City residents can officially use "Milton, GA" on letters, packages and other mailings with assurance that those items will be delivered properly and promptly now that the U.S. Postal Service recognizes the 30004 ZIP code to be a city address.
City officials have been lobbying the USPS for the designation since incorporation Dec. 1, 2006. Until now, the 30004 ZIP code was considered an Alpharetta address for mail delivery purposes even though the area lies outside the Alpharetta city limits. Under the change, which USPS officials confirmed April 13, 30004 applies to both cities.
U.S. Rep. Tom Price, working with Mayor Joe Lockwood and federal officials, played an instrumental role over the past several months to get the designation established.
When city staff moved into the new City Hall location on Deerfield Parkway in late January, officials at the Alpharetta post office gave informal approval for the city to use the Milton, GA. designation on the city's letterhead, business cards and other materials. The official designation affords all city residents and businesses the same opportunity as well as coordinating the city's addressing with delivery services such as UPS and FedEx.