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Are hyphens allowed as part of a name or address?

asked 17 Oct '16, 14:44

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Yes, hyphens can be used in names or addresses. Just make sure to apply a space both before and after the hyphen so the name is easier to read and complies with database needs. For example, if an official source uses a hyphen in their name 'Horizons K-8 School,' make sure to enter the spaces before and after the hyphen: e.g. 'Horizons K - 8 School,' not 'Horizons K-8 School.'

Often you will find hyphens in names, for example Bryant-Webster Dual Language ECE-8 School. The name should be entered as: Bryant - Webster Dual Language ECE - 8 School (http://bryantwebster.dpsk12.org/ece-8-school/)


answered 17 Oct '16, 15:45

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edited 09 Aug '17, 09:02

Does the addition of spaces apply to the "City" field as well? Alternatively, should hyphens be removed from the "City" field to comply with USPS addressing standards?

(26 Feb '19, 10:02) NateOMatic
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