University Mail Services University of Virginia
Mailing Address
University Mail Services
P.O. Box 400101
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4101
Physical Address
1101 Millmont Street
Suite 101
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Standard Address Abbreviations

A. Two-Letter State and Possession Abbreviations

Alabama AL Kansas KS Ohio OH
Alaska AK Kentucky KY Oklahoma OK
Arizona AZ Louisiana LA Oregon OR
Arkansas AR Maine ME Palau PW
Amer. Samoa AS Marshall Isl. MH Pennsylvania PA
California CA Maryland MD Puerto Rico PR
Colorado CO Massachusetts MA Rhode Island RI
Connecticut CT Michigan MI South Carolina SC
Delaware DE Minnesota MN South Dakota SD
District of Mississippi MS Tennessee TN
Columbia DC Missouri MO Texas TX
Federal States Montana MT Utah UT
of Micronesia FM Nebraska NE Vermont VT
Florida FL Nevada NV Virginia VA
Georgia GA New Hampshire NH Virgin Islands VI
Guam GU New Jersey NJ Washington WA
Hawaii HI New York NY West Virginia WV
Idaho ID North Carolina NC Wisconsin WI
Illinois IL North Dakota ND Wyoming WY
Indiana IN North Mariana Is. MP  
Iowa IA    

B. Abbreviations for Street Designators (Street Suffixes)

Alley ALY Estates EST Lakes LKS Ridge RDG
Annex ANX Expressway EXPY Landing LNDG River RIV
Arcade ARC Extension EXT Lane LN Road RD
Avenue AVE Fall FALL Light LGT Row ROW
Bayou YU Falls FLS Loaf LF Run RUN
Beach BCH Ferry FRY Locks LCKS Shoal SHL
Bend BND Field FLD Lodge LDG Shoals SHLS
Bluff BLF Fields FLDS Loop LOOP Shore SHR
Bottom BTM Flats FLT Mall MALL Shores SHRS
Boulevard BLVD Ford FOR Manor MNR Spring SPG
Branch BR Forest FRST Meadows MDWS Springs SPGS
Bridge BRG Forge FGR Mill ML Spur SPUR
Brook BRK Fork FORK Mills MLS Square SQ
Burg BG Forks FRKS Mission MSN Station STA
Bypass BYP Fort FT Mount MT Stravenues STRA
Camp CP Freeway FWY Mountain MTN Stream STRM
Canyon CYN Gardens GDNS Neck NCK Street ST
Cape CPE Gateway GTWY Orchard ORCH Summit SMT
Causeway CSWY Glen GLN Oval OVAL Terrace TER
Center CTR Green GN Park PARK Trace TRCE
Circle CIR Grove GRV Parkway PKY Track TRAK
Cliffs CLFS Harbor HBR Pass PASS Trail TRL
Club CLB Haven HVN Path PATH Trailer TRLR
Corner COR Heights HTS Pike PIKE Tunnel TUNL
Corners CORS Highway HWY Pines PNES Turnpike TPKE
Course CRSE Hill HL Place PL Union UN
Court CT Hills HLS Plain PLN Valley VLY
Courts CTS Hollow HOLW Plains PLNS Viaduct VIA
Cove CV Inlet INLT Plaza PLZ View VW
Creek CRK Island IS Point PT Village VLG
Crescent CRES Islands ISS Port PRT Ville VL
Crossing XING Isle ISLE Prairie PR Vista VIS
Dale DL Junction JCT Radial RADL Walk WALK
Dam DM Key CY Ranch RNCH Way WAY
Divide DV Knolls KNLS Rapids RPDS Wells WLS
Drive DR Lake LK Rest RST  

C. Directional Abbreviations

North N East E
South S West W
Northeast NE Southeast SE
Northwest NW Southwest SW

D. Secondary Address Unit Indicators

Apartment APT Suite STE
Building BLDG Room RM
Floor FL Department DEPT


Important Notice

For certain computerized addressing needs, the National Five-Digit ZIP Code & Post Office Directory contains two additional tables of official USPS abbreviations:

(1) an Extended Suffix Table, containing suffix forms which appear in some address files, and the corresponding USPS suffixes as coded in the ZIP + 4 National Directory File, and

(2) abbreviations for postal names which cannot be reduced to 15 positions through use of standard abbreviations.