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Old 07-27-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Does your area use electronic 911 systems? If so, you need a mailbox so that emergency service persons (such as firefighters and EMS) can locate your home in the event of an emergency. In many rural areas around here, your physical address is basically directions to your home. If your mailing address is '3250 Kitty Hollow' then 911 responders know to respond to the home that is 3.25 miles down "Kitty Hollow". Having a mailbox makes finding the home easier for them.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: At the local Wawa
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Property tax bill?
Utility bills?
Car insurance bill?
Notice of vehicle registration suspension?
Notice of utility shut off?
Notice of Tax Sale?

Those are just three I can think of, you could include driver's license, car tags, etc.
Property tax bill? = paid with mortgage, mortgage statement is online
Utility bills? = all online
Car insurance bill? = online
Notice of vehicle registration suspension? = not planning on getting suspended
Notice of utility shut off? = not planning this, but other than electricity, I'm on well water and septic, no gas here
Notice of Tax Sale? = unsure what this is, but if someone needs to get something to me, they can send it certified
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: At the local Wawa
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Does your area use electronic 911 systems? If so, you need a mailbox so that emergency service persons (such as firefighters and EMS) can locate your home in the event of an emergency. In many rural areas around here, your physical address is basically directions to your home. If your mailing address is '3250 Kitty Hollow' then 911 responders know to respond to the home that is 3.25 miles down "Kitty Hollow". Having a mailbox makes finding the home easier for them.
The post is still there- we still keep a number physically mounted on the wooden mailbox post.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:47 PM
 
Location: At the local Wawa
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How about Birthday Cards, Thank You notes, Thinking of you cards?
I've notified everyone I care about that I don't want a mailbox. If I get a lot of complaints, I can always put it back.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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I removed the mailbox this weekend. I unscrewed it from the post (the post is still there) and I put a laminated note on the post. It reads "The residents at (address) do not wish to receive mail. Any and all mail and/or packages marked for this address or any resident at this address is hereby refused."

jury duty notification ?

all mail pretaining to your property taxes ? ( valuation increase,etc)
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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We have a second house. We do not get mail there. We simply told the post office we did not want mail there, and we leave the door to the mailbox open. The mailman does not deliver there. As for cell phones, as soon as I no longer need mine for work, it will be gone. One old fashioned house phone is enough for me. And the newspaper will soon be history, I am afraid. Everything online now a days. Somewhat sad when you think about it.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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My property in Alaska is not on any mail route. Any mail has to be picked up at the post office, either with a PO Box if I get one (I won't), or by general delivery.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Does your area use electronic 911 systems? If so, you need a mailbox so that emergency service persons (such as firefighters and EMS) can locate your home in the event of an emergency. In many rural areas around here, your physical address is basically directions to your home. If your mailing address is '3250 Kitty Hollow' then 911 responders know to respond to the home that is 3.25 miles down "Kitty Hollow". Having a mailbox makes finding the home easier for them.
Only if you want to. No requirement that anyone have such an address.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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Interesting question.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I happened to be in the Post Office last week when a customer was asking if he could remove the mailbox from his property. The answer given to him (by one of the clerks behind the counter) was, "sure, as long as it's your property."
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