Use a comma before the following items when writing an address on one line or in a sentence: the apartment or suite number, the city, and the state. A comma is not required before the zip code. 3425 Stone Street, Apt. 2A, Jacksonville, FL 39404 is her address. It may look like Jonesia 32nd Street, Anywhere, USA 12345, but that's not how addresses are written. Commas are used to separate the elements of an address.
If you're include a person's name with the address, use a comma after the name. When the address is written on three lines, such as on an envelope or at the top of a letter, no commas are required between the lines. Before the apartment or suite number and before the state, a comma is still required.
Example: John Doe 123 Any Street NE, Apartment 110-A Washington, DC 20010.
John Doe may be included in the return address for the sake of clarity or because he has authorized this to be done. In any case, when writing the address, use a comma after the name.
In the case of a single line address, only your name and the city should appear on it. If you have an office or other location where you conduct business, include that information on a separate line below your name. This will help people find your office if they need to contact you by phone or email.
Example: John Doe 123 Any Street NE, Apt 110-A Washington, DC 20010 (Office Location: The Building Next Door)
Now let's say that you want to write an address on four lines instead of just three. For example, you can split up the address into western, northern, southern, and eastern parts and write them on four separate lines if you wish.
On one line, write the address and the apartment number. Then, on the second line, write your whole street number, apartment address, and apartment number. You can enter your city, state, and ZIP code on the third line. When addressing a letter to an apartment, remember to include a comma after the street address. Also remember that when writing letters to individuals within an apartment building, you should not use periods at the end of sentences.
Your name appears on the first line. Also, if the letter is for a specific person, insert the proper form of "you" (i.e., Mr., Mrs., Miss, or Ms.) before your complete address.
Example: John Doe 123 Main Street Apt. 2A New York, NY 10001
Here's how to write a California address: First, list your name and address on a single line. Next, divide the remaining space between the two addresses by using commas to separate each part of the address. The final sentence should read "Please send all future mail to..." Insert the correct term for "sender authorized agent" in place of "future mail." Here are some examples: Mary Smith 120 Amador Avenue Rm. 102 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Please send all future mail to the above address. Jody Jones 1234 Main Street Apt. 204 San Francisco, CA 94133 All letters going to Jody Jones should be addressed to her full name as listed above.
How do you write a Pennsylvania address? Simply list your name and address on one line.
Finally, on the fourth line, enter your phone number.
Examples: John Doe 123 Main Street Apt. 102 Houston, TX 77356-5678
Five Ways to Write a Postal Address: On one line, write the city or town, state or province, postal code, and country. Separate each section with a comma. Example: City, State, Zip Code, Country.
Six Ways to Write a Private Mailbox Address: On one line, write the unit number or address element code (such as CA for California), the building number, the floor, the zone, and the country. Example: 10th Floor, CA, A, B41 Canada.
Seven Ways to Write a Business Mailing Address: This address format includes a business name, a mailing address, and an email address. The name and address are separated by a comma. The word "Inc." is used after a company name when referring to its owner. Examples: Incorporated Name, Company Address, City, State Zip Code.
Tips for Writing a US Address
Add the street number and address to the second line, followed by a comma and the floor or apartment number. What is the address's floor unit number?
On the same line as the street name, write the apartment or suite number. Use the shorthand "#," "unit," or "apt" to indicate the apartment number on the same line as the street address. (There should be a gap between # and the apartment number.) If the building has more than one floor, use "th" after the apartment number; if not, omit it.
Example: 123 Oak Street Apt 3A is the correct mailing address for someone living in Apartment 3A of a three-story apartment building with a mail slot on the sidewalk next to Room 123.
Here are some other examples:
123 Maple Street Apt 2B = Apartment 2B, second story, street address followed by apartment number
1 Main Street Apt 20 = Apt. 20, third floor, city address followed by state address
21 University Avenue Apt 2A = Apt. 2A, second floor, university address followed by city address
The post office accepts letters up to 1 ounce in weight and $5.00 in value. Also known as first class letters.
First class letters can be sent via USPS Express Mail or Priority Mail services. You will need to know your carrier's code for these services to ensure that your letter reaches its destination in a timely manner.