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L003 3-Digit ZIP Code Prefix Groups—3-Digit Scheme Sortation

L003 describes the 3-digit automation letters scheme sortation ZIP Code prefix list for trayed mail.

When required by the standards for specific rates, pieces for the 3-digit ZIP Code prefixes shown in Column A must be combined in trays labeled to the corresponding destination shown in Column B. Line 2 on tray labels must include “SCHEME” except as shown below.

Column A
3-Digit ZIP Code Prefix Group

Column B
Label To

006-009

SAN JUAN PR 006

010, 011, 013

SPRINGFIELD MA 010

014, 015, 017

CENTRAL MA 015

018, 019, 055

MIDDLESEX-ESX MA 018

020, 023

BROCKTON MA 023

021, 022

BOSTON MA 021

025, 026

CAPE COD MA 025

027, 028

PROVIDENCE RI 028

035, 036, 051-053, 059

WHITE RIV JCT VT 051 SCHEME B

037, 050

WHITE RIV JCT VT 050 SCHEME C

038, 039

PORTSMOUTH NH 038

054, 056

BURLINGTON VT 054

057, 058

WHITE RIV JCT VT 057 SCHEME A

080, 081

SOUTH JERSEY NJ 080 SCHEME A

082-084

SOUTH JERSEY NJ 082 SCHEME B

085-087

TRENTON NJ 085

110, 111, 113, 114

QUEENS NY 110

120-123

ALBANY NY 120

124, 125, 127

MID-HUDSON NY 125

130-132

SYRACUSE NY 130

133-135

UTICA NY 133

137-139

BINGHAMTON NY 137

140-143

BUFFALO NY 140

155, 157

JOHNSTOWN PA 155

169, 177

WILLIAMSPORT PA 169

180, 181, 183

LEHIGH VALLEY PA 180

191, 192

PHILADELPHIA PA 191

193, 194

SOUTHEASTERN PA 193

197-199

WILMINGTON DE 197

202-205

WASHINGTON DC 202

208, 209

SUBURBAN MD MD 208

210, 211

LINTHICUM MD 210

215, 267

CUMBERLAND MD 215

216, 218

EASTERN SHORE MD 216

224, 225, 238

RICHMOND VA 224 SCHEME B

228, 229, 244

RICHMOND VA 229 SCHEME C

230, 231

RICHMOND VA 230 SCHEME A

233-237

NORFOLK VA 233

240, 241

ROANOKE VA 240

250-252

CHARLESTON WV 250

278, 279

ROCKY MOUNT NC 278

280, 281, 297

CHARLOTTE NC 280

290, 291

COLUMBIA SC 290

293, 296

GREENVILLE SC 296

300, 301

NORTH METRO GA 300

303, 311, 399

ATLANTA GA 303

317, 398

ALBANY GA 317

318, 319

COLUMBUS GA 318

334, 349

WEST PALM BCH FL 334

335, 346

TAMPA FL 335

339, 341

FT MYERS FL 339

369, 393

JACKSON MS 393 SCHEME B

377-379

KNOXVILLE TN 377

390, 391

JACKSON MS 390 SCHEME A

400, 401, 471

LOUISVILLE KY 400

434-436, 458

TOLEDO OH 434

437, 438

ZANESVILLE OH 437

442, 443

AKRON OH 442

444, 445

YOUNGSTOWN OH 444

446, 447

CANTON OH 446

463, 464

GARY IN 463

465, 466

SOUTH BEND IN 465

484, 485

FLINT MI 484

486, 487

SAGINAW MI 486

490, 491

KALAMAZOO MI 490

498, 499

IRON MOUNTAIN MI 498

500-502

DES MOINES IA 500 SCHEME A

503, 509

DES MOINES IA 503 SCHEME B

522, 523

CEDAR RAPIDS IA 522

527, 528, 612

QUAD CITIES IL 612

535, 538

MADISON WI 535

540, 550

ST PAUL MN 550

541, 542

GREEN BAY WI 541

585, 586

BISMARCK ND 585

590, 591

BILLINGS MT 590

600, 602

PALATINE IL 600

601, 603

CAROL STREAM IL 601

610, 611

ROCKFORD IL 610

615, 616

PEORIA IL 615

618, 619

CHAMPAIGN IL 618

620, 622, 630, 633

ST LOUIS MO 630

654, 655

SPRINGFIELD MO 654

664, 665, 668

TOPEKA KS 664

670, 671

WICHITA KS 670

710, 711

SHREVEPORT LA 710 SCHEME A

713, 714

SHREVEPORT LA 713 SCHEME B

752, 753

DALLAS TX 752

786, 789

AUSTIN TX 786

808, 809

COLORADO SPGS CO 808

840-844

SALT LAKE CTY UT 840

889-891

LAS VEGAS NV 890

894, 895, 897

RENO NV 894

900, 901

LOS ANGELES CA 900 SCHEME A

902-904

LOS ANGELES CA 902 SCHEME B

905-908

LONG BEACH CA 907

913-916

SANTA CLARITA CA 913

917, 918

INDUSTRY CA 917

919, 920

SAN DIEGO CA 920

923-925

SN BERNARDINO CA 923

926, 927

SANTA ANA CA 926

940, 943, 944

SAN FRANCISCO CA 940 SCHEME A

945, 948

OAKLAND CA 945 SCHEME A

946, 947

OAKLAND CA 946 SCHEME B

956, 957

SACRAMENTO CA 956

962-966

SAN FRANCISCO CA 962 SCHEME B

967-969

HONOLULU HI 967