USPS Homepage Skip Navigation USPS Home | Postal Explorer Home
  Go to HTML Version >
     
  CALCULATORS/TOOLS:
  Postage Prices:
    Domestic
      Retail
      Business
    International
      Retail
      Business
  APO/FPO/DPO
  Restrictions
  Conversion Calculator
  Country Max Limits and
  Price Groups
  Customs Forms Indicator
  Service Standards
  Zone Charts
     
  July 2014 Price Change Information
     
    Draft July 2014
Postage Statements
Updated 04/17/2014
     
    Postage Stmnt Updates
Updated 04/17/2014
     
  Address Quality
  Business Customer
  Gateway
  Business Mail 101
  CASS
  Federal Register Notices
  Locate a Post Office
  Mailpiece Design
  Merlin
  PAVE
  PCSC
  Postage Statements
  Postal Bulletins
  Postal Links
  RIBBS
  Standard Mail Eligibility
  Decision Tree & CSRs
  ZIP Code Lookup
     
  About Postal Explorer
  Contact Us
  Download Acrobat Reader

 

 

October 12
October 12, 2007

 

Update: New Address Standards for Presorted, Carrier Route, and Automation Rate Letters and Flats

 

On Wednesday we published two Federal Register notices proposing new address standards for letters and flats mailed at presorted, carrier route, and automation rates. For flats [HTML | [PDF], our proposal includes new barcode, address placement, and address formatting requirements. For letters [HTML | [PDF], we propose new address type size and spacing requirements. We encourage mailers to review and comment before December 10, 2007.

 

We plan to publish final rules in January and give mailers at least 12 months to update their mailing systems and make related changes to mailpiece design.