Mailbox Support Damage:
The Koochiching County Highway Department will replace all lawful compliant mailbox supports damaged by County equipment during snowplowing operations or other maintenance activities provided the support was properly installed according to U.S. Postal and Koochiching County Highway Department standards. If the installation is a standard swing-away mailbox support and damage is caused to the vertical support by direct contact of the snowplow or maintenance equipment, then Koochiching County Highway Department will repair or replace the support with a standard swing-away mailbox support as soon as possible. All replacements will be a standard swing-away mailbox support. Koochiching County will not be responsible for damage to non-standard mailbox support installations, mailbox supports that have previously been damaged or are rotten, and will not replace supports damaged by third parties.
Koochiching County does not replace mailboxes. While our snow plow operators make all efforts to avoid causing damage, snow clearing activities are inherently abusive on mailboxes. The large amounts of snow moved by our plows can and have caused damage to mailboxes even if the installation is at the correct height and setback.
Mailbox Support Specifications