Mail Receptacles Regulations (SOR/83-743)

Regulations are current to 2016-05-12 and last amended on 2014-11-07. Previous Versions

 Prior to the inauguration or extension of mail delivery service in any area, the Corporation shall send a notice to householders and the owners of apartment buildings and business premises in the area stating that if provision is not made for the reception of mail in accordance with these Regulations, mail will not be delivered to that address but will be left with the local postmaster to be collected by the addressee thereof.

  • SOR/86-105, s. 2(F).

 Where mail delivery service is provided in any area and

  • (a) any householder or the owner of any apartment building or business premises fails to provide for the reception of mail in accordance with these Regulations, or

  • (b) the mail receiving facility or the means of access to it at any private house, apartment building or business premises in that area becomes unsuitable or unsafe for the reception of mail,

the Corporation shall send a notice to the householder or the owner of and each tenant in the apartment building or business premises stating that if provision is not made for the reception of mail in accordance with these Regulations, mail shall not be delivered to that address but shall be left with the local postmaster to be collected by the addressee thereof.

  • SOR/86-105, s. 3(F);
  • SOR/2000-199, s. 14(F).
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where any householder or the owner of any apartment building or business premises does not make provision for the reception of mail in accordance with these Regulations within the period specified in the notice, mail shall not be delivered to that address but shall be left with the local postmaster to be collected by the addressee thereof.

  • (2) In the circumstances referred to in paragraph 12(b) mail delivery service may be continued to the address to which the notice referred to in that section is sent until the termination of the period specified in the notice for rectification of the unsuitable or unsafe mail receiving facility or means of access to it.

 In the case of an office complex that contains a mail box assembly and a mail room, where items of mail that are too large to be delivered through a mail box in a mail box assembly or the delivery of which requires that the addressee or the recognized representative of an addressee be contacted personally by the post office representative, those items shall be delivered

  • (a) through a dutch door from the mail room; or

  • (b) in such other manner as may be authorized by the local postmaster.

PART IVRural Mail Boxes

 Mail may be delivered by means of deposit in rural mail boxes and mailable matter may be collected from rural mail boxes where the rural mail box is

  • (a) constructed in accordance with the specifications set out in Schedule VI;

  • (b) placed outdoors at a location on a rural mail route approved by the local postmaster; and

  • (c) located, erected and identified as required by section 16.

 A rural mail box shall be

  • (a) located along the right hand side of the road according to the courier’s line of travel in a position where the courier can reach and service it from his vehicle without impeding pedestrian or vehicular traffic;

  • (b) erected so that

    • (i) the box is securely attached to a fixed post or cantilever arm,

    • (ii) the bottom of the box is approximately 100 cm above the roadway,

    • (iii) the box does not obstruct or obscure other boxes located nearby, and

    • (iv) the box allows the ready delivery or collection of mail; and

  • (c) identified by having the following information printed in permanent lettering not less than 2.5 cm high on the side of the box or on a plate securely attached to the box and placed so as to be visible to the courier as they approach the box while driving on the right-hand side of the road according to their line of travel:

    • (i) if civic addressing has been implemented in the municipality and the relevant post office, the civic address or the civic address and the boxholder’s name, and

    • (ii) if civic addressing has not been implemented in the municipality, the boxholder’s name or a specific Canada Post designator in lieu of the boxholder’s name, as arranged with the local postmaster.

  • SOR/2010-288, s. 1.
 
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