Why doesn't my address fit?

Please note that your address must fit in the allotted space due to the size and space limitations of the magazine’s mailing label. Longer addresses can be accommodated by abbreviating. Below you will find a list of common postal abbreviations.

If you are attempting to enter the address of a correctional facility that requires additional character fields, we advise that you contact the facility regarding possible modifications that can be made to accommodate the standardized size of the magazine label.

Below, please find a list of common abbreviations for aspects of your address that are officially recognized by the USPS.

Suffix Abbreviation Suffix Abbreviation Suffix Abbreviation Suffix Abbreviation
ALLEY ALY EXPRESSWAY EXPY LANE LN RIDGE RDG
ANNEX ANX EXTENSION EXT LIGHT LGT RIDGES RDGS
ARCADE ARC EXTENSIONS EXTS LIGHTS LGTS RIVER RIV
AVENUE AVE FALL FALL LOAF LF ROAD RD
BAYOO BYU FALLS FLS LOCK LCK ROADS RDS
BEACH BCH FERRY FRY LOCKS LCKS ROUTE RTE
BEND BND FIELD FLD LODGE LDG ROW ROW
BLUFF BLF FIELDS FLDS LOOP LOOP RUE RUE
BLUFFS BLFS FLAT FLT MALL MALL RUN RUN
BOTTOM BTM FLATS FLTS MANOR MNR SHOAL SHL
BOULEVARD BLVD FORD FRD MANORS MNRS SHOALS SHLS
BRANCH BR FORDS FRDS MEADOW MDW SHORE SHR
BRIDGE BRG FOREST FRST MEADOWS MDWS SHORES SHRS
BROOK BRK FORGE FRG MEWS MEWS SKYWAY SKWY
BROOKS BRKS FORGES FRGS MILL ML SPRING SPG
BURG BG FORK FRK MILLS MLS SPRINGS SPGS
BURGS BGS FORKS FRKS MISSION MSN SPUR SPUR
BYPASS BYP FORT FT MOTORWAY MTWY SPURS SPUR
CAMP CP FREEWAY FWY MOUNT MT SQUARE SQ
CANYON CYN GARDEN GDN MOUNTAIN MTN SQUARES SQS
CAPE CPE GARDENS GDNS MOUNTAINS MTNS STATION STA
CAUSEWAY CSWY GATEWAY GTWY NECK NCK STRAVENUE STRA
CENTER CTR GLEN GLN ORCHARD ORCH STREAM STRM
CENTERS CTRS GLENS GLNS OVAL OVAL STREET ST
CIRCLE CIR GREEN GRN OVERPASS OPAS STREETS STS
CIRCLES CIRS GREENS GRNS PARK PARK SUMMIT SMT
CLIFF CLF GROVE GRV PARKS PARK TERRACE TER
CLIFFS CLFS GROVES GRVS PARKWAY PKWY THROUGHWAY TRWY
CLUB CLB HARBOR HBR PARKWAYS PKWY TRACE TRCE
COMMON CMN HARBORS HBRS PASS PASS TRACK TRAK
CORNER COR HAVEN HVN PASSAGE PSGE TRAFFICWAY TRFY
CORNERS CORS HEIGHTS HTS PATH PATH TRAIL TRL
COURSE CRSE HIGHWAY HWY PIKE PIKE TUNNEL TUNL
COURT CT HILL HL PINE PNE TURNPIKE TPKE
COURTS CTS HILLS HLS PINES PNES UNDERPASS UPAS
COVE CV HOLLOW HOLW PLACE PL UNION UN
COVES CVS INLET INLT PLAIN PLN UNIONS UNS
CREEK CRK ISLAND IS PLAINS PLNS VALLEY VLY
CRESCENT CRES ISLANDS ISS PLAZA PLZ VALLEYS VLYS
CREST CRST ISLE ISLE POINT PT VIADUCT VIA
CROSSING XING JUNCTION JCT POINTS PTS VIEW VW
CROSSROAD XRD JUNCTIONS JCTS PORT PRT VIEWS VWS
CURVE CURV KEY KY PORTS PRTS VILLAGE VLG
DALE DL KEYS KYS PRAIRIE PR VILLAGES VLGS
DAM DM KNOLL KNL RADIAL RADL VILLE VL
DIVIDE DV KNOLLS KNLS RAMP RAMP VISTA VIS
DRIVE DR LAKE LK RANCH RNCH WAY WAY
DRIVES DRS LAKES LKS RAPID RPD WAYS WAYS
ESTATE EST LAND LAND RAPIDS RPDS WELL WL
ESTATES ESTS LANDING LNDG REST RST WELLS WLS