City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
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Q. Hello,
The employees of a local construction company building homes in my neighborhood continually park in front of my mailbox on the street all day while they are working. This prevents my mail from being delivered. I sent an email to the company but there has been no corrective action taken. Is there a law against obstructing the postal service and what recourse do I have to see my mail gets delivered?

Dear Juneau Resident,

JPD has had this question before. We don't have any local ordinances or State laws that allow for a citation. Your options are to keep making calls but part of the problem may be that different people are blocking the mailbox. You could make a sign for your mailbox post saying, "Please do not park here, I need my mail :)" Especially if the sign is polite, people may not want to be an obvious jerk by ignoring it. You can create almost a peer pressure for the person to do the right thing. Any reasonable person knows it is not nice to keep someone from getting mail. You can also pursue both plans, making calls and make a sign.


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