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Subject: Moving my Mailbox
Date Posted: 1/11/2008 9:30 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
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Do I have to alert the post office if I want to move my mailbox further up the road? 

We will be moving our driveway when we get the house finished.  When that happens, we would like for the mailbox to be at the end of it.   DH was wondering if we have to fill out paperwork....or just do it and see what happens.  Surely the maillady would notice...we aren't a big street.  It actually dead ends past us a bit.

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 9:56 PM ET
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My advice would be to contact the PO, Jennifer. You're supposed to have their approval. They have requirements as to where it's supposed to go (which side of the driveway, etc.) There usually isn't any paperwork involved.

Date Posted: 1/15/2008 5:26 PM ET
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Yes, usually the Post Master or supervisor needs to approve the moving of the mailbox. Atleast here they do,especially for rural routes.

Date Posted: 2/12/2008 3:17 PM ET
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Yep if you don't they will find some regulation you didn't do and make you move it.

 

Subject: yes
Date Posted: 2/14/2008 3:08 PM ET
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yes, you are supposed to contact the PO.
Subject: moving the mail box
Date Posted: 2/24/2008 10:01 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2007
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as long as it the in the same general location you will not be affected by the established mail delivary regulation. I would still inform them but as long as you keep it on the street and don't move it to your house you should be good.