My mailbox was damaged by a snowplow. Now what?
Since mailboxes are in the road right-of-way, they are sometimes damaged by road trucks when plowing snow, or performing other road maintenance. It is the policy of the Jackson County Department of Transportation to replace only mailboxes and/or posts that have actually been hit by our equipment. If the mailbox or wooden post was broken off from the force of the snow coming off the blade, we do not replace or repair it. To reduce this risk, please check your mailbox every fall to make sure it is attached securely to the post. Also, please remove snow build up around the post so when the road is plowed, the new snow isn’t pushing up against snow already piled up. Sometimes this forces the post to snap. Typically, most mailboxes damaged during snow removal are from the force of the snow coming off of the plow. If it is determined that your mailbox was damaged by impact of our truck, JCDOT will replace the mailbox with a standard mailbox. JCDOT does not reimburse for repairs or replacements.

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1. Who do I call if I want to report a pothole, fallen tree or other road hazards?
2. When will the work order be completed?
3. When will my road be plowed?
4. I pay high property taxes. Why can't the roads be fixed with that money?
5. Will the money received from the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF) be enough to fix Jackson County’s roads?
6. Why does the plowtruck throw snow on my driveway?
7. When will my road be plowed?
8. My mailbox was damaged by a snowplow. Now what?
9. Do you replace overhead street lights?
10. Will JCDOT remove a dead animal from the road?
11. Will JCDOT remove fallen trees or branches from the roads?
12. When will brine be applied to my gravel road?
13. What is the process for getting a speed limit reduced?