Before you begin, contact your local post office to check mailbox regulations. If you are moving your mailbox or mailbox support, the Postal Service needs to approve your mailbox. Find out how high your mailbox needs to be and how far it should be from the road. The common mailbox regulation height is 42" from the bottom of the mailbox to the ground. You will have to place it away from the curb about 6 to 8” from the side of the road. Your mailbox must also be on the right-hand side of the road and in your mail carrier’s direction of travel. This allows the postal worker to safely pull over to deliver your mail.
There are a variety of mailbox kits to choose from and many include mounting posts. When choosing the style, consider the architectural design of your home. You can go with a practical, no-nonsense mailbox or choose a more creative option to add your own personal touch.