HTML <address> Tag

The <address> tag is used to provide contact information about the owner of sites or the author of the article. It can include address, phone, email, link to the site, etc.


The <address> tag comes in pairs. The content is written between the opening (<address>) and closing (</address>) tags.

Most browsers add a line break before the element and after it, and the information in the tag is displayed in italic.

If the <address> tag is placed inside the element, the contact information it contains refers to the entire document as a whole. To specify the contact information of the author of the article, you must place the <address> tag inside the <article> element.

Example of the HTML <address> tag:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
      Author: W3docs team<br />
      <a href="">Contact Author</a>


Do not use the <address> tag to provide an email address unless it is part of the author's information.

The <address> tag is included together with other information in the <footer> element.

Example of the HTML <address> tag with the HTML <footer> tag:

<!DOCTYPE html>
      .header {
        height: 40px;
        padding: 20px 20px 0;
        background: #e1e1e1;
      .main-content {
        height: 60vh;
        padding: 20px;
      footer {
        padding: 10px 20px;
        background: #666666;
        color: white;
      a {
        color: #00aaff;
    <div class="header">Header / Menu</div>
    <div class="main-content">
      <h1>Main content</h1>
      <p>This is some paragraph. </p>
    <footer style="display:flex; justify-content:space-between; align-items:flex-end;">
      <p style="margin:0;">Company © W3docs. All rights reserved.</p>
        3rd street, app 43<br />
        New York, USA        


The <address> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

How to style <address> tag?

Common properties to alter the visual weight/emphasis/size of text in <address> tag:

  • CSS font-style property sets the style of the font. normal | italic | oblique | initial | inherit.
  • CSS font-family property specifies a prioritized list of one or more font family names and/or generic family names for the selected element.
  • CSS font-size property sets the size of the font.
  • CSS font-weight property defines whether the font should be bold or thick.
  • CSS text-transform property controls text case and capitalization.
  • CSS text-decoration property specifies the decoration added to text, and is a shorthand property for text-decoration-line, text-decoration-color, text-decoration-style.

Coloring text in <address> tag:

  • CSS color property describes the color of the text content and text decorations.
  • CSS background-color property sets the background color of an element.

Text layout styles for <address> tag:

  • CSS text-indent property specifies the indentation of the first line in a text block.
  • CSS text-overflow property specifies how overflowed content that is not displayed should be signalled to the user.
  • CSS white-space property specifies how white-space inside an element is handled.
  • CSS word-break property specifies where the lines should be broken.

Other properties worth looking at for <address> tag:

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