How to find individual’s addresses by social security number

We get this question a lot. These are our best three answers for doing a successful location search by social security number.

Location Search by Social Security Number


    1. A good option is a basic reverse SSN location search.

      This provides the last reported address and address history information. This is the least expensive search. And, the investigator conducts several manual proprietary searches using the subject’s SSN to locate address information and does cross reference searches to discover which of the addresses was most recently reported.

      This is a good low-cost location search option that can find a current address. But, it’s not guaranteed since the investigator does not verify if the last reported address is still current. The address might not be current if your subject moves often or has moved within the last year or so.

    2. A Utility search is often a better option for locating an address.

      You’ll find out where the subject has utilities in his/her name as verified by the SSN. This works best if you think your subject owns his/her own home, or rents a place and has utilities in their own name. This is not a good option if your subject owns multiple properties or is a landlord that provides utilities with the rental. This is also not a good choice if your subject may be living with a spouse or a roommate that has the utilities in their name, or if your subject is renting where utilities are provided.

    3. The best option is to request a Guaranteed Current Address Search.

      This is an in-depth search where the investigator runs down all leads during a 4-week investigation. This is the only search that guarantees the address the investigator finds is still current.

How to find individual’s addresses by social security number (location search)


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Noah Wieder is President and CEO of Intelligent eCommerce, Inc. and the founder of www.bestpeoplesearch.com. Bestpeoplesearch is a private investigtor portal and Information Retrieval Services web site where investigators offer searches to businesses and individuals with specific search needs.

Categories: SSN, Address, Find, BPS

19 replies
  1. lucy
    lucy says:

    How much is it to find out where someone’s employment is located?

    • Noah
      Noah says:

      Hi Lucy,

      What you are asking for is called a Place of Employment Locate or POE Search. You can review our investigator assisted POE search here. Should you like to speak with someone about your request our support department is available M – F from 8:30am – 4:00pm Pacific Time. Please let us know if we can be of assistance.

      Thank you for reading out our blog posts and asking your questions. Warm Regards..

  2. lucy
    lucy says:

    I need to find out where someone work/employment. Can your company help me?

  3. Susan
    Susan says:

    I want to know if this website will help me find my ex husband so I can get information about where he work so he can paid children support. Thanks you very much

  4. JS
    JS says:

    Why does a person have 2 social security numbers and do they contain the same info for example:

    SS# xxx-xx-8298 and xxx-xx-8298
    dob – 2/6/xx
    DL# MD C635149585xxx

    • Sarita
      Sarita says:

      Hello C.B.,
      If you are looking for an address and landline phone number for a subject, we have 2 different levels of searching that we can complete.
      The first search is our Basic People Search which will look for the last reported address and an address history of 10-15 years and also any landline numbers available at the residence.

      Our best locate search for address is our Verified Current Address Search where the Investigator assigned to your case will look for the current address and verify that your subject is located at that address and will also turn to you any landlines at the address.

      Please take a look at the links, and if you have any questions please give us a call at 800-990-2939 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm Pacific time.
      Thank you

    • Jacob N
      Jacob N says:

      Hello John,

      Thank you for your inquiry and comment. SearchBug offers a Basic Assisted People Search and
      a Verified Current Address and Phone Search. With these search tools, you will provide as much information as you can including an SSN. These searches are conducted by private investigators who research your requests as professionally licensed PI’s.

      Our Basic Assisted People Search is a good choice when you don’t have very much information on your subject or If your subject (wife) is not trying to hide intentionally or has not moved in a few years. The results typically include last reported and previous address history up to 10-15 years, landline phone number if available, and a death record search to rule that out. It is a good low-cost solution if you don’t need a guaranteed, verified current address.

      Our Verified Current Address and Phone Search is a professional skip trace which is often used to find hard to locate individuals. If your wife is purposely trying not to be found (hiding from debt collectors, or is living somewhere “off the grid” this would be a better search. The results of this search if successful would include a current address and landline number (if available) that was verified by your assigned investigator.

      The details of the searches including how to order, results, pricing, and average turnaround time can be found by clicking these links:

      Basic Assisted People Search
      Verified Current Address and Phone Search.

      If you have any questions or concerns regarding assisted searches you can view all of the details at the links provided or you can give us a call at 800-990-2939 during our phone support hours M – F 7:00 am – 4:00 pm PST.

  5. Marian Feld
    Marian Feld says:

    How can I find a previous address at no cost. This very important that I find this address information.

    • Jacob N
      Jacob N says:

      Hello Marian,

      Thank you for your inquiry and comment. It looks like you are interested in discovering what search tools are free and available to you and we’d like to help guide you in the right direction.

      If you are looking exclusively for a free search tool, we do offer our Basic Free People Search Search which will allow up to ten free basic searches per day. There are different ways to search for a previous address, depending on what information you already have to use including; name, phone number, and Email. Free search tools only look and find published listings around the web that are free. Unfortunately, the costs of running websites, administering software, hardware, employees, and associated costs make it difficult to provide free results for everything. We try to give our customers basic search tools for free, but we are not a non-profit company and do sell more advanced searches for information that is more difficult to find. Previous address info should be available using our basic free tools, all you need is a searchbug account which does require a credit card (we won’t charge you unless you make a purchase and our system will require you to click an “okay to purchase” button before any charges would be incurred).

      A credit card is required to open an account to avoid abuse of our data by fraudsters, fakes, children, and people trying to use our system for nefarious reasons. Requiring a users to register with a credit card helps us know who is using our system and that they are serious about finding the information they need.

      If our free services don’t produce the report you need, our Premium Membership gives you access to premium public record data. Our one week membership is only $9 and allows you to conduce a wide array of searches without additional charges. Again, any search not included would tell you and there would be a dialog box informing you that an additional charge is required wherein you could approve by clicking ok, or not approve and close the dialog box.

      Additionally, we offer Basic Assisted People Search tools which are performed by a real investigator. The assisted searches are a good choice for customers that either have minimal supporting information and need address history or for users that don’t want to spend the time searching for information themselves and prefer to hire a professional.

      If you’d like to discuss your needs before ordering or have any further questions please call our toll-free support number at 760-454-7301 during our office hours M – F from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm PT.

      Thank you and have a great day!
      SearchBug Support

  6. security in service
    security in service says:

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    • Michelle Bradley
      Michelle Bradley says:

      No problem! Thanks for reading.

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      Marketing & Communications

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