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Vermont Home and Commercial Mailboxes

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Vermont may have a smaller population than most states, but it will still need mail delivery and property owners will need to replace aging mailboxes. USPS requirements for some mailbox types have also changed, leading to upgrades and replacements. Upgrading a mailbox can improve a home’s value as well, and the right types can attract new tenants, both residential and commercial.

Things such as package delivery have increased for all states in recent years, and package theft is a major concern for all. The right mailboxes can help to prevent such a thing from happening, and provide tenants with a sense of safety.

We serve the Burlington, Essex, and South Burlington areas as well as every town and rural area in the state. There is a mailbox solution for every property. We also provide replacement parts such as mailbox doors, customer locks, posts, and more.

Vermont USPS-Approved Mailboxes for Homes and Small Business

In many suburbs, wall-mounted mailboxes are a common sight. These mailboxes simply mount near front doors or above porches, and are the easiest to install for single-family homes or small businesses. They come in a variety of makes and models, and if locks are desired, locking units are available as well.

Also common is the simple curbside mailbox, which works well in rural areas as well as urban ones. These mailboxes come singly or as multi-family units, and they are highly customizable. This makes them ideal for enhancing curb appeal when a home or rental property’s value needs to be raised. A variety of makes and models are available, and accessories such as address plaques, newspaper holders, and toppers can add to their look.

Multi-family curbside mailboxes work well when residents of a community do not wish to walk to centralized mail delivery, but the property manager or homeowner’s association want to cut down on installation time and maintenance. These contain two to eight mailboxes on the same one or two posts.

Vermont USPS-Approved Mailboxes For Communities and Commercial Properties

Centralized mailboxes work when customers would benefit from having all mailboxes in the same place, such as a mail kiosk, lobby, parking lot, or clubhouse. This cuts down on maintenance costs and installation time as well. Centralized mailboxes have several to dozens of customer compartments in one cabinet, and sometimes parcel lockers.

Such mailboxes can mount onto concrete, recess into walls, and mount to vertical surfaces. This allows for the creation of a “mail station” to meet all tenant needs. Setups such as these work well for large communities or large commercial properties such as office complexes.

The new 4C mailboxes are approved for all new installations by the USPS since 2006. These mailboxes have locking horizontal compartments. Older centralized mailboxes, the 4B line, still exist, but these are being phased out and cannot be purchased for new installations, only replacement. These mailboxes typically have square or vertical compartments, and are not as secure as their 4C counterparts.

Frequently Asked Questions about Vermont Mailboxes

How Are Mailboxes Installed in Vermont?

In Vermont, national requirements are followed for mailbox installations. Curbside mailboxes must stand six to eight inches from the curb, and be between 41 and 45 inches tall. Wall-mounted mailboxes simply must hang in an obvious location.

Centralized mailboxes must have no parcel locker below 15 inches. All customer compartments need to be between 28 inches and 67 inches from the ground or floor, and there should be three feet of space in front of each compartment.

How Do Parcel Lockers Work in Vermont?  

Parcel lockers often come with 4C mailboxes, but can be installed alone beside an existing setup. When mail is delivered, customers receive a key to access the locker that holds the package.

The USPS requires at least one parcel locker for every ten customer compartments for any new centralized mail installation. As of 2021, this number is one per five when installing for apartments, due to increasing package delivery.

Who is Responsible for Damaged Mailboxes in Vermont?

Usually, the property owner is responsible for repairing or replacing damaged mailboxes. Some municipalities will replace mailboxes if struck by a city snowplow, however, so it is best to check with your local authorities if damage occurs.

Replacement parts can be purchased to repair of a mailbox in some cases, reducing the cost of repair.

If the damaged mailboxes are an outdated type such as 4B mailboxes, it may be worth the cost to upgrade to the newer 4C type to reduce the chance of further damage and vandalism.