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South Dakota Mailboxes for Homes and Businesses
Virtually every property will need mail delivery from the USPS, even in the digital age. South Dakota is no exception, and with nearly 350,000 households and nearly 30,000 businesses, that means a lot of mailboxes. In addition, south Dakota’s population is growing by almost 9% per year, which means more will need to be added to various suburbs, rural areas, and commercial properties such as apartments and office complexes.
Different property types need different mailboxes. It may feel overwhelming when it comes to choosing them for your property, whether you own your own home or manage an entire community or commercial complex.
Serving the Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen areas, as well as everywhere in between, we provide mailboxes for every property’s needs. We also provide accessories such as address numbers and replacement parts to cover virtually any type of damage that may happen to your mailboxes.
USPS-Approved South Dakota Residential and Small Business Mailboxes
The humble curbside mailbox and wall-mounted mailbox are the most common types found in suburbs, rural areas, and in front of small businesses and commercial properties. These mailbox types are simple and easy to install, and will work for single homes, condo communities, and strip malls.
The curbside mailbox can come as a single unit or as a multi-family setup, in which two to eight mailboxes mount on the same post. Curbside mailboxes can even come with locks to protect sensitive mail and guard against identity theft if necessary, and they can come as larger units to hold bigger mail volumes. This is useful for smaller commercial properties and businesses.
Curbside mailboxes are also good for enhancing a home’s look and can add to the value of a home. Condo communities may benefit from upgrading to more attractive models.
USPS-Approved Commercial Mailboxes in South Carolina
Wall-mounted and curbside mailboxes usually don’t work well for larger properties such as multi-family communities, office complexes, and apartments. Usually, some form of centralized mail delivery will be needed.
This type of mail system will have all mailboxes and parcel lockers in one location. Typically, this means mailbox cabinets that hold several to dozens of locking mailboxes each. These compartments usually lock, keeping mail secure.
The 4C line of mailboxes are approved by the USPS for new installations, with the older 4B models being phased out. These mailboxes have horizontal customer compartments and usually include parcel lockers. They can stand alone, recess into walls, or mount to vertical surfaces, making them ideal for clubhouses, kiosks, outdoor mail stations, and front lobbies. 4C mailboxes must be installed in an easy to reach location that is obvious to the USPS and be clear of obstructions.
Frequently Asked Questions About South Dakota Mailboxes
Can I Create My Own Mail Station in South Dakota?
Yes, but only when using the USPS-approved 4C mailboxes and installing them properly (see below.) Older mailboxes such as 4B vertical and horizontal mailboxes are being phased out and are not approved for new installations.
4C mailboxes come with varying customer compartments and can mount side by side. This allows property managers to install only as many customer compartments as necessary. Parcel lockers are often included as well, and there must be one per every ten customer compartments. If the new installation is for apartments, that requirement is now one per every five.
How do Parcel Lockers Work in South Dakota?
Parcel lockers are large compartments, between 12 and 18 inches high, that hold packages until customer pickup. Once delivered, the customer gets a key to access the locker, and the lock holds onto the key until USPS pickup.
A property manager can add more parcel lockers to a centralized mail system as package delivery increases.
How are Mailboxes Installed in South Dakota?
Mailboxes in South Dakota must follow national rules for installation.
Wall-mounted mailboxes must be installed in an obvious and easy to reach location, and they too can come as locking units.
Curbside mailboxes must stand between 41 and 45 inches high, and the post must be 6 to 8 inches back from the road or curbside. Supports such as concrete pillars or buckets of concrete are prohibited, as they may pose risks to drivers.
Centralized mailboxes must have no parcel locker lower than 15 inches, and customer compartments must be between 28 and 67 inches high. Allow three feet of space in front of each customer compartment.
All mail stations must be free of obstructions and other hazards.