Find Postboxes

Find Postboxes


Find Postboxes helps you locate nearby post boxes and post offices wherever you are in the world. It can also tell you the last collection times at many of these to help you catch the last post!

Search for postboxes and post offices around your current location, or look for a mailbox in another area via a simple place name or postcode / zipcode search. Pick the box you want and call up a route map directly to it from your current location. Distances can be displayed in metric or imperial units.

Not all areas feature complete coverage yet although most major (and many not so big) metropolitan areas have excellent coverage. We're adding more postbox locations to the database daily so the data will only ever improve, and even if we don't know about your absolute closest mailbox we'll normally have one nearby which might be good enough in many situations.

Are we missing boxes in your area? Add them straight from the app... Simply stand next to the postbox with your phone and press “update” to give us the coordinates, then “add” and you’re done! If you want, you can enter the postal operator and the last collection times (as written on the front of the post box), but those are not required for a basic submission. We’ll figure out the name of the street you’re on and e-mail you to confirm your data. We'll then feed your update back into our database and add the postbox to OpenStreetMap so that the data is made openly available.

Find Postboxes uses the built in GPS to get your current location. If your location cannot be determined automatically then you can always enter your post code to get started. Please note that an internet connection is required to get location and map data. New postbox entries are submitted to OpenStreetMap and all edits are submitted back to this project too.

Our current approximate coverage is:

UK ****
Luxembourg ****
Germany ****
Austria ***
Switzerland ***
Finland ***
Denmark ***
The Netherlands ***
Ireland ***
Australia **
New Zealand **
Belgium **
Sweden **
France **
Czech Republic **
Norway **
Estonia **
USA **
Canada **

Recent changes:
Better compatibility with newer Android devices.
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About Find Postboxes
Find Postboxes helps you locate nearby post boxes and post offices wherever you are in the world. It can also tell you the last collection times at many of these to help you catch the last post!

Search for postboxes and post offices around your current location, or look for a mailbox in another area via a simple place name or postcode / zipcode search. Pick the box you want and call up a route map directly to it from your current location. Distances can be displayed in metric or imperial units.

Not all areas feature complete coverage yet although most major (and many not so big) metropolitan areas have excellent coverage. We're adding more postbox locations to the database daily so the data will only ever improve, and even if we don't know about your absolute closest mailbox we'll normally have one nearby which might be good enough in many situations.

Are we missing boxes in your area? Add them straight from the app... Simply stand next to the postbox with your phone and press “update” to give us the coordinates, then “add” and you’re done! If you want, you can enter the postal operator and the last collection times (as written on the front of the post box), but those are not required for a basic submission. We’ll figure out the name of the street you’re on and e-mail you to confirm your data. We'll then feed your update back into our database and add the postbox to OpenStreetMap so that the data is made openly available.

Find Postboxes uses the built in GPS to get your current location. If your location cannot be determined automatically then you can always enter your post code to get started. Please note that an internet connection is required to get location and map data. New postbox entries are submitted to OpenStreetMap and all edits are submitted back to this project too.

Our current approximate coverage is:

UK ****
Luxembourg ****
Germany ****
Austria ***
Switzerland ***
Finland ***
Denmark ***
The Netherlands ***
Ireland ***
Australia **
New Zealand **
Belgium **
Sweden **
France **
Czech Republic **
Norway **
Estonia **
USA **
Canada **

Recent changes:
Better compatibility with newer Android devices.

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A Google User
Sep 1, 2014
Rick L. Handy gadget, works brilliantly considering the crazy world of our postal system.
A Google User
Aug 21, 2014
Good app
A Google User
Jun 17, 2014
Great App We spend a lot of time on the UK canal network, have found it very useful. May be a few post boxes missing , but you can add them to the network
A Google User
Jun 10, 2014
Needs offline mapping Brilliant, but would be made better by ability to overlay on an offline map.
A Google User
Jun 2, 2014
Where Are The Mail Drops? I am looking for USA post boxes (mail drop boxes) not Post Offices Centers ....I am installing as we speak. Thanks but no thanks.