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[[File:USPS.com_Find_Locations.png|thumb|right]]The Post Office post office category is used for places the USPS defines as Post Officespost offices.
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: [[Places/Post_Office|Post Officeoffice]]: Only Use the '''post office''' category on a place only if the place is listed [!input.action <u>by the USPS</u>] {{ref|USPS|[5]}} 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]] '''post office''' category or have a Google link to a Post Officepost office. Thus, it is important we limit the amount of places we add the [[Places/Post_Office|Post Office]] '''post office''' category to. However, ''quick searches'' work via name matching, regardless of category, so it is important that the naming starts with Post Office name contains "post office" (see below).
; Point or Area : Refer to regional guidance (USA Standard: Point, some regions use Area)
; Stop Point point : [[Places#Setting_the_stop_point_for_a_Place|USA Stop Point stop point guidance]]; Naming by USPS designation
: '''USA {{ref|usa|[1]}}:'''
::'''Full Service Post Office:''':::Primary Namename: Post Office - ''[Station] {{ref|station1|[2]}}'':::Alternate Namename: USPS:::Alternate Namename: ''[ZIP] {{ref|zip1|[3]}}''
::'''Contract Postal Unit (CPU) {{ref|cpu|[4]}}:'''
:::Primary Namename: Post Office - CPU ''[Station] {{ref|station2|[2]}}'':::Alternate Namename: USPS:::Alternate Namename: ''[ZIP] {{ref|zip2|[3]}}''
::'''Village Post Office (VPO) {{ref|vpo|[4]}}:'''
:::Primary Namename: Post Office - VPO ''[Station] {{ref|station3|[2]}}'':::Alternate Namename: USPS:::Alternate Namename: ''[ZIP] {{ref|zip3|[3]}}''::'''NOTESNotes'''
::'''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 Modelnaming model'', which adds the ''[ZIP]'' to the ''Primary Nameprimary 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 Modelnaming 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 served by the Post Office Servespost office. If it serves multiple, include Alt Names alternate 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 ''Stationstation'' 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'')::'''5:'''{{note|USPS}} USPS site where station names can be found:'''New York City Modelmodel:'''
:: 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 convenience from the [[New York#Places|NY wiki page]].}}
; Description
: Include the first line as the Citycity, State state and ZIP Codecode
:: Example: ''Tulsa, OK 74101''
; URL:; Phone number: Direct phone number for location, if available.; External Source Linksource link: Be sure to link the place to the any corresponding Google place(s).; Lock Level : Consult your state or regional wiki page (see left sidebar)