Mail Box Damage Policy

In the event a mailbox is damaged by the snow removal or leaf collection activities conducted by the City of Hudson, the City will reimburse a property owner up to $200 per damage incident.

Reimbursement Procedure for a Mailbox Damaged by a City Snow Plow or Other City Equipment

Within 24 hours of the damage incident, please contact the Public Works Department at 330-342-1750 or submit the request on the City website. Provide your name, address, phone number, location of the mailbox, and the incident date regarding the damage.

After you purchase a new mailbox and have it installed submit a copy of the invoice for your material and/or labor expenses to:

Hudson Public Works Department
Attn: Mailbox Repair
1769 Georgetown Road
Hudson, Ohio 44236

In addition, please include (if possible) a picture of the damaged mailbox and a picture of the replacement mailbox. Within 30 days of receipt of your invoice, the City of Hudson will issue a check in the name of the person who reported the damage.

Snow Control Season

Reimbursement requests for must be received on or before May 31 of the current snow season (November through May).

Summer or Leaf Seasons

Reimbursement request for all other mailbox damages such as leaf collection season must be received on or before December 31 of the current year.

United States Postal Service Mailbox Placement Specifications


Placing the Mailbox

Here are some helpful guidelines to follow when installing your mailbox:
  • Position your mailbox 41" to 45" above ground level.
  • Place your mailbox 6" to 8" back from the curb. If you do not have a raised curb, contact your local postmaster for guidance.
  • Put your house or apartment number on the mailbox.
  • If your mailbox is on a different street from your house or apartment, put your full street address on the box.
  • If you are attaching the box to your house, make sure the postal carrier can reach it easily from your sidewalk, steps, or porch.
  • The best mailbox supports are stable but bend or fall away if a car hits them.
Installing the Post
  • A 4" x 4" wooden support or a 2"-diameter standard steel or aluminum pipe.
  • Avoid unyielding and potentially dangerous supports, like heavy metal pipes, concrete posts, and farm equipment (e.g., milk cans filled with concrete).
  • Bury your post no more than 24" deep.
Mailboxes take a beating from the weather, so we recommend an annual mailbox checkup to avoid damage to your mail or difficulty identifying your address.
  • Tighten loose hinges on the door
  • Take care of rusty or loose parts
  • Replace missing or faded house numbers
  • Keep the path to your mailbox clear