Transportation - Mailboxes

Before repairing or replacing mailbox supports, please check the specifications required by the Sherburne County Public Works Department as well as local post offices. The Sherburne County Public Works Department has mailbox installation instructions and diagrams available to any resident.

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New Construction

Swing-away mailbox settings are required on the County Highway System for any new home construction that will have mail delivery service. Sherburne County offers for sale (only if located on a County Road / CSAH) approved MnDOT settings for $160 and will install them free of charge.

Mailbox Notes:

  • A right of way work permit is not required for a mailbox.
  • You may construct your own swing away setting; however it cannot weigh more than 4 pounds per foot.
  • Bulkier and heavier settings may compromise public safety and constitute a right of way violation.

Public Works Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Public Works
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-4668

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-3300
Fax: 763-765-3301
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