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What happens if I forgot to put my apartment number on an envelope?

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If the apartment complex has a resident manager or a rental office on site, an envelope without an apartment number in the address may be delivered there instead. Otherwise, an envelope without this information may be returned to the sender.

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If a letter is addressed to an apartment complex without a number, the Postal Service attempts to deliver it to a manager, owner or rental office on site. If a tenant is known, the manager may simply put the letter in the tenant's mailbox or look up the apartment number on a tenant list. The worst case scenario would be that the letter is refused and sent back to the return address as "undeliverable as addressed."

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