Royal Mail PAF® address database

Full address details from the Royal Mail

Royal Mail PAF®

Comprehensive postcode address file for all the UK

  • 30 million business and residential addresses
  • 1.8 million postcodes
  • 1.4 million business names
  • frequently updated

PAF® is available with different levels of detail and can be purchased nationally or by postcode area. The data is supplied as comma delimited text ready to import into your database system. Three versions of PAF® are available:

  • Full PAF® every address that can receive mail in the UK
  • Part PAF® a subset of Full PAF® showing every thoroughfare in the UK
  • PAF® Postcode is a product built from Full PAF® combining organisation data and the ONS postcode coordinates

 

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Full PAF®

The Royal Mail's Full PAF® is a data product that describes all the deliverable addressess in the UK. It includes organisation and department names where necessary as well as full building details.

Used for complete address verification and data checking Full PAF® is sold by postcode area eg 'YO' or 'GL' or as a complete national dataset.

Data fields supplied in Full PAF®
PAF Data
Organisation Name Department Name
PO Box Number Sub Building Name
Building Name Building Number
Thoroughfare Dependent Thoroughfare
Dependent Locality Double Dependent Locality
Post Town Postcode
Delivery Point Suffix URN
Postcode Type (small or large user) Small User Org Indicator
Traditional County Former Postal County
Adminstrative County  

 

 

Part PAF®

Part PAF® is a reduced dataset that describes all addressable streets in the UK.

The data product is used for address verification and postcode checks and reduces the administration overhead as the dataset is smaller.

Data fields supplied in Part PAF®
PAF Element
PO Box Number Thoroughfare
Dependent Thoroughfare Dependent Locality
Double Dependent Locality Post Town
Postcode Postcode Type (small or large user)
Delivery Point Count for postcode Traditional County
Former Postal County Adminstrative County

PAF® Postcode

Beacon Dodsworth provide a variant of the Full PAF® product. PAF® Postcode combines the detail of Full PAF® with the ease of use of Part PAF® and the geolocation data from PostView.

A single product for address matching, verification and geolocation.

Data fields supplied in PAF® Postcode 
PAF Data
Organisation Name Department Name
PO Box Number Sub Building Name
Building Name Building Number
Thoroughfare Dependent Thoroughfare
Dependent Locality Double Dependent Locality
Post Town Postcode
Delivery Point Suffix URN
Postcode Type (small or large user) Small User Org Indicator
Traditional County Former Postal County
Adminstrative County Postcode Category
Delivery Point Count  
East North
Longitude Latitude
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