There are many reasons why a person would need to change a mailbox key. The key could have been stolen or lost or you might have purchased a home from the bank and the keys were not passed on. Whether you live in a home you own or rent a house or apartment, here are some suggestions if you ever need to change a mailbox key.
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Things you need
- Mailbox code
Get a quote from a locksmith. The locksmith can change the lock and get you a new key.
Obtain the code on the back of the lock and the locksmith can cut you a key using this code.
Shop for a new mailbox. If you don't want to pay the price a locksmith will charge, consider purchasing a new mailbox.
Contact the building manager if you live in an apartment and they will give you a replacement key.
Tips and warnings
- If you lose a key to a P.O. Box, the Post Office will not replace the key. They own the lock located at the top of the box. Individual keys are the owner's responsibility.
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