4.1.4. Address attribution

For the general rules of assigning house numbers, see Section Number. Number

Enter the house number as the “Official” name.

Follow these rules when entering numbers:
Abbreviations that you should use in the address:
  • “”Does not apply

  • “”Does not apply

  • building → “bdg.”
  • Building → “Bldg”

  • Structure → “Stru”

  • Does not apply“”

  • position — “pos”, section — “sect”, are used for addresses in buildings under construction.

    Remove the construction site address from the map after the building gets its official address. The old address can be kept on the map if it's still in use in the area after the building gets its official address.

  • “”Does not apply

  • character → “char”, is used in rarest cases when it's impossible to identify the addresses otherwise. Example (taken from St. Petersburg):

    • Does not apply

    • “”Does not apply

    • Does not apply “”

    • Does not apply “”“” “”

    Other cases (not listed above) allow using addresses with the “char” parameter in “Also known as, historical” names, while the official address just lists numbers with no “char” or “ character” labels attached)

  • apartment→ “ap.”, is used for addresses in private houses made up of two or more structures with separate entrances and often separate near-building areas. These cases allow for specifying the apartment number provided it's the official address backed up by the cadaster registry. For example, Sovetskaya street, 39ap1.

  • plot → “pl”, no spaces: pl25.

    Used only for cemetery plot addresses, and only if omitting “pl” duplicates addresses:

    If a house located in a locality, a cottage settlement, or a farming co-op lacks an address but its plot has a unique number that acts as a stand-in, you don't need to write pl before the plot number

  • block → “blk” (separated by spaces), is only used for blocks in cemetery addresses
All abbreviated terms in addresses (Bldg, Apt, etc.) should be uppercase.
  • the abbreviations listed above should be lower-case, see section (excluding characters).

  • use uppercase is used when writing characters, such as: 27litA, where A is a character.

If corner buildings have an address written with a forward slash or have two different addresses (one for each street), then create address points for each of the corresponding streets. Enter Official and Also known as names for each address.

If a fraction is used in the form of the address used locally (including on signage), then the official name should include the forward slash (and the name without the sign should be entered under "also known as").

If a number with no slash is used locally, then enter the official name without one (and use the slash for the "also known as" option).

Also see point


If the "also known as" name is exactly the same as the other address on the same street, don't enter it.

Examples of addresses:
  • 12 Planernaya St., Bldg. 7
  • 12А Svyazistov St., Bldg. 7
  • 12А Karbysheva St., Block A
  • 87А Varshavskoe Hwy
  • Does not apply
  • Does not apply
  • Does not apply
  • Does not apply
  • Does not apply
  • Does not apply