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USPS-Approved Oregon Mailboxes for Homes & Businesses

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USPS-Approved Oregon Mailboxes for Homes & Businesses

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Oregon may be one of the less populated states, but its population is growing at nearly 10 percent over the past decade, and it has over a hundred thousand businesses and a population of over four million. This means that new construction is needed, and with all those new homes, communities, and commercial properties will come new mailboxes.

These mailboxes will range from simple curbside mailboxes to full-service, centralized mail centers. And as package delivery increases all over the country, solutions for the safe and reliable delivery of such parcels will be needed as well, especially for apartments and businesses.

We serve the Portland, Salem, and Eugene areas as well as every town and municipality in Oregon. We have a mailbox solution for every home, commercial property, and business. In addition, we also provide replacement parts for every mailbox type, and these range from new locks, doors, posts, accessories, and more.

USPS-Approved Residential Mailboxes in Oregon

The simple wall-mounted and the simple curbside mailbox are the most common in cities, suburbs, and rural areas. However, these mailbox types have the best potential for enhancing the curb appeal for any home or rental property, and thus improving a home’s value. They are also the easiest to install among all mailbox types, making them a popular choice not only for homes, but for smaller commercial properties and some communities.

Curbside mailboxes can come with locks if security is needed and can come as multi-family units where two to eight units rest on one or two posts. These are good choices for condo communities and strip malls.

Curbside mailboxes only need to stand six to eight inches from the curb, and from 41 to 45 inches high, to meet USPS requirements. Ensure that the post isn’t made of a hazardous material such as concrete that can injure drivers. Some areas such as Clackamas County may have their own additional rules. Wall-mounted mailboxes only need to be installed in an obvious location such as near a front door.

USPS-Approved Commercial Mailboxes for Oregon

Centralized mail systems are popular choices for apartment complexes, large offices, colleges, and other locations where many customers need mail delivery. In these systems, one cabinet may hold multiple customer compartments and often include parcel lockers.

These mailbox types can mount side by side, allowing property owners to provide mail delivery for every tenant. Wall-mounted, freestanding, and recessed models all exist and work well in areas such as resident clubhouses, central hallways, near parking lots, and in mail kiosks.

Each customer receives a key, and the USPS will be able to access all compartments at once to deliver mail and packages. Mail cabinets can be ordered that hold a varying number of tenant compartments, allowing property owners to cover all tenants’ mail needs.

The new 4C line of mailboxes is the only type approved by the USPS for new installation or for replacing older models during renovations. Older lines can only be purchased for private delivery or for replacing mailboxes of the exact same type.

Ensure that no parcel locker is lower than 15 inches from the ground, and that all customer compartments are lower than 67 inches and higher than 28 inches to comply with the ADA.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mailboxes in Oregon

How Do Parcel Lockers Work in Oregon?

Parcel lockers are standard with many 4C mailboxes, making then easy to obtain. They hold customer packages until pickup. More parcel lockers can mount beside 4C mailboxes of the same type to accommodate increasing package delivery.

You will need to have one parcel locker per every ten compartments to meet USPS requirements. For apartments, this number is one in five.

What is the Difference Between 4C and 4B Mailboxes in Oregon?

4B mailboxes are older than their sturdier 4C counterparts and tend to have square or vertical compartments. They are being phased out by the USPS and are no longer approved for new installations. However, they can still be purchased for private (non-USPS) delivery.

Who is Responsible for Damaged Mailboxes in Oregon?

The property owner must repair or replace damaged mailboxes, or USPS delivery could stop. Sometimes, theft or vandalism can happen, and if this is happening repeatedly, it may be worth upgrading your mailbox to a locking model, to the newer 4C line, or to a sturdier material.