A Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) is a unique numeric identifier for every addressable location in Great Britain, found in OS's AddressBase products. An addressable location may be any kind of building, residential or commercial, or it may be an object that might not have a ‘postal ’ address – such as a bus shelter.
UPRNs are the authoritative identifier used to uniquely identify addressable locations in Great Britain. Essential for bringing property and address information together.
OS Open UPRN will enable you to share and link data related to UPRNs, which you can visualise using the accurate location.
The UPRNs in OS Open UPRN are primarily allocated by Local Authorities, under their legal duty to maintain this information. This means you can have confidence you're accessing an authoritative source of these identifiers.
Identifiers you can trust
The UPRN is never re-used, once its allocated to an address record, that’s it, it will never change or be reused.
|Key Features||What this product offers|
|Format||Comma separated value (CSV) and GeoPackage|
|Attributes||UPRN, Easting, Northing, Latitude, Longitude|
|Update frequency||Six-weekly refresh|
OS Open UPRN is available under the following licence:
Our open data products are covered by the Open Government Licence (OGL), which allows you to:
- copy, distribute and transmit the data;
- adapt the data; and
- exploit the data commercially, whether by sub-licensing it, combining it with other data, or including it in your own product or application.
We simply ask that you acknowledge the copyright and the source of the data by including the following attribution statement:
- Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2020
- Where you use Code-Point Open data, you must also use the following attribution statements:
- Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and Database right 2020
- Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2020