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 Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) 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 by WCRC. If the owner has not removed the mailbox, the owner will be issued an Encroachment Removal Order by WCRC in accordance with M. S. A. 9.251, whereupon the owner will be granted 30 (thirty) days to remove the unacceptable mailbox. Thereafter, the mailbox will be removed by WCRC at the owner’s expense.