Official USPS Street Suffix Abbreviations

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By Dan Barraclough

Want to know how to properly abbreviate common street suffixes for the United States Postal Service (USPS)? Below you will find a list of the most common street types, common (but wrong!) abbreviations and the one officially used by the USPS.

Using the right one will make you look more professional and make sure your mail gets delivered properly the first time.

Full Street SuffixCommonly Used AbbreviationsOfficial Postal Service Abbreviation (USE THIS ONE)
ALLEYALLEEALY
ALLEY
ALLY
ALY
ANEXANEXANX
ANNEX
ANNX
ANX
ARCADEARCARC
ARCADE
AVENUEAVAVE
AVE
AVEN
AVENU
AVENUE
AVN
AVNUE
BAYOUBAYOOBYU
BAYOU
BEACHBCHBCH
BEACH
BENDBENDBND
BND
BLUFFBLFBLF
BLUF
BLUFF
BLUFFSBLUFFSBLFS
BOTTOMBOTBTM
BTM
BOTTM
BOTTOM
BOULEVARDBLVDBLVD
BOUL
BOULEVARD
BOULV
BRANCHBRBR
BRNCH
BRANCH
BRIDGEBRDGEBRG
BRG
BRIDGE
BROOKBRKBRK
BROOK
BROOKSBROOKSBRKS
BURGBURGBG
BURGSBURGSBGS
BYPASSBYPBYP
BYPA
BYPAS
BYPASS
BYPS
CAMPCAMPCP
CP
CMP
CANYONCANYNCYN
CANYON
CNYN
CAPECAPECPE
CPE
CAUSEWAYCAUSEWAYCSWY
CAUSWA
CSWY
CENTERCENCTR
CENT
CENTER
CENTR
CENTRE
CNTER
CNTR
CTR
CENTERSCENTERSCTRS
CIRCLECIRCIR
CIRC
CIRCL
CIRCLE
CRCL
CRCLE
CIRCLESCIRCLESCIRS
CLIFFCLFCLF
CLIFF
CLIFFSCLFSCLFS
CLIFFS
CLUBCLBCLB
CLUB
COMMONCOMMONCMN
COMMONSCOMMONSCMNS
CORNERCORCOR
CORNER
CORNERSCORNERSCORS
CORS
COURSECOURSECRSE
CRSE
COURTCOURTCT
CT
COURTSCOURTSCTS
CTS
COVECOVECV
CV
COVESCOVESCVS
CREEKCREEKCRK
CRK
CRESCENTCRESCENTCRES
CRES
CRSENT
CRSNT
CRESTCRESTCRST
CROSSINGCROSSINGXING
CRSSNG
XING
CROSSROADCROSSROADXRD
CROSSROADSCROSSROADSXRDS
CURVECURVECURV
DALEDALEDL
DL
DAMDAMDM
DM
DIVIDEDIVDV
DIVIDE
DV
DVD
DRIVEDRDR
DRIV
DRIVE
DRV
DRIVESDRIVESDRS
ESTATEESTEST
ESTATE
ESTATESESTATESESTS
ESTS
EXPRESSWAYEXPEXPY
EXPR
EXPRESS
EXPRESSWAY
EXPW
EXPY
EXTENSIONEXTEXT
EXTENSION
EXTN
EXTNSN
EXTENSIONSEXTSEXTS
FALLFALLFALL
FALLSFALLSFLS
FLS
FERRYFERRYFRY
FRRY
FRY
FIELDFIELDFLD
FLD
FIELDSFIELDSFLDS
FLDS
FLATFLATFLT
FLT
FLATSFLATSFLTS
FLTS
FORDFORDFRD
FRD
FORDSFORDSFRDS
