What is a community mail box?

What is a community mail box?

Community mailboxes (or CMBs in Canada Post jargon) are set up in outdoor locations. Each household gets a key to its individual locked mailbox. There are also larger shared boxes for parcels. If you receive a package, the key to open the parcels box will be dropped into your own mailbox.

How do I know what community mailbox is yours?

Look for 2 different numbers to identify your compartment within your community mailbox.

  1. Locate the module number in the top left hand corner of the community mailbox.
  2. Find your personal compartment number located on the locked boxes within the module.

Can I send mail from my community mailbox Canada?

Simply put a diagonal line through the address on the front of the letter and place it in the outgoing mail slot at your community mailbox.

Do community mailboxes have outgoing mail?

For outgoing mail, there may be a special slot or compartment on the communal mailbox. Additionally, you can always send outgoing mail by dropping it in any public mail receptacle, sending it from your place of employment, or dropping it off at your local Post Office.

Are community mailboxes safe?

Cluster Mailboxes Are Safe The short answer is yes, it will. For the most part, using a cluster mailbox is even safer than using a curbside mailbox, which has no lock and is far more vulnerable to thieves and vandals. It’s also safer than having your mail deposited in a front door box.

Can I put a package in the mailbox Canada Post?

When your parcel arrives, you’ll find a numbered key* with instructions inside your mailbox. Simply go to your lobby’s parcel locker and use the key to open the compartment with the same number. Your parcel will be inside. Once you’ve got it, lock the compartment and drop the key back in through the mail slot.

Who is responsible for mailbox maintenance?

If the box is owned and maintained by the US Postal Service and is damaged/broken then contact your local Post Office. If the LPO does not service the mailbox, this means the property owner or manager is responsible for the maintenance.

Can you send outgoing mail from your mailbox?

It’s quick and easy to send mail from home through the USPS. Just use your mailbox! First, make sure to seal your envelope properly. When you’re ready to send your mail off, simply place your envelope in your mailbox and lift the red flag UP.

How long can mail sit in mailbox?

10 days
When mail is not picked up, it is held at the post office for 10 days. After 10 days, the postal service declares the address M.L.N.A. which means, “Moved, Left No Address.”

What is the Canada Post community mailbox program?

A: The Canada Post community mailbox program is a cost-saving initiative where Canada Post Corporation will provide mail delivery to residents via a centralized location in the community through a community mailbox. Roughly 5 million Canadian addresses still have mail delivery to their door.

Is the Canada Post mailbox exempt from city by-laws?

A:No, Canada Post is exempt from any City By-laws. Canada Post has the right under the Canada Post Corporations Act, Mail Receptacle Regulations Part 1, Paragraph 3 to install their boxes “…in any public place, including a public roadway….”and are not subject to any City By-laws.

What are the regulations for cluster mailboxes?

This type of postal mailbox represents a growing trend in apartment complexes, condominiums, and gated communities. The United States Postal Services (USPS) has several regulations to ensure letter carriers’ safety, prevent mail theft, and streamline mail delivery to save time and money.

How much does it cost to set up a Canada Post mailbox?

For seniors and disabled people, Canada Post will provide an extra mailbox key that can be given to a caregiver or a trusted, able-bodied person. Will I be charged a $200 community mailbox set-up fee? No. Canada Post has a policy that started last January, charging a one-time $200 fee per address to set up community mailboxes in new developments.