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All About Maine Mailboxes

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Every state shares the need for mail delivery, and Maine is no exception. Though it has a smaller population than many states, with just 1.3 million people, Maine still receives plenty of mail from the USPS as well as an increasing volume of packages. With a slowly growing population, those in Maine will find themselves needing to install new mailboxes as well, particularly for new construction.

Maine also has over 40,000 businesses, and commercial properties need mail delivery as well. In larger cities, there is also the need for multi-family or multi-unit centralized mail delivery. We provide all types of mailboxes as well as parcel lockers for safe and secure mail delivery.

We proudly serve the Bangor, Portland, and Augusta areas as well as everywhere in between. Not only do we provide mailboxes for new construction and renovations, but we also provide replacement parts for mailboxes to help save on the cost of full replacement when only one or two parts are damaged.

USPS-Approved Mailboxes for Maine Homes and Small Businesses

The simplest mailboxes, and the ones that suit the needs of most homes and small businesses, are wall-mounted or curbside mailboxes.

Wall-mounted mailboxes simply mount to a wall, usually near a front door or above a porch. They are the easiest to install out of all mailbox types and can be customized to enhance the curb appeal of a property. Wall-mounted mailboxes come in a variety of colors and finishes. If mail theft or security is an issue, locking models are available as well as models that have more space than usual.

Curbside mailboxes are the most common mailbox type for single-family homes and work well for those with larger yards. Single and multi-family models are available, and businesses may benefit from using a larger curbside mailbox that also locks. Multi-family mailboxes have more than one customer compartment mounted to a post or posts.

They work well in condo communities and help to save on costs and maintenance.

Curbside mailboxes have a high potential for customization to enhance curb appeal. They come in a variety of makes and finishes, and everything from the post to the address numbers can be customized.

Mailboxes for Maine Apartments, Communities, and Large Commercial Properties

Mail delivery can seem a little more complicated for apartment complexes, large office buildings, colleges, and some residential communities where curbside and wall-mounted mailboxes are not feasible. In these cases, centralized mail delivery may work well.

Centralized mailboxes have several to dozens of customer compartments contained in one cabinet. The 4C series of mailboxes is the most recent, and the only line approved by the USPS for new installations and for major renovations. These mailboxes have horizontal compartments contained in one cabinet and should include one parcel locker per every ten compartments.

The 4C line can come as wall-mounted, recessed, or freestanding units. They work in parking lots, clubhouses, kiosks, and in lobbies.

The older 4B mailboxes, which are recognizable due to having square or vertical compartments, are still found in some locations. However, they are being phased out and cannot be purchased for new installations or renovations unless only private delivery is desired.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mailboxes in Maine

How Do I Install Mailboxes in Maine?

Wall-mounted mailboxes simply need to hang near a front door or above a porch in most cases and have no obstructions that would prevent USPS delivery.

Curbside mailboxes in Maine follow national regulations and must also be on the right side of a driveway. They must stand 6 to 8 inches back from the curb and be 41 to 45 inches high. This will help prevent snowplow damage and damage to vehicles during the Maine winter.

Commercial and centralized mailboxes must follow the Americans With Disabilities Act. No parcel locker’s floor can be lower than 15 inches, and all customer compartments must be between 27 and 67 inches from the floor or ground.

How Do I Handle USPS Package Delivery in Maine?

Parcel lockers work well for holding USPS-delivered packages until retrieval, as they are locking and only the customer can reach the package once delivered. They are often included with 4C mailbox cabinets. One is required for every ten customer compartments, and for apartment complexes, one in five is now required for new installations. More parcel lockers can be added to an existing setup over time.

Can I Create My Own Mail Station in Maine?

4C mailboxes can all mount side by side, provided they’re the same type. Only 4C mailboxes are approved for new installations.

This will allow property managers to accommodate the needs of all tenants, as 4C mailboxes hold a varying number of customer compartments and parcel lockers. These boxes can be installed indoors or outdoors.