Using PAF® Data Yourself

If you have the necessary programming skills in-house, you can develop your own PAF solutions. Once you have registered and accepted our terms of use, you can download PAF sample data here and use it to work with.

Register to see what you can achieve

If you are a small, UK-based registered charity registered with the Charity Commission or a Community Interest Company with an annual income of less than £10 million, you may qualify to receive PAF data free of charge. Find out more

Download sample PAF data

The sample data comprises all PAF records from within the Plymouth (PL) and York (YO) Postcode Areas.

Download sample data

Need help using PAF sample data?

Download our Programmer’s Guide to help you familiarise yourself with PAF and how to develop using the data.

Download the Programmer’s Guide

Enhance your customer address data

We offer a number of datasets that work alongside PAF to add extra breadth and depth to your existing PAF address and Postcode information

Find out about our other address databases


The April statistics for the Postcode Address File (PAF®) are...

We’ll update this information week commencing 21 May 2018, following the PAF product run. If you have any further questions, we’re happy to help, click on Contact Us for ways … read more

Public Sector Licence (PSL) Extension

The Royal Mail is pleased to confirm that agreement has been reached between the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Scottish Government to extend the terms of … read more