Most rural mailboxes are located adjacent to the road to allow for efficient delivery of mail but placing mailboxes adjacent to a road can be a hazard to the motoring public. Accordingly, the Shiawassee County Road Commission (SCRC) has adopted standards for the placement of mailboxes and newspaper delivery boxes along county roads. These standards conform to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Postal Service and are based on A Guide for Erecting Mailboxes on Highways published by the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials.
If a mailbox or newspaper delivery box interferes with the traveling public or the function, maintenance, or operation of the county roadway system, it shall be immediately removed by the owner upon notification via first class mail by the SCRC. At the discretion of the Shiawassee County Road Commission, based on an assessment of the hazard to the public, the patron will be granted no less than 7 days nor more than 30 days to remove an unacceptable mailbox. After the removal period has expired, the unacceptable mailbox will be removed by the Shiawassee County Road Commission at the postal patron’s expense in accordance with MCL 247.171.
You can read our Mailbox Policy here.