Mailbox numbers are required to be displayed on all residential mailboxes. There are many companies that provide mailbox lettering so the homeowner can display their name and address for letter carriers.
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.
Displaying your details on your mailbox
The United States Postal Service has issued regulations detailing where the homeowner should display their address. The homeowner’s street number should be prominently displayed on the flat side of the mailbox in letters at least 1 inch high. If it will not fit (for mailboxes which are grouped together) the address should be displayed on the door of the mailbox.
You can optionally also display your name and the full street address. However, a word of caution: think carefully about displaying your name if you have privacy concerns.
Mailbox number options
Many companies sell lettering kits for use on mailboxes. These kits contain durable vinyl numbers and letters to place on your mailbox.
Another accessory available for mailboxes is 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.
Please mail accessories for more ideas on how to enhance your new or existing mailbox.
Engraved or etched house numbers, names, and addresses can be added to your mailbox toppers. These toppers easily attach to the top of 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.