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What is address verification?

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016 04:27PM PDT

Nextdoor ensures a secure and trusted environment for your neighborhood website by requiring all members to verify their address. Only neighbors who can verify that they live in your neighborhood can participate in your Nextdoor neighborhood website.

Address verification provides the assurance that new members are indeed residing at the address they provided when registering for their Nextdoor account. 

Nextdoor uses the following methods to verify the address of every member:

  • Mobile or home phone.  We will call your mobile phone or your landline to provide you with a unique code to verify your account.

  • Credit or debit card. Nextdoor can instantly verify your home address through a credit or debit card billing address. We only confirm your billing address, and will not store your information or charge your card.

  • Social Security Number (SSN). Nextdoor can instantly verify your home address through the last 4 digits of your SSN. We do not store this information or share it with any third party sources.

  • LexisNexis. Nextdoor can use LexisNexis to compare your email address to your residential address, instantly verifying your account if public records find a match. We do not store this information or share it with any third party sources. Note: LexisNexis is a third party service, used by businesses and government, that provides information from public records, publicly available information, and other sources.

  • Leads. Leads of a Nextdoor neighborhood can use the Verify neighbors feature to vouch for and verify neighbors.

  • Neighbor invitations. Accepting a personal email invitation from a verified member in the same neighborhood will allow you to join Nextdoor as a verified member. (NOTE:If you accept an invitation from a verified member in a different neighborhood, you will need to verify your account through one of the other verification methods.)

  • Postcard. Nextdoor can send a postcard to the address listed on your Nextdoor account with a unique code printed on it. This code will allow you to verify your account. Postcards usually take 3-5 business days for delivery.

Please note that not all verification methods will always be available for all residential addresses. 



Verifying your address
Verifying by Social Security Number (SSN)
Verifying by credit or debit card


Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016 04:27PM PDT
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