Address Verification - USPS Lesson



Steps:

  1. Open Internet Browser and click in the URL field.

    Step 1
  2. Enter the desired information into the field.

     

    Enter "http://www.usps.com".

    Step 2
  3. Press [Enter].

    Step 3
  4. Click the Find a Zip Code button.

    Step 4
  5. Search By Address >>

     

    Data entered in the fields will be validated and a valid Zip Code + 4 Digits will be supplied for valid submissions.  Information is abbreviated as appropriate, thus providing a mailing address that complies with United States Postal Service, USPS, standards.

    Step 5
  6. Address 1

     

    Required field.

     

    Enter Street Address to derive a valid Zip Code for the physical location.

     

    Enter PO Box Number to derive a valid Zip Code for the PO Box.

     

    Note:   If the address you request includes both the Physical  Address and a PO Box, the Physical Address must be above the PO Box.  The Zip Code must be for the PO Box.

    Step 6
  7. Click in the * Address 1 field.

    Step 7
  8. Enter the desired information into the * Address 1 field. Enter "CENTENNIAL MALL SOUTH".

    Step 8
  9. City

     

    Required field.

     

    Enter the City.  Do not abbreviate the City.  For example:

     

         o Enter St Paul as Saint Paul

    Step 9
  10. Enter the desired information into the * City field.

     

    Enter "LINCOLN".

    Step 10
  11. State

     

    Enter the state abbreviation.

     

    If unknown, click on the "Find state abbreviation" link.

    Step 11
  12. Click in the * State field.

    Step 12
  13. Enter the desired information into the * State field.

     

    Enter "NE".

    Step 13
  14. Click the Submit button.

    Step 14
  15. Find a ZIP + 4® Code By Address Results

     

    Original submission appears under "You Gave Us"

     

    USPS standardized format appears  under "Full Address in Standard Format"

    Step 15
  16. Standard Format

     

    Your delivery address and ZIP Code™ are checked for proper Postal Service format and standardized if necessary.

     

    For example:

     

    Entered:

    ABC Movers

    1500 East Main Avenue, Suite 201

    Springfield, VA 22162

     

    Standardized:

    ABC MOVERS

    1500 E MAIN AVE STE 201

    SPRINGFIELD VA 22162-1010

    Step 16
  17. To search for another Address, click the Lookup Another ZIP Code™ link.

    Step 17
  18. Click in the * Address 1 field.

    Step 18
  19. Enter the desired information into the * Address 1 field.

     

    Enter "P.O. BOX 94644".

    Step 19
  20. Enter the desired information into the * City field. Enter "LINCOLN".

    Step 20
  21. Click in the * State field.

    Step 21
  22. Enter the desired information into the * State field.

     

    Enter "NE".

    Step 22
  23. Click the Submit button.

    Step 23
  24. Do not use periods "."  in Mailing Address.

     

    PO Box should be entered as "PO Box" rather than "P. O. Box"

     

    Note: The ZIP + 4® Code for a PO Box is different than the Physical Address.

    Step 24
  25. To look up another address, click the Lookup Another ZIP Code™ link.

    Step 25
  26. To exit the ZIP + 4® Code By Address, click the USPS Home link.

    Step 26
  27. To look for other items on the USPS website, click in the Search USPS.com field.

    Step 27
  28. To find information about USPS standards, enter the desired information into the Search USPS.com field.  To find valid Abbreviations for use in Mailing Address, enter "ABBREVIATIONS".

    Step 28
  29. Click the Go search usps.com button.

    Step 29
  30. Click the Acronyms & Abbreviations link.

    Step 30
  31. Enter the USPS standardized address when requesting an Address Book Request/Change in the State's ERP system.

    Step 31

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