U.S. Postal Service Addressing Requirements

  • Each piece should have a clear space for the address, postage postmarks, and postal endorsements.
  • The address should appear on one side of the mail piece only.
  • The address should be centered on the envelope and all lines of the address should have a uniform left margin.
  • The address should be parallel to the bottom edge of the envelope.
  • Use capital letters when possible.
  • The return address must be in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Do not print anything below the city/state/zip code line. Put the “attention” line above the firm name.
  • The address must be visible in windowed envelopes even if the contents shift.
  • Be sure to use zip codes. (Fredonia's zip +4 is 14063-1127.)
  • International Mail – the country name must be typed in CAPITAL LETTERS on the last line.
  • International Mail - First class letters and flats (documents) under 1 pound do not require any additional paperwork to be filled out. Packages that are up to 4 pounds require customs declaration paperwork 2976. Packages over 4 pounds require customs declaration paperwork 2976-A. Customs forms are available from Mail Services.

Domestic

 NAME or DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT ACCT #
280 CENTRAL AVE.
FREDONIA, NY 14063

  MR. CHARLES SMITH
BLUE JAY COMPANY
1629 HOLLOW TREE LANE
ANYWHERE, ND  78934


International

NAME or DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT ACCT #
280 CENTRAL AVE.
FREDONIA, NY 14063
  MR. CHARLES SMITH
BLUE JAY COMPANY
1629 HOLLOW TREE LANE
OTTAWA ON KIA OBI
CANADA




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