Reference Lookup Adress

This service provide reference to Real property units and Joint property units by providing an address designation. The register unit reference can then be used in other geodata services to retrieve information. The product name in Swedish is Referens Uppslag Adress.

Brief information

The function of this service is to obtain a reference to the property for the specified address by means of address searches. The information cannot be displayed directly in a browser but needs to be retrieved and displayed in a system or application. The service has REST interface and the answers are delivered in JSON format.

Maintenance and update frequency

The address section of the Real Property Register is updated by the respective municipality as soon as the municipality decides on a new or changed address.


Our geodata services are normally available 24/7 and we provide support during working hours. 
Read more about availability to geodata services

Our geodata services (APIs) require that you have an application or software capable of managing the services. To view real property information or maps directly in your browser, you can use Lantmäteriet's e-services.

Order product

You can order Real property information directly from us or from any of our resellers. The resellers can also assist you with customization and processing of the information.

If you want information about your own real property free of charge, you are welcome to use our E-service "Min fastighet" (in swedish). Reed more about "Min fastighet" (in swedish)

à If you want information from the Real Property Register according to the principle of public access to information, you are welcome to contact Kundcenter.

Order from Lantmäteriet

If you want to order directly from us at Lantmäteriet you should use the Order form.

If you want to use our geodata services in your organization, first you need to sign a license for use. Send in a request via our order form.

What are you going to do with the information?

How personal data in the Real Property Register may be used is governed by the Real Property Register Act (2000:224) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Before we can give you access to personal information in the Property register, we must evaluate your purpose with the use, which means that we will ask what you want to do. The application form is available in both Swedish and English.

Forms for evaluation of purpose for extraction-, notification- and download products

Lantmäteriet also reviews all orders from a confidentiality perspective. Confidentiality applies, among other things, to information concerning total defence if it can be assumed to damage the country's defence, or is considered to constitute a danger to national security if the information is disclosed in accordance with 15 kap 2 § Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400). The evaluation may therefore in some cases take from three to five working days.

Forms for evaluation of purpose for direct services*

*including Location address Download, INSPIRE and Buildning Download, INSPIRE

Handbook FRL

In Handbook FRL sets out Lantmäteriet's practice of purpose testing and is aimed at lawyers, managers and administrators of FRL cases. The handbook was last updated on 2018-07-01.

Order from resellers

If you need help with buying real property information or if you want a customized solution for your business, you should contact one of our geodata resellers (in Swedish).


The versions of the services may overlap, so pay attention to which version you are using. Version history describes the changes that occurred at each update.

Technical framework and standard for direct access services

Our direct access services are mainly based on standards from W3C (new window) and OGC, The Open Geospatial Consortium (new window).

The service interfaces are SOAP or REST based where object types are in many cases built using GML (Geography Markup Language) or JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) to describe its geographical properties.

The services are of the nature 'question-answer' where the consumer (user's system) sends a service call with search terms or selection parameters over the Internet and receives a list with one or more geographical objects in response.

To get there quickly start and test the services before they are integrated in your own system, a tool such as SOAP-UI or Postman can be used. SOAP UI (new window) and Postman (new window) are tools for testing SOAP- or REST-based Webservices.

Version History

Version and date Change since previous version

Version 2.0.1

Available in verification environment:

Available in production environment:

  • Fixed error when searching free text with period
  • Possibility to use improved search functions
  • The version is backwards compatible

Version 2.0.0

Update existing version:
2017-06- 15

Available in production environment:

Version 2.0.0 is updated to v.2.0.1 2020-02-06

New when updating:

  • Results of free text search are sorted by proximity.
  • Performance improvement for searches that do not yield a hit .

Change since previous version:

  • Free text search and autocomplete do not distinguish between accent characters.
  • Free text search can handle colon in addresses.

Version 2.0


Available in verification environment:

Available in production environment:

  • Special privilege to remove "split address".
  • Modified information model
  • REST interface 
  • JSON format

Version 1.2.1

Discontinued 2017-03-28

Available from 2014-09-02 

  • Extended functionality, search with and presentation of postal code and postal address in the answer.

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