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If you live in the country, a mail carrier probably delivers the mail to a mailbox located at the end of the driveway. To ensure that your carrier delivers the mail, there are some regulations the United State Postal Service enforces. If you do not follow the regulations, be prepared to trek to the post office for your mail and packages.
There are three regulatory sizes for a mailbox. The most common size is 18.5 inches long, 5 inches wide and 6 inches high. Another size is 19.5 inches long, 6 inches wide and 7 inches high. For businesses, the common size is 19.5 inches long, 8 inches wide and 11.5 inches high.
The path to the mailbox needs to be clear from obstructions. If you live where it snows, remove the snow. If grass grows near the mailbox, mow the grass.
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