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Indian Wells, Arizona, United States Post Office, February 2019.jpg
Used to specify the type of post office or to mark postal services in other shops, offices or amenities. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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Status: approvedPage for proposal


The key post_office is used for:

  1. As a sub-key of amenity=post_office specifying the type and services of a post office.
  2. In addition to a POI with amenity=*, office=* or shop=* to indicate that this POI provides postal services on behalf of a postal service provider. For more information about the second use, see post_office=post_partner.


Key Value Comment example
post_office bureau Full post office, which is operated by the postal service provider.
post_office post_annex (Full) Post office, which is operated by private/ for the postal service provider. Some postal services can be restricted (e.g. financial transactions).
post_office post_partner A relay point in shops or amenities for a limited amount of postal services like letters, parcels, packets provided as a complementary business.

This is common when used with other amenity=*, office=* or shop=* instead of amenity=post_office.


post_office:service_provider short of the postal service providers Name(s) of the postal service providers;

For a list of postal service providers used around the world, see under Key:post_office/postal_service_provider

ref:<service_provider> ID Reference ID by a postal service provider

Service providers must be named like in Key:post office/postal service provider, but all characters in lower case and spaces must be replaced with underscores '_' (because it's the key not the value). Example: for "Deutsche Post" -> "ref:deutsche_post".

Subkeys which are used only with a post_office=post_partner object

post_office:brand name(s) of the brands. Brand(s) under which the postal services are/post office is offered; see Key:post office/postal service provider for a list.

On an object with amenity=post_office, please use the key brand=*!

post_office:brand:wikidata wikidata ID The ID allows to clearly identify the postal service brand in a machine-readable manner, which opens up many options, such as displaying the logo or the correct translation on a map. See brand:wikidata=* for details in general and Key:post office/postal service provider for a list.

On an object with amenity=post_office, please use the key brand:wikidata=*.

post_office:collection_times time, analogical as collection_times=* Deadline for processing and shipping on the day of posting

On an object with amenity=post_office, please use the key collection_times=*.

post_office:opening_hours opening hours, analogical as opening_hours=* Optional information; useful, if the opening times of the postal services differ from the general opening times (e.g. gas stations with night counters)

On an object with amenity=post_office, please use the key opening_hours=*.


If a service (see below) is offered for/by multiple service providers, you can list them. Service providers must be named like in Key:post office/postal service provider
post_office:letter_from yes


list of service providers
Beispiel: DHL;Deutsche Post

dispatch (handing in for sending) of letters
post_office:parcel_from dispatch (handing in for sending) of parcels
post_office:parcel_pickup=* parcel pickup of missed shipments
post_office:parcel_to alternative delivery address ('send the parcel to the shop')
post_office:stamps sale of stamps
post_office:oversized_item dispatch and/or pickup of bulky goods, e.g. bicycles, sports equipment or car tires
post_office:packaging sale of cardboard boxes, cushioning material, letter paper and envelopes.

If there is a wider range of stationery items, please think about tag the store as shop=stationery.

post_office:post_bank services of a "post office savings bank"
post_office:id_check Identity check for mobile phone contracts, account opening, De-Mail, etc.

Postal service providers

For an overview about all postal service providers feel free to fill the list under Key:post_office/postal service provider.

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