Burlington, WI asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin

Q: my neighbor has put up a mailbox on my property,can i remove it.

the mail box has been in place for over a year, no livable accommodations on property,he does not live there, it is in the ROW of road, I am wrong by describing him as a neighbor, he is an estranged brother. His daughter who lives in another state owns adjacent property he does not live nearby and does not have property on the road.He lives in town 4.5 miles away he receives his mail at a p.o. box, and the only recurring mail he does receive , that I know of, is a vehicle registration for a car title and licensed in texas, driven in wisconsin for the past 2 .5 years

1 Lawyer Answer
Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Madison, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Generally the law does not afford an aggrieved party the right to self help. In other words, you may not remove the mailbox. You may go to court and ask for an order requiring the neighbor to remove the box.

Thomas B. Burton agrees with this answer

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