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Official directory of building addresses

The official directory of building addresses lists all official addresses in Switzerland. The directory includes all buildings used for residential purposes, workplaces and buildings of general public interest.

Database of all addresses in Switzerland

Addresses are the most frequently used geographic location parameters in everyday life as well as by companies. In the official directory of building addresses, every building entrance is clearly identified and designated an equally unambiguous building address. It also contains:

  • House numbers
  • The applicable street name from the official street directory names
  • The applicable name of the locality and the post code from the official directory of municipalities
  • The applicable name and number of the municipality from the official directory of municipalities
  • The geographic location
  • The status of the “building address”.

Each municipality (and sometimes the canton itself) enters most of the content of this directory in the buildings and dwellings directory that is compiled by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). The FSO periodically delivers the data to swisstopo, which supplements them with data from the cadastral survey where necessary and subsequently publishes them for use free of charge by everyone.

Status of the directory

swisstopo updates the data based on the information provided by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

Utilisation of the directory

The official directory of building addresses can be used by the public administration, as well as by companies for commercial purposes. For example, it can be used as a database for cartographic and GPS-based products, and is also suitable for integration into web services. It can also be used for verifying the validity of an address or, for example, for searching for the national coordinates for a given address.

Procuring the data

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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
Tel.
+41 58 469 01 11

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Relevant authority

Geodesy and Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying
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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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