Addressing


Addressing Guidelines | Business Reply Format | First-Class, Priority, & Express Mail | Standard (A)-Third Class or Bulk | Standard (B)-Fourth Class or Library Books


Addressing Guidelines

The following is an example of how to correctly address a mail piece:

  • Type of machine-print in dark ink on a light background with a uniform left margin
  • Use uppercase characters through the address
  • Left-justify every line in the address block
  • Use two-letter state abbreviations
  • Use one space between city and state, two spaces between state and ZIP+4 code
  • Use appropriate ZIP+4 code (if unknown, use 5-digit ZIP code)

Sample Envelope