abbreviation of 'apartment'

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Setwale_Charm, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. My question is a bit silly but how should the word "appartment" be officially abbreviated when writing addresses?

    Thank you.
  2. bibliolept

    bibliolept Senior Member

    Northern California
    AE, Español
    I've always seen apartment abbreviated as apt.

    14 Main St., Apt. 4
  3. sdgraham

    sdgraham Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    As an additional note, the United States Postal Service has established standardized addresses as a means to make automated sorting of mail more reliable. Click here for a description.

    As part of the USPS efforts, they drop the periods (full stops) after abbreviations and make them all upper-case.

    Thus, apartment becomes "APT" under the USPS system.

    It doesn't look very elegant to me, however, and "Apt." still gets mail to where it's supposed to go.
  4. Thanks a lot, both of you.
    Sdgraham, the link is invaluable.

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