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Free-Text Search

Find an address by searching by town, street and building


If you don't know a postcode, this provides the most efficient method of finding an address.

If you know the town, street and building details of the address you are trying to find, the FindAddress method provides an efficient way of finding it.

This method returns a list of possible addresses, but doesn't include all the address details. Once you've chosen the appropriate address from the list, use the FetchAddress method to get the full details of it.

Alternatively, use the FindFullAddress method to combine both operations in one.

The following methods implement Free-Text Search in the AddressCapture service.


Finds addresses using a fuzzy free-text search.


Finds addresses using a fuzzy free-text search and retrieves all the details.


Retrieves the full formatted PAF address of an address that has already been found.