Street Suffix Abbreviations

Definition

  • A street suffix is a word that follows the name of the street describing its type (e.g. Street, Avenue, Road)
  • Suffix abbreviations are shortened forms standardized by the United States Postal Service (USPS), these are the ones the City uses as well

Authority

Use

  • When writing or recording a short form of a full street name
    • 1500 Market Street to 1500 Market St

Accepted values

  • Standard street suffix abbreviations available online under Publication 28, Appendx C1
  • Best not to encode with a period at the end
    • e.g. ST or St not St.

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