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Common address abbreviations are listed below. For a complete listing of United States Postal Service® (USPS) approved abbreviations, you can pick up a copy of Publication 65 at your local Post Office.

Address Abbreviations

Word

Abbreviation

Word

Abbreviation

Word

Abbreviation

Avenue

AVE

Parkway

PKWY

Apartment

APT

Boulevard

BLVD

Place

PL

Room

RM

Center

CTR

Plaza

PLZ

Suite

STE

Circle

CIR

Ridge

RDG

 

 

Court

CT

Road

RD

North

N

Drive

DR

Square

SQ

East

E

Expressway

EXPY

Street

ST

South

S

Heights

HTS

Station

STA

West

W

Highway

HWY

Terrace

TER

Northeast

NE

Island

IS

Trail

TRL

Northwest

NW

Junction

JCT

Turnpike

TPKE

Southeast

SE

Lake

LK

Valley

VLY

Southwest

SW

Lane

LN

Way

WAY

 

 

Mountain

MTN

 

 

 

 

State Abbreviations:

State Name

Abbreviation

State Name

Abbreviation

State Name

Abbreviation

Alabama

AL

Louisiana

LA

Oregon

OR

Alaska

AK

Maine

ME

Pennsylvania

PA

American Samoa

AS

Marshall Islands

MH

Puerto Rico

PR

Arizona

AZ

Maryland

MD

Rhode Island

RI

Arkansas

AR

Massachusetts

MA

South Carolina

SC

California

CA

Michigan

MI

South Dakota

SD

Colorado

CO

Minnesota

MN

Tennessee

TN

Connecticut

CT

Mississippi

MS

Texas

TX

Delaware

DE

Missouri

MO

Utah

UT

District of Columbia

DC

Montana

MT

Vermont

VT

Federated States of Micronesia

FM

Nebraska

NE

Virginia

VA

Florida

FL

Nevada

NV

Virgin Islands, U.S.

VI

Georgia

GA

New Hampshire

NH

Washington

WA

Guam

GU

New Jersey

NJ

West Virginia

WV

Hawaii

HI

New Mexico

NM

Wisconsin

WI

Idaho

ID

New York

NY

Wyoming

WY

Illinois

IL

North Carolina

NC

Armed Forces the Americas

AA

Indiana

IN

North Dakota

ND

Armed Forces Europe

AE

Iowa

IA

Northern Mariana Islands

MP

Armed Forces Pacific

AP

Kansas

KS

Ohio

OH

 

 

Kentucky

KY

Oklahoma

OK