Finding out who lives at a particular address is something a lot of people want to do for an array of reasons.  A quick search on the internet revealed someone looking for the people who had scammed them out of one hundred dollars on eBay.  They had an address but no goods were forthcoming after payment.  Some other people were wanting to verify the safety of their children before leaving them at friends  houses or the child care supplier.  Maybe there is a bad smell coming from next door and you want to know who lives there before reporting it to the authorities.  Whatever the reason, there are ways to find out who lives at this address.There are a few ways of doing this and I will try to point you in the right direction.  The first way people try to usually is, of course, to use online reverse address look up services on places like

  • PeopleFinders! – This may or may not be current.  It might even give you more names than are currently resident at the address as it does depend on people officially changing their address.
  • – this is another site to pay attention to.  With its new reverse address service, under the address and neighbors tab, you may just find the information you are looking for.

In the UK, you could get access to the electoral roll. If bought, you can do a search through the whole database. Obviously, this is not a free service.

Some states in the US allow residents to use county or state tax records to do a search.  Have a look on their websites for their terms of use before paying them a visit.  You may even be able to do it online.

If you are worried about potential sex offenders in your area, then the sex offender registry is available at various websites like This is not so easy in the UK unfortunately.

As you can see, you can do a lot of research yourself in the comfort of your home.  The internet is surely a great fount of knowledge.  However, if time is of the essence and you can afford the fees, a private investigator may also be the way to go.  Of course, this could be an expensive option but it just might be the most comprehensive way to find out who lives at this address.

One other site to take a look at is, Inc.  They seem to cover all aspects of finding someone and their address.