Q&A: Newspapers in mailboxes


From the Peru Tribune:

Q: Is it OK to place newspapers in mailboxes attached to a home because they aren’t “official” mailboxes?

A: No, that’s not legal.

I checked with the newspaper industry’s preeminent expert on all things postal – Max Heath, National Newspaper Association postal chairman and postal consultant for the Publishing Group of America and Landmark Community Newspapers.

He said newspapers can be placed in a mailbox only on Sundays and only on rural paper routes.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.