Village Ordinance (16.28.180) stipulates the following regarding the makeup and size of a mailbox:
- Mailboxes shall be supported by L-shaped mail box posts, made of 4"x 4" wood posts.
- The mailbox posts shall be 6' 4" in height, as measured from the bottom of the post to the top of the extension arm. The post shall be set in a 7" diameter hole to a depth of 2' - 6", back filled with 2 feet of concrete and covered with 6" dirt.
- The extension arm shall be 1' 9" in length, and welded on top of and perpendicular thereto shall be two (2) 20" by 31/2" b 1/2" steel support plates, separated 11" center-to-center.
- Bolted parallel to and on top of the 2 steel support p plates shall be two (2) 2" x 6" wood boards, 2' 8" in length. The mail boxes shall be affixed thereto.
If you questions regarding mailbox specifications in the Village Ordinance, please call the Building Department at (847) 223-2323.
If a mailbox is constructed not within the specifications listed in the Village Code, the Village will not be responsible for any damage or replacement of the mailbox as a result of snow removal operations.