for every ten compartments in any newly installed, centralized mail setup, though this number is now one per five for new apartment installations. If more parcel lockers are needed, more can be added to an existing 4C setup or installed alone.