Official USPS Street Suffix Abbreviations

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By Dan Barraclough | Updated: 11 January 2021

Want to know how to properly abbreviate the most common street suffixes for the United States Postal Service (USPS)? Well, we're here to deliver.

Using the correct abbreviation will make you look more professional and ensure your mail gets delivered on time, the first time. Doing so will also make the lives of USPS workers much easier, who are already under immense strain due to COVID-19 and the upsurge of ecommerce.

Below,  we’ve compiled a list of the most common street types, the official abbreviations used by the USPS, and the most widespread mistakes that you should avoid. 

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Full Street Suffix Commonly Used Abbreviations Official Postal Service Abbreviation (USE THIS ONE)
ALLEY ALLEE ALY
ALLEY
ALLY
ALY
ANEX ANEX ANX
ANNEX
ANNX
ANX
ARCADE ARC ARC
ARCADE
AVENUE AV AVE
AVE
AVEN
AVENU
AVENUE
AVN
AVNUE
BAYOU BAYOO BYU
BAYOU
BEACH BCH BCH
BEACH
BEND BEND BND
BND
BLUFF BLF BLF
BLUF
BLUFF
BLUFFS BLUFFS BLFS
BOTTOM BOT BTM
BTM
BOTTM
BOTTOM
BOULEVARD BLVD BLVD
BOUL
BOULEVARD
BOULV
BRANCH BR BR
BRNCH
BRANCH
BRIDGE BRDGE BRG
BRG
BRIDGE
BROOK BRK BRK
BROOK
BROOKS BROOKS BRKS
BURG BURG BG
BURGS BURGS BGS
BYPASS BYP BYP
BYPA
BYPAS
BYPASS
BYPS
CAMP CAMP CP
CP
CMP
CANYON CANYN CYN
CANYON
CNYN
CAPE CAPE CPE
CPE
CAUSEWAY CAUSEWAY CSWY
CAUSWA
CSWY
CENTER CEN CTR
CENT
CENTER
CENTR
CENTRE
CNTER
CNTR
CTR
CENTERS CENTERS CTRS
CIRCLE CIR CIR
CIRC
CIRCL
CIRCLE
CRCL
CRCLE
CIRCLES CIRCLES CIRS
CLIFF CLF CLF
CLIFF
CLIFFS CLFS CLFS
CLIFFS
CLUB CLB CLB
CLUB
COMMON COMMON CMN
COMMONS COMMONS CMNS
CORNER COR COR
CORNER
CORNERS CORNERS CORS
CORS
COURSE COURSE CRSE
CRSE
COURT COURT CT
CT
COURTS COURTS CTS
CTS
COVE COVE CV
CV
COVES COVES CVS
CREEK CREEK CRK
CRK
CRESCENT CRESCENT CRES
CRES
CRSENT
CRSNT
CREST CREST CRST
CROSSING CROSSING XING
CRSSNG
XING
CROSSROAD CROSSROAD XRD
CROSSROADS CROSSROADS XRDS
CURVE CURVE CURV
DALE DALE DL
DL
DAM DAM DM
DM
DIVIDE DIV DV
DIVIDE
DV
DVD
DRIVE DR DR
DRIV
DRIVE
DRV
DRIVES DRIVES DRS
ESTATE EST EST
ESTATE
ESTATES ESTATES ESTS
ESTS
EXPRESSWAY EXP EXPY
EXPR
