Where does the attention line go on an envelope?


Quick Answer

The attention line on an envelope indicates the intended recipient of a letter. The United States Postal Service shows that the attention line should always go at the top of the address instructions. It might say "John H. Doe," for instance.

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When sending mail to a residence, the attention line is followed by the street address. Then the line with the city, state and zip code comes last. For a business letter, the attention line is followed by a line with the company name, and then the same address information on the next two lines. The actual word "attention" doesn't need to be included.

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