Mail Box Numbers – Displaying Your Address
Mailbox numbers are required to be displayed on all residential mail boxes. There are many companies which provide mailbox lettering so the homeowner can display their name and address for letter carriers.
The United States Postal Service has issued regulations detailing where the homeowner should display their address. The homeowner’s name and address should be prominently displayed on the flag side of the mail box in letters at least one inch high. If it will not fit (for mailboxes which are grouped together) the address should be displayed on the door of the mailbox.
Many companies sell lettering kits for use on mailboxes. These kits contain durable vinyl numbers and letters to place on your mail box.
Another accessory available for mailboxes are name and address plaques. Plaques are available for both wall and post mounted boxes. Decorative plaques prominently displaying your street address adds style and character to any mailbox. Many plaques come with hardware for easy mounting to most plastic and metal mailboxes. Your plaque should be made from a rust-free material and weather-resistant. Some plaques are elaborately engraved and others are illuminated for easy nighttime viewing from a distance.
Some online companies offer mail box toppers to which are engraved or etched with your address. These toppers easily attach to the top of your mailbox.
Your personal style speaks volumes about who you are so it’s just natural that your style should reflect in the way you decorate your mailbox.
Your mailbox should be decorative as well as function and should make a statement about your unique personal style. Help make your mail carrier’s delivery a little easier by prominently displaying your address for them to see.