NAICS Code 511140

NAICS 511140

NAICS Code 511140 – Directory and Mailing List Publishers

Definition of NAICS Code 511140: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in publishing directories, mailing lists, and collections or compilations of fact. The products are typically protected in their selection, arrangement and/or presentation. Examples are lists of mailing addresses, telephone directories, directories of businesses, collections or compilations of proprietary drugs or legal case results, compilations of public records, etc. These establishments may publish directories and mailing lists in print or electronic form.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS 511140

What are some examples of this code? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this classification.

  • Business directory publishers (except exclusive Internet publishing)
  • Mailing list publishers (except exclusive Internet publishing)
  • Directory publishers (except exclusive Internet publishing)
  • Telephone directory publishers (except exclusive Internet publishing)

Cross Reference Guide for Code 511140

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Operating web search portals or developing and publishing, exclusively on the Internet, collections or compilations of creative works or facts–are classified in Industry NAICS 519130, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals;
  • Compiling mailing lists in conjunction with providing direct mail advertising services–are classified in Industry NAICS 541860, Direct Mail Advertising;
  • Printing without publishing directories and mailing lists–are classified in Industry 32311, Printing;
  • Publishing computer software–are classified in Industry NAICS 511210, Software Publishers;
  • Creating and publishing encyclopedias and similar collections of creative works in print and/or electronic media–are classified in Industry NAICS 511130, Book Publishers; and
  • Creating and publishing collections of creative works that are periodically updated–are classified in Industry NAICS 511120, Periodical Publishers.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 511140

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with this classification. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Address list publishers (except exlusive Internet publishing)
  • Address list publishers and printing combined
  • Business directory publishers (except exclusive Internet publishing)
  • Business directory publishers and printing combined
  • Catalog of collections publishers (except exclusive Internet publishing)
  • Catalog of collections publishers and printing combined
  • Directory and mailing list publishers (except exclusive Internet publishing)
  • Directory and mailing list publishers and printing combined
  • Directory publishers (except exclusive Internet publishing)
  • Directory publishers and printing combined
  • Electronic directory publishers (except exclusive Internet publishing)
  • Mailing list publishers (except exclusive Internet publishing)
  • Publishers (except exclusive Internet publishing), directory
  • Telephone directory publishers (except exclusive Internet publishing)
  • Telephone directory publishers and printing combined
Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 511140

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 4299NAICS 511140
  • CA WC: 4299
  • DE WC: 0281
  • PA WC: 281
  • MI WC: 4299
  • NJ WC: 4299
  • NY WC: 4299
  • WY WC: 511140
  • GL: 58408

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The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 511140 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

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NAICS Code 511140