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Texas Home and Commercial Mailboxes
Texas is a large state, with a population of 25 million and a very high growth rate in the population, at 15%. This means that more homes and businesses will be needed over the coming years, and with that comes mailboxes and parcel lockers for package delivery.
Each property and area is different. Some areas will do well with simple curbside mailboxes while others will need to manage mail delivery in centralized systems that serve dozens or hundreds of customers. The good news is that there is a mail delivery solution for virtually every property.
We have mailboxes for every need in the Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio areas, plus every town and rural area in between. Whether you manage a sprawling commercial complex or a single-family home, there is a mailbox solution for you. If replacement parts are needed for repairs, we also provide everything from mailbox posts to full, centralized mail cabinets.
Texas USPS-Approved Mailboxes for Homes and Small Business
The most common types of mailbox is the curbside mailbox and the simple wall-mounted mailbox. They are the easiest types to install and work well in suburbs and rural settings.
Wall-mounted mailboxes work in suburbs where the USPS can walk from home to home to deliver mail. They simply mount near front doors or above porches, and should be obvious and safe to reach.
Curbside mailboxes come in sturdy materials such as aluminum and work in rural and some city settings. They are also useful for condo communities and strip malls when space is available and residents do not wish to walk to a central location for mail pickup. Multi-family curbside mailboxes combine mail delivery for several homes or businesses in one place while still being close enough for easy mail pickup.
Curbside mailboxes are also ideal for enhancing a property’s curb appeal and therefore value. Many attractive models are available.
All curbside mailboxes must be installed between 6 to 8 inches back from the curb, and between 41 and 45 inches high. Supports should be breakaway to reduce damage to vehicles and injury should a collision happen. Those who live along state-maintained highways in Texas can have TxDot install their mailbox free of charge, so long as the owner provides the mailbox.
Texas USPS-Approved Mailboxes For Communities and Commercial Properties
Centralized mail delivery will work well in those situations where customers want to receive mail in a central location, and when packages need to be kept secure for customer pickup. They also work well when the USPS would have a difficult time delivering to each customer individually, such as in an apartment complex with multiple floors.
These types of mailboxes consist of one cabinet that holds multiple customer compartments as well as parcel lockers. These mailboxes can mount side by side, allowing property managers to meet all tenant needs. They can mount onto concrete, recess into walls, and mount to vertical surfaces, which allows them to fit in kiosks, lobbies, and other central locations. The number of compartments in each cabinet varies as well. Additional parcel lockers can add to a setup over time or as package delivery increases.
The 4C mailboxes are approved for all new installations by the USPS. These mailboxes have horizontal compartments that lock, and often include parcel lockers. Ensure all parcel lockers are no lower than 15 inches, and all customer compartments between 28 and 67 inches from the ground or floor.
Frequently Asked Questions about Tennessee Mailboxes
What is the Difference Between 4C and 4B Mailboxes in Texas?
The 4B line of centralized mailboxes are older than the 4C models and are being phased out by the USPS. They tend to have square or vertical compartments, sometimes lock, and often do not include parcel lockers. They are not as durable as their newer counterparts.
4B mailboxes can only be purchased to replace mailboxes of the exact same type, and in the same location.
How Do Parcel Lockers Work in Texas?
The USPS requires at least one parcel locker for every ten customer compartments for any new centralized mailboxes. This number is now one per five for new apartment installations.
Parcel lockers often come with 4C mailboxes, making them a good choice for mail delivery. They lock, and each customer receives a key to access a delivered package. They can mount beside 4C mailboxes and one another as well.
Who is Responsible for Damaged Mailboxes in Texas?
Most often, the property owner or manager is responsible for mailbox replacement and repairs. Damage most often occurs from vehicles, but vandalism can happen as well and should be reported to the postal inspector.
Often, replacement parts such as locks and doors are all that is needed to repair a mailbox.