TN 27 (01-11)

GN 02605.910 Postal Abbreviations

A. When to use city abbreviations

Use the ZIP Code Directory for acceptable United States Postal Service (USPS) abbreviations of city and States.

B. List of State or territory abbreviations

The following is a list of States, possessions, and trusteeships abbreviations.

State/Possession

Abbreviation

ALABAMA

AL

ALASKA

AK

AMERICAN SAMOA

AS

ARIZONA

AZ

ARKANSAS

AR

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

VIRGIN ISLANDS

VI

VIRGINIA

VA

WASHINGTON

WA

WEST VIRGINIA

WV

WISCONSIN

WI

WYOMING

WY

C. List of military abbreviations

The following is a list of military abbreviations.

Military “State”

Abbreviation

Armed Forces Africa

AE

Armed Forces Americas

(except Canada)

AA

Armed Forces Canada

AE

Armed Forces Europe

AE

Armed Forces Middle East

AE

Armed Forces Pacific

AP

D. List of street abbreviations

The following is a list of streets and their abbreviations.

Primary Street Suffix

Commonly Used
Street Suffix or Abbreviation

USPS Suffix Abbrev.

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

 

E. References

Publication 28 - Postal Addressing Standards, April 2010, USPS