One of the major problems each year is damage to mailboxes. Most mailbox damage occurs when heavy, wet snow is thrown against a weakened post or box.. The Road commission cannot assume responsibility for such damage. Your mailbox is on the road right-of-way and is permitted by the Road Commission as a convenience to you. By law, the Crawford County Road Commission has no legal responsibility to replace/repair your mailbox and/or post. However it has been our policy to offer a standard aluminum USPS approved mailbox upon request when a damaged box is brought to our office for exchange. We do notreplace posts at any time , nor do we install the replacement box for you. If the mailbox or post is damaged, itis the homeowner’s responsibility to replace them. Please keep your mailbox and post in good condition and located behind the curb or beyond the shoulder, where it is less likely to be damaged.See the diagram below for instructions on proper mailbox installation.
Mailboxes located on the Crawford County Road Commission (CCRC) rights-of-way should be installed in a manner which does not interfere with the safety of the traveling public or the maintenance and operation of the road system and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the US Postal Service.
Mailboxes should be located on the right-hand side of the roadway in the direction of the delivery route, and to the left of a driveway entrance. The bottom of the box should be set at an elevation usually between 36-45 in. above the roadway surface. Typically the roadside face of the mailbox is offset 8-12 in. from the outside edge of the road shoulder. Mailbox supports should not be set in concrete. A single 4X4 inch or 4 1/2 inch diameter wooden post or a metal post with a strength no greater than a 2 inch diameter standard strength steel pipe and embedded into the ground no more than 24 inches is standard for mailbox support installation.