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How much does a brick mailbox cost?

$600 – $1,200 Pre-built brick mailbox installed
$700 – $1,500 Custom brick mailbox installed

A custom brick mailbox costs $700 to $1,500 to build on average. A pre-built brick mailbox costs $600 to $1,200 installed. A stone mailbox costs $600 to $1,500 to build. The cost to replace a brick mailbox is $900 to $1,800. Brick mailbox repair costs $150 to $750.

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August 18, 2021

Reviewed by Tom Grupa and 3 expert masonry companies on HomeGuide.

Brick mailbox cost

A brick mailbox costs $600 to $1,500 on average, depending on the size, design, type, base, accessories, and if it's pre-built or custom-made. A stone mailbox costs $600 to $1,500 installed. A faux masonry mailbox costs $600 to $1,900. A site-built stucco mailbox costs $500 to $1,000.

Brick mailbox cost - chart
Brick mailbox cost - chart

Brick mailbox cost
National average cost $1,100
Minimum cost $600
Maximum cost $1,800
Average cost range $600 to $1,500

Cost data is from research and project costs reported by HomeGuide members.

  • Accessories such as planters, a lock, or lighting add $50 to $150 each.
  • Building a brick mailbox with a new concrete footer takes 2 to 3 days.
  • A concrete foundation is necessary to support all masonry mailboxes and is typically included in the project cost.
  • Most states require a permit.
  • Some areas prohibit brick mailboxes.
  • Choose from round, triangle, or flat-top brick mailbox designs for curb appeal.

Cost to build a brick mailbox by type

The cost to build a brick mailbox is $600 to $1,900, depending on whether it’s pre-built, custom-made, or faux masonry.

Cost to build a brick mailbox - chart
Cost to build a brick mailbox - chart

Cost to build a brick mailbox by type
Mailbox type Average cost
Pre-built brick mailbox $600 – $1,200
Custom brick mailbox $700 – $1,500
Faux-brick mailbox* $600 – $1,900

*Faux-brick mailbox is without installation.

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Prefab or pre-built brick mailbox cost

A pre-built brick mailbox costs $600 to $1,200 installed on average. These prices include delivery and installation on a new concrete pad. There are various prefab mailbox designs to choose from, and some companies offer customization.

Pre-built white brick mailbox designed, delivered, and installed
Pre-built white brick mailbox designed, delivered, and installed

Cost to build a custom brick mailbox

A custom brick mailbox costs $700 to $1,500+ installed, depending on the size, design, brick type, and geographical location. Contractors build a custom-made brick mailbox on-site to match the home’s existing brickwork.

Custom brick mailbox built with dual planters and address plaque
Custom brick mailbox built with dual planters and address plaque

Faux brick, stone, or stucco mailbox cost

A faux masonry mailbox costs $600 to $1,900, depending on the finish, style, and size. Faux mailboxes typically come as pre-built columns that are easy to install over a pole set in concrete. Most sellers offer free shipping in the continental United States.

Handyman rates are $50 to $80 per hour to set a mailbox pole in concrete.

Faux mailbox cost
Mailbox type Average cost
Faux-stone mailbox $650 – $1,100
Faux-brick mailbox $650 – $1,700
Faux-stucco mailbox $600 – $1,900

*Unit price only.

Faux-masonry mailboxes pros and cons:

  • Made of lightweight materials like molded polyurethane or cement-coated polystyrene
  • No assembly necessary
  • Doesn’t pose a public-safety hazard like brick mailboxes

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Stone and stucco masonry mailbox cost

A masonry mailbox costs $500 to $1,500, depending on the stone type or stucco finish.

Masonry mailbox cost - chart
Masonry mailbox cost - chart

Masonry mailbox cost
Mailbox type Average cost
Stone mailbox $600 – $1,500
Stucco mailbox $500 – $1,000

*Prices include materials and installation.

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Stone mailbox cost

A stone mailbox costs $600 to $1,500 installed, depending on the size, stone type, and whether it’s pre-built or custom. Natural flagstone or fieldstone mailboxes have the highest material costs.  

Custom stone mailbox built with flat top
Custom stone mailbox built with flat top

Stucco mailbox cost

A stucco mailbox costs $500 to $1,000 installed. Prices depend on the mailbox size, design, and the base material of either wood, drywall, cement, or reinforced foam. Many builders construct stucco-finished mailboxes offsite for installation on delivery. Others custom build them on-site.

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Brick mailbox installation cost factors

Cost factors to install a brick mailbox include:

  • Size & style – Costs increase for large models and elaborate designs.
  • Pre-built or site-built – A pre-made mailbox installed on delivery is $100 to $300 cheaper than building a custom brick mailbox on-site.
  • Mason labor – Masons charge $30 to $70 hourly for additional custom work.
  • Permits – A permit costs $50 to $135 for building the brick mailbox. An electrical permit costs $30 to $60 when adding wiring for lights.
  • Extras – Adding accessories like an oversized mailbox insert, planters, lights, or address plaque with house numbers increase the cost.

