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USPS Format Instructions

Postal Addressing Standards, Publication 28

Line Required Subject
1 Optional Attention Line
2 Optional Individual Line
3 Optional Functional Title
4 Strongly Recommended Building Name
5 Yes Delivery Address Line and Room Number
6 Yes City, State, Zip

The optional lines (1-3) are there for your convenience.

Building name (4) is strongly recommended and should appear directly above the delivery address.

The last two lines (5-6) of the address are the most important and affect how the mail gets delivered.

Information that could be included in optional data lines:
Person Name, Job
Title Project Name College/MAU Name
Division/Unit/Department Name

Information that is strongly recommended:
Building Name


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