TBO INVESTIGATES: Residents fuming after address change

An address change is brewing in some parts of Atlantic Beach.

Letter from USPS notifying residents of mailing address change. (Source: Facebook)

Letter from USPS notifying residents of mailing address change. (Source: Facebook)

Or, is it brewing in Jacksonville?

That’s the big question after residents took to Facebook reporting they had received letters from the United States Postal Service indicating their mailing address would change from “Atlantic Beach, FL” to “Jacksonville, FL” on May 1.

This impacts residents living in the zip code 32233, which is shared not only within the corporate limits of Atlantic Beach, but also parts of Jacksonville that spill over the Intracoastal.

Generally, residents living north of Dutton Island Road and west of Mayport Road were technically Jacksonville residents. While this means their property taxes were paid to Jacksonville, some utilities, such as water and sewer, were provided by Atlantic Beach and billed from Atlantic Beach. The vast majority of Jacksonville residents pay water and sewer to JEA.

According to the USPS letter, joint resolutions by both cities requested the postal service change the address.

Some residents took to Facebook, saying they never even realized they lived in Jacksonville.

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