BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Bakersfield man says a new mailbox resulted in the post office stopping his mail delivery.
There are two issues at play. Less than two feet and less than 10 seconds. A distance and time the post office is unwilling to cover.
“So they stopped my mail, canceled it, and I have to get a PO Box now,” a frustrated Brian Pasqua said.
Pasqua’s new mailbox is the reason the post office won’t deliver his mail. It’s a plain and simple white mailbox. There’s nothing offensive or unusual about it.
The problem is Pasqua’s new mailbox isn’t where his old mail box used to be.
“They said because you’ve opted out of curbside delivery,” Pasqua said. “I’m still on the curb.”
According to the USPS website, mailboxes should be 6 to 8 inches off the curb. Pasqua’s old mailbox fit that request, but his new mailbox is farther back. About a foot and a half farther back.
With Pasqua’s old mailbox the mail-carrier was able to deliver the mail without leaving their vehicle. The new mailbox being set back further from the curb means the carrier needs to exit their vehicle.