The tool provides a sample comma separated values (CSV) file to help you determine how to format the addresses for upload in the multiple address search tool. For best results, the street address, city, state and ZIP Code should be included in the batch upload file or address entry. The addresses within this CSV file should follow the rules set forth in Section 2, “Postal Addressing Standards” of the United States Postal Service Publication 28 - Postal Addressing Standards (). Per , a complete property address consists of the “Delivery Address Line” and the “Last Line.” “Delivery Address Line,” in the example below and in the tool CSV file format, consists of the “Street address” while the “Last Line,” in the example below and in the tool CSV file format, consists of three fields, “City”, “State” and “ZIP”.
Street Address. Details regarding recommended formatting of the street address are described under “Delivery Address Line” found in . Address components include, as applicable, the following individual items:
- Primary Address Number
- Street Name
- Secondary Address identifier, such as suite
- Secondary Address, such as suite number
City. Enter the city. This will be reported as one (1) data field. Details regarding recommended formatting of the city are found in .
State. Enter the state. This will be reported as one (1) data field. Details regarding recommended formatting of the state are found in .
ZIP Code. Enter the ZIP Code. This will be reported as one (1) data field. Details regarding recommended formatting of the ZIP Code are found in .
Non-Standard U.S. Addressing. Recommended formatting for non-standard U.S. style addressing including rural route, Highway Contract Route, and Puerto Rico addresses are found in Sub-Section , and respectively.
The following address formats are not recommended:
- General Delivery addresses, described in .
- United States Postal Service addresses, described in .
- Post Office Box addresses described in .
- Wedding invitation format, i.e., by spelling out all of the numbers in the address.
Files should not contain any personal information about the loan applicant, such as name, phone number, and/or Social Security number. The file should only contain the address fields requested in the CSV template.