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Nebraska Mailboxes for Home and Business
Nebraska needs mail delivery just like every other state, and that’s true whether someone lives in a rural area or a city such as Omaha. With nearly two million people and over fifty thousand businesses, those in Nebraska will not only need to replace aging and damaged mailboxes, but will need to install new ones for homes, communities, and businesses as well.
With mail delivery remaining high, and package delivery increasing in recent years, new solutions are often needed when it comes to handling safe mail delivery for yourself and any residential or commercial tenants you may have. Identity theft is also an issue, and mailboxes have evolved to help tackle this problem.
We serve the Omaha, Lincoln, and Bellevue areas and provide not only new mailboxes, but replacement parts should the worst happen, and your mailbox sustain damage. We are also here to answer your questions if older mailboxes need to be replaced or if new ones need to be installed.
USPS-Approved Nebraska Mailboxes for Homes
Single-family homes and small businesses will do well with curbside mailboxes or wall-mounted models. These mailboxes can be inexpensive and easy to install, so long as national and local regulations are followed.
Curbside mailboxes work well in rural areas where properties tend to have longer driveways, and many are made from durable materials to withstand Nebraska’s often-harsh weather conditions. For suburbs, wall-mounted mailboxes can work well in suburbs, so long as they are installed in easy to access locations such as near front doors.
Both mailbox types can be customized to enhance curb appeal and can come as larger or locking models that will work well for businesses and others who receive higher mail volume than normal. Multi-family models are also available which work well in condo communities, as they reduce the amount of maintenance needed over having a higher number of single mailboxes.
Be sure to follow national requirements for installing curbside mailboxes. All curbside mailboxes must be between 6 and 8 inches from the curb, and must stand between 41 and 45 inches high. Nebraska also has its own rules for mailbox installation as well.
USPS-Approved Nebraska Mailboxes for Commercial Properties
The 4C line of mailboxes are USPS-approved and contain multiple customer compartments contained in the same cabinet. They are required for all new installations when centralized USPS mail delivery is desired, as they are sturdier, more resistant to tampering, and more secure than their older 4B counterparts.
These mailboxes work well for apartment communities and larger commercial properties, as they are versatile and install well into central locations such as kiosks, clubhouses, lobbies, corridors, and even onto concrete slabs. All 4C mailboxes work well indoors or outdoors.
All 4C mailboxes must follow the ADA, and no parcel locker can be lower than 15 inches from the ground. All customer compartments must be between 28 and 67 inches from the ground as well. At least one customer compartment must be below 48 inches as well.
Parcel lockers are also included in most 4C mailbox cabinets to hold onto USPS-delivered packages until retrieval by the customer, freeing up mail rooms and apartment offices.
Frequently Asked Questions About Nebraska Mailboxes
How Do Parcel Lockers Work in Nebraska?
Parcel lockers usually come with 4C mailboxes, and in fact, one is required for every ten customer units when installing a new mailbox system. For apartments, that number is now one in five for new installations, to accommodate growing package delivery.
Parcel lockers hold customer packages until retrieval, and each customer receives a key to access it upon delivery. Parcel lockers can also be purchased separately and installed beside an existing, centralized mail system.
Can I Create a Mail System for My Nebraska Community?
Yes, so long as the mailboxes used are the new, approved 4C type. These mailboxes can mount side by side and come with a varying number of customer compartments. This allows property owners and managers to only get as many customer units as needed, and also to add to an existing mail system as needed.
The older 4B mailboxes, which consist of square or vertical customer compartments, cannot be purchased for new installations. They can only be purchased to replace units of the exact same type.
Who is Responsible for Destroyed Mailboxes in Nebraska?
Usually, the property owner is responsible for replacing damaged or destroyed mailboxes. However, in some cities such as Omaha, municipal authorities may be responsible in the event of damage from a snowplow. It is best to check with your local authorities.