Free Reverse Address Lookup Resources

Find out who lives at an address with reverse address lookup tools

An illustration of the ways to conduct a reverse address lookup

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Reverse address lookup tools let you see who lives at a specific address. Using an address lookup tool is really easy — just enter the address to see everything the tool knows about the home or business.

Some of the details supplied by these reverse address lookup services include the current and past owner(s), phone numbers associated with the address, physical location information such as square footage and bedroom count, and relatives of the owners.

With all the free information available on the web for anyone who wants to take the time to look, you do not need to pay for reverse address lookup information.

The websites detailed below only work for finding information based on a physical address, not an email address. To do that, see these reverse email search tips.

Reverse Address Lookup Sites

Lots of websites are built specifically for reverse lookup functionality. Visit any of the reverse address lookup services below to learn more about who lives at the address.

Truthfinder

Truthfinder reverse address lookup tool

The Truthfinder reverse address lookup service is helpful because you can browse by city and state or search for the exact address you're after. The results show the first and last name of all the possible residents, past and present, along with their ages and other known locations.

You can select OPEN REPORT next to any person to read more about that specific individual, like their relatives, but all the other data there isn't free.

Whitepages

Whitepages reverse address lookup tool

With Whitepages, the old phone book standby is on the web and ready to fulfill your information needs. Enter the address you're investigating and Whitepages will come back with who lives there, the owner's estimated age, their phone number, a map of their neighborhood, possible relatives, and even driving directions to their house.

This information is free, but if you want more, you can check out the sponsored links on the results page.

Intelius

Intelius reverse address search tool

Intelius will give you tidbits of information for free, but you'll have to pay for anything else. Just visit that link and enter the address into the first text box, followed by the city and/or state in the second text box.

The reverse address lookup results from Intelius reveal the bedroom count, the home and lot size square footage, and the year the home was built.

For a small fee, you can get more information like the home value, ownership information, residents of the household, neighbor information, property details, and a legal description of the property.

AnyWho

AnyWho people search finder by address

Use AnyWho.com to find someone's phone number when all you have is a physical address. After you enter the address, you'll get results about current and past residents via Intelius.com.

Spokeo

Spokeo reverse address search

Spokeo is another free reverse address lookup tool that seems to find unique information not supplied by some of these other websites.

You'll find the home value, the year the house was built, the living area square footage and lot size, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, a map of the neighborhood, the heating and cooling details of the building, what type of parking the house has, nearby sex offenders, and separate sections for current owners and past residents.

Do Search Engines Do Reverse Address Lookups?

A search engine is insanely useful for many things, but reverse address lookup isn't one of them. Not usually, anyway...

An address search that belongs to a business already cataloged on a search engine, will show the business name and probably other information like hours the business is open, pictures, and more.

However, the problem with using a search engine — like Google, Yahoo, or Bing — is that they're not specifically made for cross-referencing addresses with homeowner information. They're therefore not usually beneficial when doing a reverse address search on private addresses.

By all means, you're more than welcome to try using Google or another website like it to search for address information, but don't be surprised if the results aren't very helpful.

If you do use Google for a reverse address search, try typing it with quotes around the street and house number, as well as around the city name.

For example:

"1500 broadway" "new york"

Quotes help the search engine understand that the various items of the address go together.