EXPRESS
EXPRESSWAY
EXPW
EXPY
EXTENSION EXT EXT
EXTENSION
EXTN
EXTNSN
EXTENSIONS EXTS EXTS
FALL FALL FALL
FALLS FALLS FLS
FLS
FERRY FERRY FRY
FRRY
FRY
FIELD FIELD FLD
FLD
FIELDS FIELDS FLDS
FLDS
FLAT FLAT FLT
FLT
FLATS FLATS FLTS
FLTS
FORD FORD FRD
FRD
FORDS FORDS FRDS
FOREST FOREST FRST
FORESTS
FRST
FORGE FORG FRG
FORGE
FRG
FORGES FORGES FRGS
FORK FORK FRK
FRK
FORKS FORKS FRKS
FRKS
FORT FORT FT
FRT
FT
FREEWAY FREEWAY FWY
FREEWY
FRWAY
FRWY
FWY
GARDEN GARDEN GDN
GARDN
GRDEN
GRDN
GARDENS GARDENS GDNS
GDNS
GRDNS
GATEWAY GATEWAY GTWY
GATEWY
GATWAY
GTWAY
GTWY
GLEN GLEN GLN
GLN
GLENS GLENS GLNS
GREEN GREEN GRN
GRN
GREENS GREENS GRNS
GROVE GROV GRV
GROVE
GRV
GROVES GROVES GRVS
HARBOR HARB HBR
HARBOR
HARBR
HBR
HRBOR
HARBORS HARBORS HBRS
HAVEN HAVEN HVN
HVN
HEIGHTS HT HTS
HTS
HIGHWAY HIGHWAY HWY
HIGHWY
HIWAY
HIWY
HWAY
HWY
HILL HILL HL
HL
HILLS HILLS HLS
HLS
HOLLOW HLLW HOLW
HOLLOW
HOLLOWS
HOLW
HOLWS
INLET INLT INLT
ISLAND IS IS
ISLAND
ISLND
ISLANDS ISLANDS ISS
ISLNDS
ISS
ISLE ISLE ISLE
ISLES
JUNCTION JCT JCT
JCTION
JCTN
JUNCTION
JUNCTN
JUNCTON
JUNCTIONS JCTNS JCTS
JCTS
JUNCTIONS
KEY KEY KY
KY
KEYS KEYS KYS
KYS
KNOLL KNL KNL
KNOL
KNOLL
KNOLLS KNLS KNLS
KNOLLS
LAKE LK LK
LAKE
LAKES LKS LKS
LAKES
LAND LAND LAND
LANDING LANDING LNDG
LNDG
LNDNG
LANE LANE LN
LN
LIGHT LGT LGT
LIGHT
LIGHTS LIGHTS LGTS
LOAF LF LF
LOAF
LOCK LCK LCK
LOCK
LOCKS LCKS LCKS
LOCKS
LODGE LDG LDG
LDGE
LODG
LODGE
LOOP LOOP LOOP
LOOPS
MALL MALL MALL
MANOR MNR MNR
MANOR
MANORS MANORS MNRS
MNRS
MEADOW MEADOW MDW
MEADOWS MDW MDWS
MDWS
MEADOWS
MEDOWS
MEWS MEWS MEWS
MILL MILL ML
MILLS MILLS MLS
MISSION MISSN MSN
MSSN
MOTORWAY MOTORWAY MTWY
MOUNT MNT MT
MT
MOUNT
MOUNTAIN MNTAIN MTN
MNTN
MOUNTAIN
MOUNTIN
MTIN
MTN
MOUNTAINS MNTNS MTNS
MOUNTAINS
NECK NCK NCK
NECK
ORCHARD ORCH ORCH
ORCHARD
ORCHRD
OVAL OVAL OVAL
OVL
OVERPASS OVERPASS OPAS
PARK PARK PARK
PRK
PARKS PARKS PARK
PARKWAY PARKWAY PKWY
PARKWY
PKWAY
PKWY
PKY
PARKWAYS PARKWAYS PKWY
PKWYS
PASS PASS PASS
PASSAGE PASSAGE PSGE
PATH PATH PATH
PATHS
PIKE PIKE PIKE
PIKES
PINE PINE PNE
PINES PINES PNES
PNES
PLACE PL PL
PLAIN PLAIN PLN
PLN
PLAINS PLAINS PLNS
PLNS
PLAZA PLAZA PLZ
PLZ
PLZA
POINT POINT PT
PT
POINTS POINTS PTS
PTS
PORT PORT PRT
PRT
PORTS PORTS PRTS
