Mailbox Installation

No mailbox will be allowed to exist within village right-of-way if it interferes with the traveling public or the function, maintenance, or operation of the Village’s roadway system.

The location and construction of mailboxes shall conform to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Postal Service and the standards established by the Village of Fox Crossing Street Department.


Generally, the mailbox height should be between forty-one (41) to forty-five (45) inches from the road surface to the bottom of the mailbox. The front of the mailbox should be six (6) to eight (8) inches from the edge of road, curb, or level portion of a shoulder. The Postal Service recommends that customers contact their local Post Office before erecting or replacing mailboxes and supports (Neenah Post Office 725-0577 / Menasha Post Office 722-0326 / Appleton Post Office 993-9442).
Mailboxes must be located on the right side of the road in the direction of the carrier’s line of travel. Residents must remove obstructions including vehicles, trash cans, and snow that impede safe and efficient delivery.


It is best to keep the entire mailbox installation as light weight as possible. This permits a vehicle crashing into it to break off the mailbox with less damage to the vehicle. The heavier the installation, the less likely it will move instantaneously, causing more damage to the vehicle and injury to its occupants.

The house number must be displayed on the side of single mailboxes or on the door of grouped mailboxes, not less than one (1) inch in height. Placing the owner’s name on the mailbox is optional.


Repair or replace any rotted or split wood on your mailbox post, as well as check your mailbox height and distance away from the roadway.