FORESTFORESTFRST
FORESTS
FRST
FORGEFORGFRG
FORGE
FRG
FORGESFORGESFRGS
FORKFORKFRK
FRK
FORKSFORKSFRKS
FRKS
FORTFORTFT
FRT
FT
FREEWAYFREEWAYFWY
FREEWY
FRWAY
FRWY
FWY
GARDENGARDENGDN
GARDN
GRDEN
GRDN
GARDENSGARDENSGDNS
GDNS
GRDNS
GATEWAYGATEWAYGTWY
GATEWY
GATWAY
GTWAY
GTWY
GLENGLENGLN
GLN
GLENSGLENSGLNS
GREENGREENGRN
GRN
GREENSGREENSGRNS
GROVEGROVGRV
GROVE
GRV
GROVESGROVESGRVS
HARBORHARBHBR
HARBOR
HARBR
HBR
HRBOR
HARBORSHARBORSHBRS
HAVENHAVENHVN
HVN
HEIGHTSHTHTS
HTS
HIGHWAYHIGHWAYHWY
HIGHWY
HIWAY
HIWY
HWAY
HWY
HILLHILLHL
HL
HILLSHILLSHLS
HLS
HOLLOWHLLWHOLW
HOLLOW
HOLLOWS
HOLW
HOLWS
INLETINLTINLT
ISLANDISIS
ISLAND
ISLND
ISLANDSISLANDSISS
ISLNDS
ISS
ISLEISLEISLE
ISLES
JUNCTIONJCTJCT
JCTION
JCTN
JUNCTION
JUNCTN
JUNCTON
JUNCTIONSJCTNSJCTS
JCTS
JUNCTIONS
KEYKEYKY
KY
KEYSKEYSKYS
KYS
KNOLLKNLKNL
KNOL
KNOLL
KNOLLSKNLSKNLS
KNOLLS
LAKELKLK
LAKE
LAKESLKSLKS
LAKES
LANDLANDLAND
LANDINGLANDINGLNDG
LNDG
LNDNG
LANELANELN
LN
LIGHTLGTLGT
LIGHT
LIGHTSLIGHTSLGTS
LOAFLFLF
LOAF
LOCKLCKLCK
LOCK
LOCKSLCKSLCKS
LOCKS
LODGELDGLDG
LDGE
LODG
LODGE
LOOPLOOPLOOP
LOOPS
MALLMALLMALL
MANORMNRMNR
MANOR
MANORSMANORSMNRS
MNRS
MEADOWMEADOWMDW
MEADOWSMDWMDWS
MDWS
MEADOWS
MEDOWS
MEWSMEWSMEWS
MILLMILLML
MILLSMILLSMLS
MISSIONMISSNMSN
MSSN
MOTORWAYMOTORWAYMTWY
MOUNTMNTMT
MT
MOUNT
MOUNTAINMNTAINMTN
MNTN
MOUNTAIN
MOUNTIN
MTIN
MTN
MOUNTAINSMNTNSMTNS
MOUNTAINS
NECKNCKNCK
NECK
ORCHARDORCHORCH
ORCHARD
ORCHRD
OVALOVALOVAL
OVL
OVERPASSOVERPASSOPAS
PARKPARKPARK
PRK
PARKSPARKSPARK
PARKWAYPARKWAYPKWY
PARKWY
PKWAY
PKWY
PKY
PARKWAYSPARKWAYSPKWY
PKWYS
PASSPASSPASS
PASSAGEPASSAGEPSGE
PATHPATHPATH
PATHS
PIKEPIKEPIKE
PIKES
PINEPINEPNE
PINESPINESPNES
PNES
PLACEPLPL
PLAINPLAINPLN
PLN
PLAINSPLAINSPLNS
PLNS
PLAZAPLAZAPLZ
PLZ
PLZA
POINTPOINTPT
PT
POINTSPOINTSPTS
PTS
PORTPORTPRT
PRT
PORTSPORTSPRTS
PRTS
PRAIRIEPRPR
PRAIRIE
PRR
RADIALRADRADL
RADIAL
RADIEL
RADL
RAMPRAMPRAMP
RANCHRANCHRNCH
RANCHES
RNCH
RNCHS
RAPIDRAPIDRPD
RPD
RAPIDSRAPIDSRPDS
RPDS
RESTRESTRST
RST
RIDGERDGRDG
RDGE
RIDGE
RIDGESRDGSRDGS
RIDGES
RIVERRIVRIV
RIVER
RVR
RIVR
ROADRDRD
ROAD
ROADSROADSRDS
RDS
