2010 News Archive
City continuing effort for Johns Creek ZIP Code
The City of Johns Creek isn't giving up on its long quest for its own ZIP Code.
The Johns Creek City Council on July 26 gave Mayor Mike Bodker a green light to pursue a separate ZIP Code for the city's businesses and residents.
The City Council directed Bodker to work with U.S. Rep. Tom Price to convince U.S. Postal Service officials to create a unified ZIP Code for Johns Creek.
The community of Johns Creek became the City of Johns Creek on Dec. 1, 2006, and City officials have been trying to get the City its own Post Office and ZIP Code ever since.
The Postal Service will allow most people to use Johns Creek as their hometown, and as long as the street address and ZIP Code are accurate, letters and packages should arrive without a problem.
However, as residents and businesses are served by post offices in other cities, the Postal Service also recognizes those addresses. Since Johns Creek is still relatively new, some residents and businesses still use the old post office designations.
This has caused some confusion and therefore is a concern for City leaders. They are hoping that by successfully getting a unique Johns Creek ZIP Code, no matter the post office, it will help further identify the City.
As it stands, the City has six ZIP Codes, all based in other cities. Johns Creek businesses and residents in 30097 are in Duluth. Johns Creek folks in 30022 are part of Alpharetta. ZIP Code 30098 is Duluth, 30024 is Suwanee, and 30076 is Roswell. And 30005 ZIP Code, the biggest, is technically based in Alpharetta.