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West Virginia Mailboxes: Everything You Need to Know

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Everyone needs mail delivery. West Virginia is no exception, with nearly two million people and tens of thousands of businesses. New construction and aging infrastructure alike will need new mailboxes at some point, and mail needs are different for each property.

Whether you need a single-family mailbox or a large, centralized mail system, we have you covered. Mailboxes come in varying makes and models, and there is a mailbox for every need.

We provide a variety of mailbox makes and models to the Charleston, Huntington, and Morganville areas as well as to the rest of the state. We also have replacement parts should any part of a mailbox break or suffer damage, and these can range from posts, doors, entire cabinets, and locks.

West Virginia Mailboxes with USPS Approval for Families

Mailboxes for single homes, or residential mailboxes, typically come as curbside types or as wall-mounted mailboxes. Curbside mailboxes are the most common type. Wall-mounted mailboxes usually work well in suburbs in larger cities such as Charleston, where the USPS can walk from home to home. They only need to be installed in an obvious location.

These mailboxes have a good potential to enhance curb appeal and raise the value of a home or community. They can be customized with a variety of colors, styles, and materials. For condo communities, multi-family curbside mailboxes, which have two to eight mailboxes mounted on one or two posts, work well and save on maintenance costs.

If sensitive information is being handled, locking mailboxes of all types are also available. Larger mailboxes can be purchased to deal with higher-than-normal mail volumes as well.

West Virginia Mailboxes: USPS Approved for Communities and Commerce

For larger properties such as full communities, apartment complexes, college campuses, and office complexes, different mail solutions are needed to handle huge mail volumes and packages. Centralized mail delivery works well, as these mailbox types have sturdy cabinets that can hold a few to many customer compartments each.

The 4C line of mailboxes are approved by the USPS for new installations. Better yet, these cabinets can be installed into a variety of locations, have locking compartments, and often include parcel lockers. The older 4B line of mailboxes are being phased out, and typically had square or vertical compartments. They also did not include parcel lockers.

In fact, one parcel locker is required by the USPS per every ten customer compartments, and for apartments, that requirement is now one per five, so long as the 4C mailboxes are part of a new installation.

4C mailboxes come as wall-mounted, recessed, or freestanding models. This makes them useful for locations such as lobbies, hallways, near parking lots, and in mail kiosks.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding West Virginia Mailboxes

Can I Create a Custom Mail Station in West Virginia?

Yes, but only with the USPS-approved 4C mailboxes. These mailboxes are designed to mount side by side so long as they are the same type (wall-mounted, freestanding, etc.) Each cabinet comes with a varying number of customer compartments, allowing property managers to mix and match until the desired number is met.

Upgrading to the new 4C mailboxes can also help prevent vandalism and mail theft. They are also resistant to weathering.

Can I Add Parcel Lockers if Package Volume Climbs in West Virginia?

Package delivery is growing for the USPS, and that means that property managers will need ways to handle all those packages. To clear spaces such as offices and clubhouses of packages and to prevent mail theft, parcel lockers can be added to a 4C mailbox setup over time. Tenants will appreciate the safety measure.

Parcel lockers can mount beside existing setups of the same type. In other words, recessed parcel lockers are designed to mount beside mailboxes of the same type.

Are There Regulations for Mailboxes in West Virginia?

Curbside mailboxes in West Virginia have the same regulations as they do nationwide. All mailboxes must stand 6 to 8 inches back from the curb and be on the same side of the road as the others in the area. The bottom of each curbside box must be between 41 and 45 inches from the ground surface.

Commercial mailboxes must have the floor of each parcel locker no lower than 15 inches from ground level. No customer compartment can be higher than 67 inches or lower than 28 inches, and at least one compartment must be at 48 inches or below to comply with the ADA.