The process of changing addresses to adhere to USPS standards. The USPS defines a standardized address as "one that is fully spelled out, abbreviated by using the Postal Service standard abbreviations . . . or as shown in the current Postal Service ZIP+4 file." (Publication 28 Section 211, USPS)
The process of confirming that an address is recognized as real and deliverable by the USPS.
Any address that cannot be reliably matched to a USPS deliverable address due to missing information, incorrect information, vacancy, or inactivity.
A USPS code assigned to a group of addresses to aid in efficient mail delivery. Postal carrier route codes are 9 digits: 5 numbers for the ZIP Code, 1 letter for the carrier route type, and 3 numbers for the carrier route code; 92019C005 is an example of a carrier route.
Delivery Point Validation™ (DPV®) is the process of verifying that an address is actually deliverable, meaning that mail can be sent to that address.
eLot Sequence Number
The eLot (Enhanced Line of Travel) number is a 4-digit sequence number the USPS uses to sort mail.
The process of finding geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude) for an address.
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"Locatable Address Conversion System." Matches outdated or rural addresses to their equivalent current officially accepted addresses.
"National Change of Address." The less-than-reliable, USPS-compiled database connecting residents to addresses.
"Residential Delivery Indicator." Indicates whether an address is a residential or commercial location.
Matches and appends known suite numbers to addresses of businesses.