This policy is to address mailbox installation within the Fond du Lac County Highway right-of-way and any damage claim by the owner of the mail box as a result of Highway Department Operations.
Please be aware that mailboxes within Fond du Lac County right-of-way shall be installed with their posts or bases a minimum of two feet back from the edge of the existing shoulder of the road. The box shall be located 41 - 45 inches above the grade of the shoulder with the front of the box when opened not extending onto the back of the shoulder of the road. In an area where there is curb and gutter, the front of the mailbox shall be placed at a height of 41 - 45 inches above the surface of the road and 6 - 8 inches behind the front face of curb.
The mailbox and post installed should be able to withstand the force of flying snow and slush from traffic and snow removal operations.
Any claim of damage from Highway Department Operations will be investigated by Highway Department Staff. If a mailbox or receptacle base is damaged by flying snow or is not placed at the proper distance and height from the roadway it will not be replaced by the Highway Department. If a mail box is hit and damaged by Highway Department equipment and can not be fixed, it will be replaced with a metal or plastic box acceptable to the U.S. Postal Service. Decorative or other types of ornamental mailboxes will not be replaced in kind.