How do I Find a Local Address With No Charge or Advertisement?

You remember driving by a business six months ago, but now you cannot remember where it was located. All you know is that it exists in town and performs a particular type of service you need. Luckily, there are several ways to find out where a business is located or where someone lives for free.

Ask a local business owner if he knows where the business or residence is located. Business owners often have been in the area for a while, so they are a good source of information about local geography.

Check the member roster of an organisation the person or business is a part of. For instance, if you are looking for a printing shop in town, contact the chamber of commerce in your area for information about the shop's location.

Call the person or business you are looking for. Request the address. Ask for directions while you are on the phone if you need them.

Look in an e-mail from the business or person. Signature lines at the bottoms of e-mails sometimes contain addresses. Another option is to look on the person's or business's website. Click on the "Contact Us" button, or look on the bottom of the home page to find the address.

Search for the business or organisation you are looking for online. For example, if you are looking for your state's non-profit association, perform a search for the organisation on the National Council of Nonprofits's website.

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About the Author

Leyla Norman has been a writer since 2008 and is a certified English as a second language teacher. She also has a master's degree in development studies and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology.