Is it illegal to put flyers on mailboxes?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CrewCut, Feb 5, 2001.

  1. CrewCut

    CrewCut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Has anybody ever got in trouble for putting flyers on people's mailboxes, I see pizza companies putting flyers on the mailboxes with rubberbands, is it legal?
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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  3. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Messages: 1,456

    It's only illegal if you get caught.....

    Though you can pay companies and get your flyer in mailed coupon booklets or similar types of ads.

    Good luck avoid the cuffs
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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  5. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Don't do it MAN!!!!!!!!! My wife carries the US MAIL and this is a BIG NO NO!!!!!! If the carrier gets your flier and turns it in to the Postmaster CHARGES will be FILED. I don't see anything wrong with it but it is a FEDERAL offense putting things IN or ON the mail box. I'm not sure why they have to be that way. Just the US GOVERNMENT I guess.
    Try hanging them on the door knob or in the screen door. Or ring the bell and give it to them in person.
    Good Luck,
  6. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    I think Kris meant No Crewcut. Since you asked if it was legal and it is not legal. Alot of people ask this question because they want to do it faster (to lazy to walk to the door) or they are afraid that someone will come out the door a bite'em. LOL

    [Edited by LoneStarLawn on 02-05-2001 at 05:27 PM]
  7. moonarrow

    moonarrow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    Yes it is illegal I know from experience. Put fliers on mail boxes when I was in the plumbing business and just starting out. The next morning I awoke to someone knocking on the door it was the Postmaster and 2 policeman man was I sweating. Luckily for me the just gave me a warning (written) after explaining in detail the legalities and the penalties for such an offense.Don't take the chance it isn't worth it
  8. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    moonarrow, yeah but did you get any business from the fliers you did set out?
  9. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Putting fliers on mailboxes does not get you more customers than putting the fliers on the is just lazy and against the law.
  10. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    lonestar's correct -ooops on typo

    Yes it is ILLEGAL and you can be prosecuted for a felony if you do so.


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