Mail how does it work in a MhP

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#1

How does the mail work in a MhP? Is it like a condo complex, a big box with diff key boxes for each unit?


#2

I’ve seen parks that have mailboxes at each space and some have a bank of PO Boxes. I’ve even seen it where all the mail is delivered to the Park office and the Park manager fills up PO boxes from inside the office.


#3

Most of mine have the large mailbox clusters at the managers office. But I also have one that has individual mail boxes at each residents house. I don’t like this and plan to buy mailbox clusters soon. Another one of my parks has no mail, but the tenants are given a free PO Box at the local post office.

Needless to say, I don’t think there is a definite standard, but most I’ve seen have the mailbox clusters near the managers office.


#4

I think the most professional looking are the outdoor weatherproof pedestals. Depending on the size of the park you can do 18-20 per pedestal and bank them in a row. USPS will install a “master” lock that will open the whole unit to deliver mail efficiently. You see these in townhome communities and other multifamily setups at a common location near the road.

Here’s an example: http://a.co/d/gFzpVr3

You have to also consider if you’re in a not so nice area… if there is a history of people taking baseball bats to mailboxes I would go a cheaper route until that has been addressed.

I have always taken responsibility for mailbox maintenance but curious if other park owners put this on their tenants…


#5

USPS has standards you have to meet and you will not be able to open the mailboxes (only USPS has key). Also, they are not cheap.