Welcome to the Royal Mail's Address Management Unit
The Address Management Unit manages Royal Mail's address datasets, including the Postcode Address File (PAF) – a database of 29m addresses and 1.8m postcodes – Multiple Residence, Not Yet Built and British Forces Post Office Postcode Data. PAF and our address datasets are widely used for database management, data cleansing, address validation, direct mail campaigns, and in rapid addressing software.

Select whether you are an End-User, a Solutions Provider or Software Developer looking to download PAF address sample data.

End-Users. Those looking to buy or who currently buy address solutions or data

Solutions Providers. Those who resell and those keen to resell PAF solutions

Developers. Those looking for sample address data to develop with