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Mailroom of the New York Times newspaper.8d22741v.jpg
A mailroom for receiving packages or letters Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: amenities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)may be used on relations
Status: approvedPage for proposal

A mailroom for receiving packages or letters at a university, an apartment building complex, or a commercial office building complex.

How to map

Either add a node to mark the location of the mailroom or mark the building outline that contains the mailroom somewhere within. Tag it with amenity=mailroom. It may be used as an attribute on a building (being an area or relation) indicating it contains the mailroom. Or may be an attribute on a node within a building outline, identifying the location within the building. It may tag a relation in the case of a building with atrium holes.

Mailroom services

Package delivery drivers, students, professors, and rental tenants need to know where the mailroom (package delivery room) is for their multi-building complex. It is not obvious where it is by just driving around, especially if the complex is large or the mailroom is separate from the main/leasing office (which may be marked by office=property_management). Many complexes have a mailroom, and some even have multiple mailrooms, e.g. a separate mailroom for heavy/bulky deliveries. Further refinement of the key has been proposed using a similar way to post_office=*.

See also

  • opening_hours=* - Used in combination to denote when delivery drivers can deliver or university staff/students can receive; apartment tenants can usually access it 24 hours per day, which need not be tagged.
  • amenity=parcel_locker - A public-facing locker with kiosk for picking up and sending parcels, with electronic locks controlling each cabinet. (By contrast, usually a mailroom is either attended or operates within an organization based on trust, not individual locks per package.)
  • office=property_management - Marks which building outline in a complex contains the leasing office; not uncommonly the mailroom is located in the same building.