ROUTEROUTERTE
ROWROWROW
RUERUERUE
RUNRUNRUN
SHOALSHLSHL
SHOAL
SHOALSSHLSSHLS
SHOALS
SHORESHOARSHR
SHORE
SHR
SHORESSHOARSSHRS
SHORES
SHRS
SKYWAYSKYWAYSKWY
SPRINGSPGSPG
SPNG
SPRING
SPRNG
SPRINGSSPGSSPGS
SPNGS
SPRINGS
SPRNGS
SPURSPURSPUR
SPURSSPURSSPUR
SQUARESQSQ
SQR
SQRE
SQU
SQUARE
SQUARESSQRSSQS
SQUARES
STATIONSTASTA
STATION
STATN
STN
STRAVENUESTRASTRA
STRAV
STRAVEN
STRAVENUE
STRAVN
STRVN
STRVNUE
STREAMSTREAMSTRM
STREME
STRM
STREETSTREETST
STRT
ST
STR
STREETSSTREETSSTS
SUMMITSMTSMT
SUMIT
SUMITT
SUMMIT
TERRACETERTER
TERR
TERRACE
THROUGHWAYTHROUGHWAYTRWY
TRACETRACETRCE
TRACES
TRCE
TRACKTRACKTRAK
TRACKS
TRAK
TRK
TRKS
TRAFFICWAYTRAFFICWAYTRFY
TRAILTRAILTRL
TRAILS
TRL
TRLS
TRAILERTRAILERTRLR
TRLR
TRLRS
TUNNELTUNELTUNL
TUNL
TUNLS
TUNNEL
TUNNELS
TUNNL
TURNPIKETRNPKTPKE
TURNPIKE
TURNPK
UNDERPASSUNDERPASSUPAS
UNIONUNUN
UNION
UNIONSUNIONSUNS
VALLEYVALLEYVLY
VALLY
VLLY
VLY
VALLEYSVALLEYSVLYS
VLYS
VIADUCTVDCTVIA
VIA
VIADCT
VIADUCT
VIEWVIEWVW
VW
VIEWSVIEWSVWS
VWS
VILLAGEVILLVLG
VILLAG
VILLAGE
VILLG
VILLIAGE
VLG
VILLAGESVILLAGESVLGS
VLGS
VILLEVILLEVL
VL
VISTAVISVIS
VIST
VISTA
VST
VSTA
WALKWALKWALK
WALKSWALKSWALK
WALLWALLWALL
WAYWYWAY
WAY
WAYSWAYSWAYS
WELLWELLWL
WELLSWELLSWLS
WLS

Official USPS Postal Abbreviations For Secondary Units

If you need to know how the United States Postal Service (USPS) abbreviates floor, office, department, building, lobby, you can see the complete list below:

Secondary UnitApproved Abbreviation
APARTMENTAPT
BASEMENTBSMT *
BUILDINGBLDG
DEPARTMENTDEPT
FLOORFL
FRONTFRNT *
HANGARHNGR
LOBBYLBBY *
LOTLOT
LOWERLOWR *
OFFICEOFC *
PENTHOUSEPH *
PIERPIER
REARREAR *
ROOMRM
SIDESIDE *
SLIPSLIP
SPACESPC
STOPSTOP
SUITESTE
TRAILERTRLR
UNITUNIT
UPPERUPPR *

* Does not require any additional numbers to follow

Source: United States Postal Service

Dan Barraclough

Dan’s a writer for Expert Market, specialising in a range of cool topics. He loves web design and all things UX, but also the hardware stuff like postage metres and photocopiers.

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