Custom red brick mailbox installed with intricate design and round top
Custom red brick mailbox installed with intricate design and round top

Brick mailbox accessories cost

The following chart shows the costs for additional mailbox accessories and hardware choices:

Brick mailbox accessories cost
Accessory Average cost
Planter / flower box $50 – $160
Adding a light $50 – $100
Adding lights + wiring to house $150 – $450
Larger mailbox upgrade $30 – $80
Locking mailbox upgrade $125 – $150
Vault mailbox liner (holds 15 days of mail) $350 – $1,000
Glass blocks $30 – $75
Decorative keystones $20 – $100
Address number plate $15 – $30

Brick or stone mailbox lighting cost

Adding a light to a brick mailbox costs $50 to $100 if an electrical outlet nearby. Installing a mailbox light with running new exterior wiring to the home costs $150 to $450.

Mailbox lighting cost
Lighting type Average cost
Light kit only $50 – $100
Light kit + wiring to home $150 – $450
Solar-powered light $170 – $180

*Includes materials and installation.

Brick mailbox upgrades & prices

Upgrading to a larger brick mailbox costs $30 to $80, while adding a lock costs $150. Adding an extra-large metal mailbox vault costs $350 to $1,000, and it holds up to 15 days of mail with rain- and theft-protection.

Mailbox upgrade costs
Mailbox type Average cost
Larger mailbox $30 – $80
Locking mailbox $125 – $150
Metal vault liner (to hold 15 days of mail) $350 – $1,000

*Material prices only.

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DIY brick mailbox kit cost

Brick mailbox kits cost $650 to $1,700 for faux-brick mailbox columns that are easy to install over a pole. Additional costs may apply for 20 to 30 lbs. of fast-setting concrete mix or liquid construction adhesive for installation, depending on if there's an existing concrete base.

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Brick mailbox material prices

Brick mailbox materials cost $100 to $340, depending on the design. Brick prices are $0.35 to $0.90 each, and a mailbox needs 150 to 200 bricks. Essential equipment for this project includes a shovel, wheelbarrow, trowel, level, tamper, wire brush, and a masonry saw and square.

Brick mailbox material prices
Item Price range Quantities / material types
Cinder blocks (optional) $5 – $15 4 – 6 concrete blocks
Clay bricks (8” long) $50 – $180 150 – 200 bricks required, depending on the design
Concrete base $5 – $15 50 lbs. – 80 lbs. quick-setting concrete
Mortar mix $15 – $20 Type S mortar recommended
Mailbox insert $20 – $100 Price depends on the size & material
2”x4” lumber for framing base $5 – $10 8 – 10 linear feet
Total cost of materials $100 – $340
Sometimes a 6” layer of gravel is necessary below the concrete base depending on the type of soil in the area.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to build a brick mailbox?

Building a brick mailbox takes 2 to 3 days on average. First, curing the concrete foundation takes 1 to 2 days. Constructing a brick mailbox on-site adds one more day of work.

Brick mailbox installation time
Project Time Notes
Pre-built mailbox 1 – 2 hours Includes setting readymade mailbox directly into new concrete while it cures
Custom site-built mailbox 2 – 3 days 1 day for digging, pouring, & curing concrete footer; +1 – 2 days for bricklaying

Can you have a brick mailbox?

Some cities and states don’t allow people to have a brick mailbox due to liability costs if hit by a vehicle. Ask the local homeowners’ association or building department for masonry mailbox regulations. City departments can bill homeowners for removing unauthorized brick mailboxes.

How much does a brick mailbox weigh?

A brick mailbox weighs 800 to 1,500 lbs. on average, depending on the size and design. In comparison, a faux-brick mailbox weighs 50 to 75 lbs., not including the metal pole or surrounding base.

How much does brick mailbox repair cost?

Minor brick mailbox repairs cost $150 to $300 for sealing cracks, filling mortar, or adding missing bricks. Fixing major damage or leaning mailboxes costs $350 to $750. Replacement mailbox doors cost $250 to $350, depending on the size.

Brick mailbox repair cost
Repair type Average cost
Sealing cracks, filling mortar, or replacing bricks $150 – $300
Mailbox door replacement $250 – $350
Major damage or leaning mailboxes $350 – $750
Full mailbox replacement $900 – $1,800

*Price includes material and labor.

Rebuilding is necessary for severely damaged brick mailboxes.
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Hiring a brick mailbox builder

When searching for masonry companies to build your mailbox, use this checklist:

  • Choose masons certified by any of these groups:
  • Compare three or more different estimates.
  • Beware of the cheapest estimates that often mean lower-quality work.
  • See their reviews on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Check their company licenses, liability insurance, and bond guarantees.
  • Request copies of the estimate, contract, and warranty before work starts.
  • Follow a payment plan instead of paying in full upfront.

Questions to ask

  • What materials will you use?
  • Do you have pre-built brick mailboxes for sale, or only build on-site?
  • Will this mailbox need a water-permeable sealant?
  • Do you have any rustproof liners for the mailbox interior?
  • Can I see photos of your past work and a list of references?
  • How long have you been building brick mailboxes?
  • Where must you install the mailbox to satisfy local codes and the USPS?
  • Can I see brick samples before you begin?
  • Do you locate all utility lines before building?
  • How deep will the concrete mailbox foundation need to be?
  • Can you match the bricks and mortar to my house?
  • Do you have proof of insurance, licenses, and bond guarantees?
  • Does your estimate include clean up afterward?
  • Will you pull the permits and manage inspections?
  • Do you have a labor warranty?
  • How long will this project take?
  • Does your estimate list all materials and labor fees? What extra fees may apply?
  • What’s your payment schedule?
  • Can I have a contract copy before you start?

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