State and Local Regulations

Some states have enacted laws that are more stringent and specific about the type of mailbox that may be used, the post or support that must be used to mount the mail­box, and the location of the delivery equipment. Regula­tions and recommendations published in this notice might not reflect appropriate requirements for your area. When providing guidance to the general public concerning mail­box placement and replacement, advise them not only of Postal Service regulations but also of any mailbox regula­tions that you know have been enacted by state or local authorities. Further information is available from the follow­ing:

American Association of State Highway & Trans­portation Officials
444 N Capitol St NW Suite 249
Washington DC 20001-1512

Federal Highway Administration
Office of Highway Safety HHS-10
400 7th St SW
Washington DC 20590-0003