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{{mbox|text=This article has a current ongoing forum threads thread in regards to Point vs Area, as well as naming. Please follow local or regional guidance on these this until a consensus is made and this page is updated.<br />[ Area or Point Forum Thread][ Naming Forum Thread]}}
[[File:USPS.com_Find_Locations.png|thumb|right]]The Post Office category is used for places the USPS defines as Post Offices.
: [[Places/Post_Office|Post Office]]
: Only if the place is listed [!input.action by the USPS] as ''"Post Office", "Village Post Office"'', or ''"Contract Postal Unit"''. If it is not in the list, please consult regional or [[Places|USA Places]] guidance for the correct category.
: Waze Mobile App (WMA) ''full searches '' for ''"post office"'' will find Waze places only if they have the [[Places/Post_Office|Post Office]] category or have a Google link to a Post Office. Thus, it is important we limit the amount of places we add the [[Places/Post_Office|Post Office]] category to.However, ''quick searches'' work via name matching, regardless of category, so it is important the naming starts with Post Office (see below).
; Point or Area : Refer to regional guidance (USA Standard: Point, some regions use Area)
; Stop Point : [[Places#Setting_the_stop_point_for_a_Place|USA Stop Point guidance]]
; Naming : Consult '''USA {{ref|usa|[1]}}:'''::'''Full Service Post Office:''':::Primary Name: Post Office - ''[Station] {{ref|station1|[2]}}'':::Alternate Name: USPS:::Alternate Name: ''[ZIP] {{ref|zip1|[3]}}''::'''Contract Postal Unit (CPU) {{ref|cpu|[4]}}:''':::Primary Name: Post Office - CPU ''[Station] {{ref|station2|[2]}}'':::Alternate Name: USPS:::Alternate Name: ''[ZIP] {{ref|zip2|[3]}}''::'''Village Post Office (VPO) {{ref|vpo|[4]}}:''':::Primary Name: Post Office - VPO ''[Station] {{ref|station3|[2]}}'':::Alternate Name: USPS:::Alternate Name: ''[ZIP] {{ref|zip3|[3]}}''::'''NOTES'''::<hr>::'''1:'''{{note|usa}} ''New York City'' and ''Kentucky'' use a slightly altered guidance based on USA guidance (see below). Other areas may also use the ''NYC Naming Model'', which adds the ''[ZIP]'' to the ''Primary Name'' as it is important to have the zip code listed in the search results in their area(s). If regional leadership (A)RC's (or SM with approval from their (A)RC's) choose to use the ''NYC Naming Model'', they will be listed in this text.::'''2:'''{{note|station1}}{{note|station2}}{{note|station3}} Substitute ''[Station]'' with the official name of the station from USPS.::'''3:'''{{note|zip1}}{{note|zip2}}{{note|zip3}} Substitute ''[ZIP]'' with ZIP code the Post Office Serves. If serves multiple, include Alt Names for each.::'''4:'''{{note|cpu}}{{note|vpo}} USPS usually denotes the station as a ''VPO (Village Post Office)'' or ''CPU (Contract Postal Unit)'' in the ''Station'' name on their site, please make sure to include that in the name above, even if it isn't in the official ''station'' name, but is listed as one or the other. (Example: ''Post Office - CPU Fordham University''):'''New York City Model:''':: Currently only used by NYC and Kentucky. Expand the text below for details.{{Expand|:New_York/Post_offices|guidance for the "NYC Naming Model" mirrored here for your state or regional convenience from the [[New York#Places|NY wiki page (see left sidebar) ]].}}; Description: Include the first line as the City, State and ZIP Code:: Example: ''Tulsa, OK 74101''; External Source Link: Be sure to link the place to the Google place.
; Lock Level : Consult your state or regional wiki page (see left sidebar)