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The place name that this address is (and any others in this location are) grouped by. Grouping by a place name is used only when addressees are not grouped by a street. For example when the address is made up of just a number and village name. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: addresses
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)may be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de factoPage for proposal

Used when addr:housenumber=* is not relating to a street but to other entity, usually a settlement.

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This tag has a different meaning than addr:suburb=*. If you’d like to indicate that the building is a part of a district or a suburb, you need to use addr:suburb=*, not addr:place=*. No object should have addr:place=* and addr:street=* at the same time.


There are some legitimate cases when a street isn’t a part of an address. One common example are small villages in some countries (e.g. Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany), in which there are just a few streets with no names, so there’s no street name to put into the address, and addresses usually look like <Village name> <house number>, e.g. Steindorf 30, Tuchlinek 85, Rohovce 47. Since the part of the address before the house number is not, in fact, a street name, it would be wrong to put it into the addr:street=* tag: we would either need to put the name of the village on all actually unnamed streets in the village, thus violating the ground truth principle, or the software might start complaining there isn’t a street with such a name.

When using addr:place=*, make sure to keep the name consistent with the place=* object which the house number refers to. There are some rare cases where no such place exists. There is no need to add a made-up place object in this case. Just enter the name as it occurs in the address.


  • Russia, Leningradskaya Oblast, Viborgsky District, village Veshevo[1], number 1 (Russian: Россия, Ленинградская область, Выборгский район, деревня Вещево, номер 1)
  • Russia, Saint Petersburg, village Novaya[2], number 7 (Russian: Россия, Санкт-Петербург, Новая Деревня, номер 7)
  • Russia, Saint Petersburg, Elagin Island[3], number 10 (Russian: Россия, Санкт-Петербург, Елагин остров, номер 10)
  • Russia, Saint Petersburg, Galerny Island[4], number 12 (Russian: Россия, Санкт-Петербург, Галерный Остров, номер 12)
  • Russia, Leningradskaya Oblast, Viborgsky District, village Roshino, gardening Viktoria[5], number 2 (Russian: Россия, Ленинградская область, Выборгский район, деревня Рощино, садоводство "Виктория", номер 2)
  • Russia, Leningradskaya Oblast, Vsevolozhsky District, gardening area Dunay, gardening Zdorovye[6] (Russian: Россия, Ленинградская область, Всеволожский район, садоводческий массив Дунай, садоводство Здоровье, номер 3)
  • Russia, city Saint Petersburg, town Kolpino, Left Bank of River Izhora[7], number 4 (Russian: Россия, город Санкт-Петербург, город Колпино, Левый берег реки Ижоры, 4)
  • Russia, city Saint Petersburg, village Strelna, Bolnichnaya Mointain[8], number 3 (Russian: Россия, город Санкт-Петербург, посёлок Стрельна, Больничная горка, 3)
  • Russia, Leningradskaya Oblast, Boksitogorsky District, village Efimovsky, microdistrict 1[9], number 5 (Russian: Россия, Ленинградская область, Бокситогорский район, посёлок Ефимовский, микрорайон 1, дом 5)
  • Russia, city Saint Petersburg, town Pushkin, Pavilion of Uritsky[10], number 6 (Russian: Россия, город Санкт-Петербург, город Пушкин, Павильон Урицкого, номер 6)
  • Austria, Salzburg, Gemeinde Mauterndorf, Steindorf
  • Tuchlinek 85, Poland
  • Huppendorf 25, Germany


Use addr:place=* instead of addr:street=* for buildings whose number belongs not to a street, but to some other object. It is allowed to have coincidence between values of tags addr:place and addr:city=* and/or value of tag name=* at polygon of inhabited locality (place=*).

If number of house belongs to some existing object, we can create a relation and include to it houses with role house and object with role object.

Software support

Name Support Remarks
iD yes since 2023; see GitHub pull request
JOSM yes built-in preset and HouseNumberTaggingTool plugin
Magic Earth no as of 2017-04-15
MapFactor Navigator Free yes
MAPS.ME no as of 2017-04-15; GitHub issue
Nominatim yes
Organic Maps no as of 2021-06-12; GitHub issue
OsmAnd yes
OSM Inspector yes in Addresses view. Note that cutoff radius for association is 1 km, which will fail for large or long villages.
Pelias (Mapzen Search geocoder) no as of 2017-04-15; GitHub issue
Qwant Maps no as of 2022-10-11; GitHub issue
Vespucci yes
Yanosik yes

Nominatim QA site

The Nominatim QA site identifies objects that incorrectly have both addr:place and addr:street tags. These data are wrong because delivery points (e.g. house numbers) are grouped either to a street or to a larger place. addr:place and addr:street should therefore not be used together. To fix these errors set only addr:place or addr:street but not both on the same object. Usually addr:place should be changed to something like addr:suburb or addr:city.


  1. Veshevo - existing village
  2. Novaya - village, which existed some time ago, now it is part of address of some buildings in Saint Petersburg
  3. Elagin Island - existing island
  4. Galerny Island - island, which existed some time ago, now it is part of address of some buildings in Saint Petersburg
  5. gardening Viktoria - existing gardening in village Roshino
  6. Zdorovye, number 3 - existing gardening in gardening area Dunay in Vzevolozhsky District
  7. Left Bank of River Izhora - part of address of some buildings, located near river Izhora in Kolpino
  8. Bolnichnaya Mointain - part of address of some buildings
  9. microdistrict 1 - part (quarter) of village Efimovsky
  10. Pavilion of Uritskogo - part of address of some building in Pushkin