The Correct Way to Use Suites in Addresses

by Cynthia Measom

A suite number in an address indicating that the business is in a building with other businesses located at the same address. The suite number helps direct the mail to the specific recipient for which it is intended. When addressing an envelope, the suite number goes on a specific line, but there is an exception, according to the United States Postal Service.

Write the street address with a comma after it, followed by the suite number on the same line. For example, "1234 Any St., Suite 321."

Write the suite number on the line above the street address if you can't fit it on the same line, according to the United States Postal Service.

Confirm that you have the correct street address and suite number before putting the letter or package in the mail.


  • If you don't address a letter or package correctly, there's still a chance it will arrive at the right destination, but it will likely cost the USPS time and money to ensure the correct delivery.


  • Never right the suite number below the street address, according to the United States Postal Service.

About the Author

Based in Texas, Cynthia Measom has been writing various parenting, business and finance and education articles since 2011. Her articles have appeared on websites such as The Bump and Motley Fool. Measom received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

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