Fort Bend Growth Means New Zip Codes

The cities of Baytown, Richmond, and Sugar Land activate new zip codes. The U.S. Postal Service says it ensures efficient mail delivery for nearly fifty-thousand residents and businesses. Pat Hernandez explains.
Dave Lewin, regional spokesperson with the United States Postal Serivce says the new codes are the result of the phenomenal growth in Harris and Fort Bend counties.

"Here in the Houston area, we're simply a growth machine. We average somewhere on the order of fifty or sixty-thousand new addresses each and every year. So, these new zip codes are going to help keep us aligned and to keep us as efficient as we've been in the past. We're used to large growth volumes year to year, and with these new zip codes, we're going to be able to continue to work efficiently."

For stationary and other office supplies bearing previous zip codes, Lewin says a twelve month transition period is now in place during which the old and new zip codes will be retained.

"Just this year for the Postal Service, we're going to institute over fifty-new zip codes across the country and that's occurring within 14-different states."

Customers with any questions should ask their local letter carrier or post office.

Pat Hernandez, KUHF, Houston Public Radio News.
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Pat Hernandez

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Pat Hernandez is a general assignments reporter who joined the KUHF news staff in February of 2008...