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Moving a Mailbox

Hello I am a new property owner. I have asked the neighbors to move the mailbox over forty-four feet to the property line so that i can extend my driveway. Duke power moved the utility pole at their expense and no argument. I offered to pay for, or buy them a new mailbox. they refuse to move it. Has anyone out there had this problem and how did you handle it?

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October 24 2011 - Williamston
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One needs permission from the post office to move mail boxes, it isn't up to the total discretion of the mail box owner.  (In addition, one may need permission from the city or county for a new driveway onto the street.)

Do you understand the reasons they like their mailbox in the current location?

Are you proposing moving the mail box closer to their home? 

Are you proposing moving the mail box to a safer location for them to pick up their mail?


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I think that it is important to keep good relations with your neighbor if you can. You do need to find out what the process is for moving the box from your local USPS and then see if you can gather why the neighbor is objecting to the move.

 Is it possible that the new driveway is the real issue and not the mailbox?
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I can't imagine why the mailbox would be 44 ft away from the property line, unless the mail box is on their property.  If it is on their property, I see no reason why anyone should have them move it.

If it is 44 ft away from their property, I see no reason that the postal service would deliver mail to it without the postal service permission.

And if the mail box was on someone else's private property interfering with a driveway, I see no reason that the owner of the property wouldn't just move it to clear the driveway while still leaving it on the street face.

Anyway, it sounds very suspicious that anyone would want their neighbor's mail box moved.

In this area, the postal service doesn't care a bit if people buy new mail boxes, or locate them slightly differently, as long as:
1) accessible to the postal service.
2) not on government property
3) on, at or near the front porch, or accessible from the driveway, sidewalk, or street.
4) The boxes conform to postal standards, sizes, protection...

(Slots in doors or walls with appropriate cover are fine).
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