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Old 07-08-2014, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... Do I HAVE to have a mailing address on my land?
No.

Before I went through the process to get a 'street' address for my land, there was none.

Today around 2/3 of the parcels of land in my town do not have street addresses. The County deed vault has a mailing address for each property, a good many of them are out-of-date. People walk into the court house once/year and they pay their taxes. Some pay in cash, some pay with a mail order.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: South Hills
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This did not work out well for Kramer on Seinfeld.


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Old 03-18-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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Is it legal to remove your mailbox, and therefore not accept mail? I was told by the post office that:

1. You must keep a mailbox, but you can personally refuse mail by marking the mail "refused" and putting it back in the mailbox. However, I find this to be too tedious.

2. You can remove your mailbox completely and you must sign a contrary order (which I think will put us on a government watchlist, and I don't really want to sign anything). Isn't it my right to refuse mail?

Hardest part is people think we are crazy for not wanting mail- we are not anti-government zealots, we just feel that in this day and age, we don't need mail and it is mostly advertisments, bills, and other junk that only causes stress. We have also given up our cell phones, cable, and email. We are finding life to be a lot less hectic without these "modern conveniences"

Has anyone here removed their mailbox? Do people think you are nuts?
I have no use for mail either. all bills are online. I get my mail once a month to check for anything important ( wedding invite from long lost aunt)

I have no house phone, no cable . one pre paid cell phone, $40 internet... life is easier without the $250 cell phone, and the $400 cable bill !!1
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Is it legal to remove your mailbox, and therefore not accept mail? I was told by the post office that:

1. You must keep a mailbox, but you can personally refuse mail by marking the mail "refused" and putting it back in the mailbox. However, I find this to be too tedious.

2. You can remove your mailbox completely and you must sign a contrary order (which I think will put us on a government watchlist, and I don't really want to sign anything). Isn't it my right to refuse mail?

Hardest part is people think we are crazy for not wanting mail- we are not anti-government zealots, we just feel that in this day and age, we don't need mail and it is mostly advertisments, bills, and other junk that only causes stress. We have also given up our cell phones, cable, and email. We are finding life to be a lot less hectic without these "modern conveniences"

Has anyone here removed their mailbox? Do people think you are nuts?
Just get a dog and have the dog bark at the mailman. Our Chijuajua did that and I ended up getting into it with the mailman. He wanted to spray our little dog for barking at him. He stoped delivering to our home. After a couple weeks I drove over to the postoffice and wanted to know why we were not getting any mail. They told me because the mailman said we have a dangerous dog at our home. This mailman is over 6 feet tall and the dog is maybe 10lbs and not very tall at all.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:39 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Default data line has nothing to do with cell ph.

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I have no use for mail either. all bills are online. I get my mail once a month to check for anything important ( wedding invite from long lost aunt)

I have no house phone, no cable . one pre paid cell phone, $40 internet... life is easier without the $250 cell phone, and the $400 cable bill !!1
40 dollar internet ? You must get the data line from somewhere since you only use prepaid cell phones ?

Last edited by darstar; 03-18-2015 at 06:46 PM.. Reason: retracting question
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:00 AM
 
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In our area if you have electric.....you have an address.......it is the electric companies that assigns them.

They will put the number on the first pole from the road.

No mailbox is required.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:30 PM
 
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One time I remember this guy in my old neighbourhood got mad these idiots kept going thru his mailbox @ night so he just got rid of it...... Got a P.O. box instead.....
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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One time I remember this guy in my old neighbourhood got mad these idiots kept going thru his mailbox @ night so he just got rid of it...... Got a P.O. box instead.....
not all areas have PO box access. some people use off Site private boxes. ( you still need to provide a verified physical address however.) An other service provided by the POST OFFICE is " general delivery" where you can have them hold your mail for a specific amount of time, then they will bundle all your mail for one week, then send it to wherever you want them too by Priority Mail , this service costs 17.00 a week. great for snowbirds,full timers, and construction workers.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:30 PM
 
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I don't have a mailbox but have a PO box at the Post Office.
However, it costs me because mail delivery service is available.

If it was not, the PO box would be free.
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