Searchbug Services and Prices

Searchbug pricing is based on a pay per use system. Spend as much or as little as you like! We charge on a per use or per query basis only.

Below is a complete list of services including Batch, API, investigator-assisted searches, as well instant searches for general public and restricted access for professionals.
No Contracts. No setup fees. No monthly minimums. Pay only when you use it.

Batch Services

Searchbug offers self-service batch tools to clean customer lists, append missing data, as well as verify phone numbers and email addresses. No need to fill out a "request for quote" form or wait to speak to an account representative. Simply upload your file, and get it processed automatically and download your results.
  1. Add missing names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses to your records.
  2. Identify Landlines vs Cell Phones. Get Carrier Name. Check if number is Active. Verify if on the Do Not Call list.
  3. Remove invalid email addresses from your list to prevent email bounces.
    Check if email address is Valid, Invalid, Catch-All, SpamTrap, Abuse, Donotmail, Disposable or Toxic.

API Services

Use APIs to create your own powerful tools that utilize Searchbug data and services in real time. The APIs can be used in a cloud service, web site, desktop application or mobile app. API are available in XML and JSON formats.

    Get home, business, or mobile phone numbers for people or businesses from name and location


    Find name and address for any person or business in US from phone number, email address, name and city/state, or just name and state. Business records typically include phone numbers as well.


    Search by phone number, street address, name and address, name and city/state, name and state, or even just a name


    A real-time look up to get a name from a phone number. Works like Caller ID.


    The best possible people search. Results include full name, current and previous addresses, all known phone numbers, date of birth, relative names and date of birth.

  2. Identify Landlines vs Cell Phones. Get Carrier Name. Check if number is Active. Verify if on the Do Not Call list.

    The first API call brings matching records with name, address and DOB. In the second step, you obtain actual background details on a selected individual. The results include: personal and property details, known phone numbers, emails, and addresses, relatives, criminal records, bankruptcies, social network profiles.

    Step 1: $0.75 per query.

    Step 2: $5.00 per query.


    Obtaining criminal records is easy with this API. Find out if someone has a criminal record and obtain the case details. Criminal Records typically include jurisdiction, charge, offense, disposition type, sentence, probation and conviction.

    Cost per Query $2.50


    The first API call brings matching records with name, address and DOB. Find out if someone is on a Government Terrorist Watch List. Watchlist is comprised of multiple Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury, FBI, and Interpol security data sources.

    Cost: $0.05 per query.

  4. Professional Skip Tracing APIs are restricted and available only to verified businesses.


    The best and most up-to-date people search, used by collection agencies, government offices, law enforcement, and private investigators. Results from this API typically include SSNs, names, addresses and phones.

    Cost: $1.97 per query.


    Great alternative to PEOPLE TRACE API with more data returned. Results typically include: names, aliases, current and previous addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, date of birth, date of death if deceased, relative names and DOB, SSN, SSN issue date and state, Driver license details, bankruptcies, liens and judgements.


    The API contacts MX (mail) server for the email domain in the real time. The MX response indicates if messages sent to the provided address be accepted or not. API also reports spamtrap and abuse email.


    Search by ZIP Code and Radius to find city, state, county, population, number of businesses in a given zipcode or the distance between city centers.

    Cost: $0.005 per query.


    Add timezone to your customer list or database using our this Zip Code to Timezone API.

    Cost: $0.003 per query.

  6. Do not see what you need? We can create a custom API to suite your needs
    or solve data problems you might be facing. Just ask.



    To use an API you will need a Searchbug account.


    The cost of each API is based on either a Query or a Hit (match) and the cost is deducted from the established Prepaid account balance. Review each API for the associated cost, and, if the charge is per Hit (when information is found) or per Query.


    APIs require a Prepaid account. Prepaid accounts are automatically recharged when your account is low on funds to avoid service interruption. You can select any prepaid amount from $10 to $1,000. If you are just testing the system, we suggest starting with a $10 prepaid account. Your credit card will only be charged $10 and you can implement testing. When you finish testing, we suggest you increase your prepaid amount to match your anticipated volume to avoid multiple small charges.


    Why it Is important to have the proper prepaid account amount selected: If you keep your prepaid account at $10 and anticipate using more than $10 in service every few days, your card will be charged multiple times in a short period. Multiple small charges to the same vendor in a short period can often trigger your credit card company to decline charges as suspicious activity which will cause your service to be interrupted.


    We suggest you select a prepaid amount that will cover a least one week of search volume. Note that Prepaid amounts never expire. Should you decide to stop using the service, you can simply request the account balance of unused funds be credited back to your card.


    If you need a restricted API, establish a Searchbug account first, then apply for Restricted Access.

Instant Online Searches

Online Searches and Tools use the same great data as our Batch and API services. Search Tokens ($T) are required for searches that cost $5.00 or less. You can save money when buying tokens in bulk. Search Tokens never expire.

Investigator-Assisted Searches

Hire a pre-screened, licensed, bonded, and insured private investigator to handle your search needs.
Reports are typically ready anywhere from one business day to few weeks depending on the type of search requested.

Search Tokens

Search Tokens ($T) is a convenient way to pay for your Searchbug people searches and research tools. Search Tokens are required for all searches under $5.00. Get bonus tokens and save money when buying in bulk. Search Tokens never expire.

Limited Time Offer for New Customers: Sign up now and Get 500 Free Search Tokens with any $T purchase.
Select how many tokens you need and then click Buy Search Tokens
Spend Get $T Bonus $T EXTRA $T   
$5 500 0 + 500
$25 2,500 200 + 500
$50 5,000 500 + 500
$100 10,000 1,500 + 500
$250 25,000 5,000 + 500
$500 50,000 15,000 + 500
$1,000 100,000 40,000 + 500
Note: Search Tokens cannot be used to pay for API, Batch or Investigator services.
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