Post Codes and Addresses

Find out how to use the Brazilian postal system...

Correios is the government-run postal service in Brazil, overseen by the Brazilian Ministry of Communications (Ministério das Comunicações).

There are over 3,800 post office (Correios) agencies throughout Brazil, employing almost 100,000 workers and distributing 34 million objects per day.

Post Offices are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00-17:00 in general, although Post Offices located in shopping malls have their own opening hours, from 10:00-22:00. There are no set opening hours at the weekend and, as Post Office owners are franchisees, they can choose when to open and close. Some Post Offices may be open until 13:00 on Saturdays.

Postal or Zip Codes in Brazil

Brazilian postal/zip codes (Códigos de Endereçamento Postal - CEP) are written as a sequence of eight digits, for example 10025-345. The eight digit system replaced the old five digit system in 1992, and all CEPs are stored in the National Directory of Addresses (Diretório Nacional de Endereços - DNE).

The first digit represents one of the ten postal regions in Brazil; this is followed by another digit: the sub-region. The following three numbers represent the sector, sub-sector and sub-sector division.

After the hyphen the last three numbers (known as suffixes) relate to avenues, roads, parks and squares within a municipality. The range of these three numbers is from 000 to 999.

Each of the ten postal regions is divided into ten sub-regions, and each sub-region is again divided ten times. This division of ten is repeated until there are ten divisions of the sub-sector. For example: São Paulo State is region 1, Campinas is sub-region 3, so the first two digits of the CEP would be 1 then 3.

  • To search for a code in Brazil: Click here and type in the street name under Endereço
  • It is also possible to search for a code on Busca CEP Brasil
Do you have a suggestion to improve this page? click here...

Business Directory:
Related Categories


Become Member List your Business Blog For Us

Related Discussions

image description
See more...


AngloINFO needs your vote!
Vote for AngloINFO as Best Expat Website

Complete
The Expat Survey 2014
and vote for AngloINFO
on the final page
X

Welcome to AngloINFO São Paulo

Everything you need for life in São Paulo - local information you can trust
The AngloINFO São Paulo Business is available for franchising

Do you dream of having your own, profitable, easy-to-operate business? AngloINFO might be the solution!

Now in its fifteenth year of business, AngloINFO is the world's leading network of expat information websites - with over three million monthly visitors from around the world.
We have an established network of 90 local websites in 43 countries with many more in development.

Our 54 local franchisees are the key to our success and come from a huge range of backgrounds, ages and nationalities. The common factor is a passion for success.