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Mailbox Keys

Your association does not have keys to individual condominium mailboxes.  Only the postal service or a locksmith can provide access to your mailbox.
 
The easiest way to gain access is to remove and replace the lock:

  • Leave a note for the mail carrier explaining that you must change your mailbox lock and ask the carrier to remove the retaining clip holding the lock in place.

  • Determine the manufacturer and model of the mailbox.

  • Purchase a replacement lockset that fits your mailbox.  Clark-Devon Hardware stocks all brands.  They cost about $12. 

  • Make a couple duplicates of the new mailbox lock keys while you are there.

  • Install the lock in the mailbox (no tools necessary).

  • Keep an extra key in a safe place.  If you submit a key to our office, we will engrave it and tag it with your unit keys.  You may obtain it during business hours if you lose other keys. 

  • If you have any questions, please contact us for clarification at 773-856-5100.

  • Alternately, Chicago Condo Management can purchase and install a new mailbox lock on your behalf.  The total cost for labor and parts is $65.