Snow Removal Around Mailboxes

Snow plow drivers make every effort to plow as close to the edge of the street as possible. But during heavy snowfalls, especially on cul-de-sacs, it is very difficult to completely clear the snow without risking damage to mailboxes or posts. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the resident to remove snow from around the mailbox to assure uninterrupted delivery of mail.

Damaged Mailboxes


 If you believe your curbside mailbox was damaged by a Village snow plow, call the Public Works Department at 708-246-3154 to report it. Every effort will be made to repair your mailbox. If that is not possible, it will be replaced with a standard-issue metal mailbox and/or wood post. The Village is not responsible for mailboxes damaged during snow plowing if the original mailboxes violate Village Code. The Village will not repair mailboxes damaged by non-Village vehicles.