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Mailboxes For Wisconsin Homes and Commercial Properties
The state of Wisconsin needs mail delivery, and as the population grows from over two million households, that need will only grow. This means that new mailboxes will need to be installed, both for new single-family homes and for larger, more complex properties such as apartments and office buildings.
Mailboxes range from the simplest wall-mounted models to the most complex, centralized setups such as 4C mailboxes that hold dozens of customer compartments as well as parcel lockers.
We serve the Madison, Green Bay, and Milwaukee areas and every town and rural area in between. A mailbox exists for your property’s specific needs, and replacement parts are available should any damage occur. These parts range from mailbox locks, to posts, to doors, and more.
Providing USPS Approved Wisconsin Residential Mailboxes
The curbside mailbox and the wall-mounted mailbox are common sights for homes and smaller businesses. Curbside mailboxes are more common in Wisconsin’s rural areas while wall-mounted mailboxes are more common in urban centers. Curbside boxes have a high potential for customization and enhancing curb appeal as well.
Both wall-mounted and curbside mailboxes can come as larger or locking models if mail volumes are high or if sensitive information is being delivered. Multi-family mailboxes have more than one compartment on the same one or two posts and work well for condo communities and some commercial properties such as strip malls.
Installation is simple for both mailbox types. Wall-mounted mailboxes simply mount near a front door or above a porch and must be kept free of obstructions.
National rules exist for installing curbside mailboxes. Curbside mailboxes must stand between 6 to 8 inches from the curb, must be on the same side of the road as its neighbors, and must stand between 41 and 45 inches high.
USPS Approved Centralized Commercial Wisconsin Mailboxes
Centralized mailboxes work well for large communities and commercial properties where all mail delivery is best done in one location. These mailboxes typically consist of sturdy cabinets that hold a few to dozens of customer compartments each, and often have parcel lockers as well. They work well in mail kiosks, near parking lots, in clubhouses, and in front lobbies. These mailboxes work well indoors or outdoors.
The 4C line of mailboxes are approved by the USPS for new installations, while the older 4B mailboxes are being phased out. These mailboxes can mount to walls, recess, or stand alone. Additional parcel lockers can be ordered to mount beside 4C mailboxes as package delivery increases. Property managers can mount mailboxes side by side until all customers’ mail needs are met.
Ensure that all customer compartments stand between 28 and 67 inches from the ground and that no parcel locker is lower than 15 inches. Allow three feet of space in front of each mailbox.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wisconsin Mailboxes
Who Is Responsible for Damaged Mailboxes in Wisconsin?
In most cases, the owner or property manager is responsible for repairing or replacing the damaged mailbox. However, snowplow damage is a reality in Wisconsin, and many towns, counties, and cities can reimburse or replace mailboxes struck by snowplows. Madison is one such example.
If the damage came from other sources, it may be possible to purchase replacement parts and avoid replacing an entire mailbox.
How Can I Accommodate Packages in Wisconsin?
As package delivery via the USPS increases every year, the need to accommodate packages also grows. Property managers need to keep clubhouses and offices clear of packages and reduce theft.
Parcel lockers come with many 4C mailboxes, and one is required per every ten customer compartments. As of 2021, one per five is required for new apartment installations.
Parcel lockers can also be purchased alone to mount beside an existing, centralized mail setup, and more can be added as delivery increases.
What Are Good Locations to Install Centralized Mailboxes in Wisconsin?
Generally, any central location or forward-facing location will work well for centralized, 4C mailboxes. Note that only 4C mailboxes are approved by the USPS for new installations. The older 4B mailboxes are being phased out.
4C mailboxes work well in kiosks, near sidewalks, in clubhouses, and in front offices. They must have no obstructions and be in good condition. Leave three feet of space in front of each unit to accommodate wheelchair users. These mailboxes can stand alone, recess into walls, and simply mount to them.