PRTS
PRAIRIE PR PR
PRAIRIE
PRR
RADIAL RAD RADL
RADIAL
RADIEL
RADL
RAMP RAMP RAMP
RANCH RANCH RNCH
RANCHES
RNCH
RNCHS
RAPID RAPID RPD
RPD
RAPIDS RAPIDS RPDS
RPDS
REST REST RST
RST
RIDGE RDG RDG
RDGE
RIDGE
RIDGES RDGS RDGS
RIDGES
RIVER RIV RIV
RIVER
RVR
RIVR
ROAD RD RD
ROAD
ROADS ROADS RDS
RDS
ROUTE ROUTE RTE
ROW ROW ROW
RUE RUE RUE
RUN RUN RUN
SHOAL SHL SHL
SHOAL
SHOALS SHLS SHLS
SHOALS
SHORE SHOAR SHR
SHORE
SHR
SHORES SHOARS SHRS
SHORES
SHRS
SKYWAY SKYWAY SKWY
SPRING SPG SPG
SPNG
SPRING
SPRNG
SPRINGS SPGS SPGS
SPNGS
SPRINGS
SPRNGS
SPUR SPUR SPUR
SPURS SPURS SPUR
SQUARE SQ SQ
SQR
SQRE
SQU
SQUARE
SQUARES SQRS SQS
SQUARES
STATION STA STA
STATION
STATN
STN
STRAVENUE STRA STRA
STRAV
STRAVEN
STRAVENUE
STRAVN
STRVN
STRVNUE
STREAM STREAM STRM
STREME
STRM
STREET STREET ST
STRT
ST
STR
STREETS STREETS STS
SUMMIT SMT SMT
SUMIT
SUMITT
SUMMIT
TERRACE TER TER
TERR
TERRACE
THROUGHWAY THROUGHWAY TRWY
TRACE TRACE TRCE
TRACES
TRCE
TRACK TRACK TRAK
TRACKS
TRAK
TRK
TRKS
TRAFFICWAY TRAFFICWAY TRFY
TRAIL TRAIL TRL
TRAILS
TRL
TRLS
TRAILER TRAILER TRLR
TRLR
TRLRS
TUNNEL TUNEL TUNL
TUNL
TUNLS
TUNNEL
TUNNELS
TUNNL
TURNPIKE TRNPK TPKE
TURNPIKE
TURNPK
UNDERPASS UNDERPASS UPAS
UNION UN UN
UNION
UNIONS UNIONS UNS
VALLEY VALLEY VLY
VALLY
VLLY
VLY
VALLEYS VALLEYS VLYS
VLYS
VIADUCT VDCT VIA
VIA
VIADCT
VIADUCT
VIEW VIEW VW
VW
VIEWS VIEWS VWS
VWS
VILLAGE VILL VLG
VILLAG
VILLAGE
VILLG
VILLIAGE
VLG
VILLAGES VILLAGES VLGS
VLGS
VILLE VILLE VL
VL
VISTA VIS VIS
VIST
VISTA
VST
VSTA
WALK WALK WALK
WALKS WALKS WALK
WALL WALL WALL
WAY WY WAY
WAY
WAYS WAYS WAYS
WELL WELL WL
WELLS WELLS WLS
WLS
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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 Unit Approved Abbreviation
APARTMENT APT
BASEMENT BSMT *
BUILDING BLDG
DEPARTMENT DEPT
FLOOR FL
FRONT FRNT *
HANGAR HNGR
LOBBY LBBY *
LOT LOT
LOWER LOWR *
OFFICE OFC *
PENTHOUSE PH *
PIER PIER
REAR REAR *
ROOM RM
SIDE SIDE *
SLIP SLIP
SPACE SPC
STOP STOP
SUITE STE
TRAILER TRLR
UNIT UNIT
UPPER UPPR *

* Does not require any additional numbers to follow

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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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