Abbreviations

The abbreviations listed here should be used in addresses on mail. By using the city-state abbreviations, it is possible to enter city, state, and five-digit ZIP Code on the last line of address within a maximum of 28 positions; 13 positions for city, 1 space between city and state abbreviation, 2 positions for state, 2 spaces between state and ZIP Code, and 10 positions for ZIP+4 Code.

Two-Letter State And Possession Abbreviations

Alabama AL
Alaska AK
Arizona AZ
Arkansas AR
American Samoa AS
California CA
Colorado CO
Connecticut CT
Delaware DE
District of Columbia DC
Federated States of Micronesia FM
Florida FL
Georgia GA
Guam GU
Hawaii HI
Idaho ID
Illinois IL
Indiana IN
Iowa IA
Kansas KS
Kentucky KY
Louisiana LA
Maine ME
Marshall Islands MH
Maryland MD
Massachusetts MA
Michigan MI
Minnesota MN
Mississippi MS
Missouri MO
Montana MT
Nebraska NE
Nevada NV
New Hampshire NH
New Jersey NJ
New Mexico NM
New York NY
North Carolina NC
North Dakota ND
Northern Mariana Islands MP
Ohio OH
Oklahoma OK
Oregon OR
Palau PW
Pennsylvania PA
Puerto Rico PR
Rhode Island RI
South Carolina SC
South Dakota SD
Tennessee TN
Texas TX
Utah UT
Vermont VT
Virginia VA
Virgin Islands VI
Washington WA
West Virginia WV
Wisconsin WI
Wyoming WY
Armed Forces theAmericas AA
Armed Forces Europe AE
Armed Forces Pacific AP

Geographic Directional Abbreviations

North N
South S
East E
West W
Northeast NE
Southeast SE
Northwest NW
Southwest SW

Abbreviations For Street Designators (Street Suffixes)

Alley ALY
Annex ANX
Arcade ARC
Avenue AVE
Bayou BYU
Beach BCH
Bend BND
Bluff BLF
Bottom BTM
Boulevard BLVD
Branch BR
Bridge BRG
Brook BRK
Burg BG
Bypass BYP
Camp CP
Canyon CYN
Cape CPE
Causeway CSWY
Center CTR
Circle CIR
Cliffs CLFS
Club CLB
Corner COR
Corners CORS
Course CASE
Court CT
Courts CTS
Cove CV
Creek CRK
Crescent CRES
Crossing XING
Dale DL
Dam DM
Divide DV
Drive DR
Estates EST
Expressway EXPY
Extension EXT
Fall FALL
Falls FLS
Ferry FRY
Field FLD
Fields FLDS
Flats FLT
Ford FRD
Forest FRST
Forge FRG
Fork FRK
Forks FRKS
Fort FT
Freeway FWY
Gardens GDNS
Gateway GTWY
Glen GLN
Green GRN
Grove GRV
Harbor HBR
Haven HVN
Heights HTS
Highway HWY
Hill HL
Hills HLS
Hollow HOLW
Inlet INLT
Island IS
Islands ISS
Isle ISLE
Junction JCT
Key KY
Knolls KNLS
Lake LK
Lakes LKS
Landing LNDG
Lane LN
Light LGT
Loaf LF
Locks LCKS
Lodge LDG
Loop LOOP
Mall MALL
Manor MNR
Meadows MDWS
Mill ML
Mills MLS
Mission MSN
Mount MT
Mountain MTN
Nock NCK
Orchard ORCH
Oval OVAL
Park PARK
Parkway PKY
Pass PASS
Path PATH
Pike PIKE
Pines PNES
Place PL
Plain PLN
Plains PLNS
Plaza PLZ
Point PT
Port PRT
Prairie PR
Radial RADL
Ranch RNCH
Rapids RPDS
Rest RST
Ridge RDG
River RIV
Road RD
Row ROW
Run RUN
Shoal SHL
Shoals SHLS
Shore SHR
Shores SHRS
Spring SPG
Springs SPGS
Spur SPUR
Square SQ
Station STA
Stravenue STRA
Stream STRM
Street ST
Summit SMT
Terrace TER
Trace TRCE
Track TRAK
Trafficway TRFY
Trail TRL
Trailer TRLR
Tunnel TUNL
Turnpike TPKE
Union UN
Valley VLY
Viaduct VIA
View VW
Village VLG
Ville VL
Vista VIS
Walk WALK
Way WAY
Wells WLS

Extended Suffix Table

The following table lists suffix forms that may appear in address files. The corresponding official USPS suffix (as coded in the ZIP+4 National Directory File) is shown in the adjacent column.

ALLEE ALY
ALLEY ALY
ALLY ALY
ALY ALY
ANEX ANX
ANNEX ANX
ANNX ANX
ANX ANX
ARC ARC
ARCADE ARC
AV AVE
AVE AVE
AVEN AVE
AVENU AVE
AVENUE AVE
AVN AVE
AVNUE AVE
BAYOO BYU
BAYOU BYU
BCH BCH
BEACH BCH
BEND BND
BG BG
BLF BLF
BLUF BLF
BLUFF BLF
BLUFFS BLFS
BLVD BLVD
BND BND
BOT BTM
BOTTM BTM
BOTTOM BTM
BOUL BLVD
BOULEVARD BLVD
BOULV BLVD
BR BR
BRANCH BR
BRIDGE BRG
BRG BRG
BRIDGE BRG
BRK BRK
BANCH BR
BROOK BRK
BROOKS BRK
BTM BTM
BURG BG
BURGS BG
BYP BYP
BYPA BYP
BYPAS BYP
BYPASS BYP
BYPS BYP
BYU BYU
CAMP CP
CANYN CYN
CANYON CYN
CAPE CPE
CAUSEWAY CSWY
CAUSWAY CSWY
CEN CTR
CENT CTR
CENTER CTR
CENTERS CTR
CENTA CTR
CIR CIR
CIRC CIR
CIRCL CIR
CIRCLE CIR
CIRCLES CIR
CLB CLB
CLF CLFS
CLFS CLFS
CLIFF CLFS
CLIFFS CLFS
CLUB CLB
CMP CP

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