If your mailbox is damaged –
By a city plow: Visit this page to find your city website or see links below for each cities information regarding mailbox damage (if available)
By a county plow: See County website for information here.
By a state plow: To report damage to a mailbox hit by a MnDOT snowplow, email us at email@example.com. (Source)
USPS Guidelines for Snow Removal:
More Info: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/local-releases/mn/2020/0115-shoveling-remember-the-mailbox.htm
Damaged Mailbox Info – By City (Alphabetically)
The City accepts responsibility for physical damage to legally installed mailboxes if struck by a plow blade, wing, or other piece of equipment. Damage resulting from plow castings or the disturbance of snow or ice piles is the responsibility of the resident. (Source)
The city does not assume liability for mailboxes damaged during plowing operations, unless it is determined the plow made direct contact with a mailbox that is properly installed using the standard 4 x 4 post and metal box requirements. (Source)
Mailboxes, lights, etc. should be constructed sturdy enough to withstand snow rolling off a plow or wing. Therefore, damage resulting from snow is the responsibility of the resident. The City will accept responsibility for damage if a mailbox is physically struck by a plow and if the mailbox post is considered to be of proper construction in accordance with U.S. Postal guidelines (Source)
Individual residential mailboxes damaged during removal will not be authorized for repair unless there is physical evidence that the snow removal vehicle actually hit the mailbox. If the mailbox is not installed according to USPS standards or is damaged due to the weight/pressure of the snow, it is the responsibility of the property owner to repair or replace the mailbox. Newspaper boxes must be installed with proper clearance room. (Source)
No information available on city website.
If a mailbox is damaged during the process of snow removal activities, the City will replace or repair the mailboxes that comply with the city mailbox policy and only if it was physically hit by the snow plow equipment. Heavy or large amounts of snow discharges from the plowing equipment causing damage to the mailbox will not be repaired by the city. Mailboxes that are damaged because of nonconformance to the design standards are the homeowner’s responsibility. (Source)
No information located on city website or in city ordinance.
No information located on city website.
The city is not responsible for damage to mailboxes incurred during normal snowplowing operations unless it is determined the snowplow made direct contact with a properly installed mailbox. Damage from the weight of snow and ice coming off the plow or damage to a mailbox that does not meet the city’s requirements is the responsibility of the property owner. Plastic and decorative mailboxes do not meet the city’s requirements. (Source)
If it was damaged or knocked over by the plow blade, we will replace it or reimburse you. (Source)
The City accepts responsibility for mailboxes, which are allowed to be placed in the road right of-way, if the damage is by physically being struck by a plow blade, wing, or other piece of equipment. Mailboxes should be constructed sturdily enough to withstand snow rolling off a plow or a wing. Therefore, damage resulting from snow is the responsibility of the resident. The City will repair or replace mailboxes in those instances where the City is responsible for the damage. (Source)
The City may provide a nominal dollar amount toward replacement if the blade of the plow damages your mailbox. If the damage is caused by the force of the snow being plowed the city is not considered to be responsible.
If your mailbox or sod is damaged by a snowplow, please contact Public Services in the spring to request a repair. (Source)
No information found on city website.
Mailboxes are repaired or replaced only if the plow makes direct contact (sometimes snow from the plow can dislodge the box from the post or bend a weak post). Please ensure your mailbox post is solid and securely fastened to the box. (Source)
If a mailbox that complies with the Minnesota Statutes Section 169.072,
Minnesota Rules Chapter 8818, and United States Postal Service
specifications is damaged as a result of direct contact by City snow
removal equipment and the property owner promptly reports the damage
to the Public Works Director, the City will repair the mailbox within 24
hours of notification.