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Street Address vs. Mailing Address

  • December 21, 2014, 8:01am

"Street address" does not mean /mailing/ or /shipping/. It means the address where you are physically present to receive visitors.

Consider the U.S. Cusoms Landing Card -- it simply asks for "street address". And apparently this is exactly what they mean. They actually want the address where they can physically hunt you down. Same goes for FAA & FCC licensing. The FAA/FCC does not care where you receive mail or packages, they want to know where you sleep.

So in some circumstances, a "street address" is appropriate. (Although IMO, they still should not write "street address", but rather "physical address"). Anyway, in most cases where we encounter a "street address" form field, it's incompetence.

For some in rural gated communities, it's even more complex than the OPs situation. In these cases there can be a PO box along a rural route, and the /street address/ is inaccessible for UPS/fedex shipments (as they will be blocked by guards). So there are *3* addresses:

* USPS mailing address
* UPS/Fedex/etc. shipping address (the guard tower address)
* physical address