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Mailbox Damage


General Inquiries

Town of Essex
33 Talbot Street South
Essex, Ontario N8M 1A8

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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T. 519-776-7336 ext. 10 or 11
F. 519-776-8811

Damaged mailboxTown of Essex repairs or replaces mailboxes and/or posts that are actually struck by a plow blade. Usually a paint mark or truck tire tracks supply evidence of a mailbox strike.

The Town does not repair or replace mailboxes and/or posts that fall from the force of plowed snow. Mailboxes and supporting posts must be installed to withstand the rigours of snow removal, including the force of snow pushed from the street onto the roadside and should be located in such a way as to minimize damage. Avoid installing mailboxes where they can be damaged by plowing operations.

Canada Post can provide guidelines concerning the proper distances mailboxes should be placed from the road surfaces. Mailboxes that are replaced will be a standard mailbox and post.