How to Find an Address From a P.O. Box

By Kathleen Odenthal

Post Office boxes are provided by the U.S. Postal Service as an alternative way to receive mail. By using a P.O. box instead of a home address, you have increased privacy and security. People who use P.O. boxes usually receive mail at a faster pace than those who have mail delivered to a home address. Although it can be difficult to find the home address of a particular P.O. box owner, there are some online search engines that can attempt to locate the owner's address. A private investigator is another option to find a P.O. box owner's address.

Reverse Look-Up for P.O. Boxes

Step 1

Open up a web browser and search for online sites that offer reverse P.O. box information.

Step 2

Go to site and locate their P.O. box search engine. Enter the P.O. box number and the state.

Step 3

Review the results and see if the person you are looking for is listed. If they are not, you can try an alternate search engine or use a different method to locate them.

Finding an Address through a Private Investigator

Step 1

Search the Internet for one of the many pay websites where you can research names and addresses. One such site is secure.bestpeoplesearch.com.

Step 2

Select "Postal or P.O. Box" search located under the search categories on the right side of the page.

Step 3

Hire a private investigator and give the information you have found at one of the pay websites.

Tips & Warnings

  • When using online P.O. box directories, sometimes more specific websites will offer you better chances of locating a person. For example, some states, schools and counties have directories that provide the names of P.O. box owners specific to that area.
  • Using the Google search engine to look-up results for the P.O. box may provide information on the owner or at least the location of the box which may be helpful.