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Mailboxes For Every Washington Property
No matter where you live or own a property, getting mail from the USPS is necessary, whether it be normal mail or packages. With a population of close to 8 million, and close to 200,000 businesses, the state of Washington will need to handle greater volumes of mail delivery and packages in the coming years. In 2020, over 7 billion packages were delivered by the USPS, and this number is increasing.
Businesses also need to rely on the safe delivery of mail, including sensitive information. Larger communities and commercial properties also need centralized mail delivery
We serve the Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma areas, and all other Washington state towns and cities. We provide secure and attractive mailboxes for residential and commercial properties. We also provide replacement parts for every type of mailbox, and these range from doors, locks, posts, and more.
Providing USPS Approved Washington Residential Mailboxes
Typically, curbside and wall-mounted mailboxes work for homes and small businesses.
Wall-mounted mailboxes simply mount onto a building, usually near the front door. Curbside mailboxes can come as single or multi-family units and are excellent for improving curb appeal for your Washington property. This can improve a property’s value and attract renters and buyers.
If additional security is needed, locking models are available. They typically have mail slots, and some can hold larger mail volumes and even small packages. Locking mailboxes work well for some businesses as well.
Multi-family curbside mailboxes work well for some communities such as condos, and also for smaller commercial properties such as strip malls where multiple business tenants need mail delivery. They reduce maintenance and installation time, making them an attractive choice.
USPS Approved Centralized Commercial Washington Mailboxes
Centralized mail delivery works well for large communities, office complexes, college campuses, and military bases. Many properties make use of this mailbox type. One cabinet can hold a few to dozens of locking customer compartments, and even some parcel lockers for packages. These mailboxes can fit on walls, recess into surfaces, or stand alone as freestanding models. They are ideal for indoor and outdoor use and are best installed in a central or forward-facing location of a property.
As of 2006, the USPS requires the new 4C line of mailboxes for new installations. These mailboxes are more resistant to tampering and damage than their older, centralized counterparts.
In urban areas such as Seattle, 4C mailboxes are commonly used for apartment complexes, commercial properties, and many communities, including retirement communities. The older 4B models also exist, and these typically have square or vertical compartments. However, they are being phased out and are no longer approved by the USPS for new installations or major renovations.
Frequently Asked Questions About Washington State Mailboxes
How Do I Install Mailboxes in Washington State?
The rules for curbside mailboxes in Washington State match those that are found nationwide. When installing, each curbside mailbox must stand 6 to 8 inches back from the curb and be between 41 to 45 inches high. The mailbox must also be on the same side of the road as all others on the same road.
Wall-mounted mailboxes merely need to be installed in an obvious location such as near a front door.
For commercial mailboxes, or 4C mailboxes, all customer compartments must stand between 28 and 67 inches from the ground or floor surface, and at least one compartment should be at 48 inches or lower. Allow three feet of space in front of each compartment for wheelchair users.
Can I Customize My Own Mail Station in Washington State?
Yes, but only if using the new, approved 4C line of mailboxes. The older 4B units are being phased out.
All 4C mailboxes are designed to mount side by side, so long as they are the same type. Wall-mounted, recessed, and freestanding models are available, and they contain varying numbers of customer compartments. This allows property managers to meet the needs of all customers.
How Can I Keep My Tenants’ Packages Secure in Washington State?
Parcel lockers hold tenants’ packages until pickup. When a package is delivered by the USPS, the customer receives a key to access the locker at their convenience. Parcel lockers are usually 15 to 18 inches high and can hold most packages.
Parcel lockers are included with many 4C mailboxes. You’ll need to have one for every ten customer compartments, and one per five if installing mailboxes for an apartment complex. More parcel lockers can be added to an existing 4C setup as needed.
Parcel lockers can be added to an existing setup as package delivery increases, or as more tenants move into a property. They come in a variety of sizes for different types of packages.