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New Postal Guide for Builders and Developers

The United States Postal Services (USPS) asked the BIA to circulate the latest guidelines for the method or mode of delivery, the type of mailbox, and the location of the mailbox for each street delivery address.

Centralized delivery, through the use of Cluster Box Units (CBUs), is the preferred delivery method and box type. These CBU boxes have the advantage of being "package friendly," in that they are designed to accommodate the majority of packages delivered through the U.S. mail.

The USPS is directed by statute to provide reliable and efficient service. Centralized delivery fulfills its responsibility to safe, efficient delivery for both the customer and the Postal Service.

The Postal Guide for Builders and Developers includes guidelines used by local postal managers in determining the mode through which such delivery is to be provided, including the type of equipment and location of boxes.

The local Postal Manager/Growth Coordinator is available to meet with you in the early planning stages of community development or redesign to ensure that all options are provided to you and the mailboxes are installed in an approved location. Meeting early will help avoid potential service problems or disruptions. Please contact Growth Coordinator Kathy Huang at 215-863-6042 if you have any questions.

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