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How to remove your house from Google Street View (Google Maps)

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By now almost everyone has typed in their home address on Google Maps to see the viewable Google Street View image.  Google Street View provides panoramic views of most major streets and cities all over the world.  The images are stitched together mostly by Google cars that have a large camera on top.  Perhaps you’ve seen a Google Street View car before.

Google Street View cars have taken all kinds of interesting photos over the years, and maybe you like that there’s a picture of your house online any one can look at.  However, if you don’t want a picture of your house online it’s easy to remove your house from Google Street View.

To remove your house from Google Street View go to www.google.com/maps then type in your home address.  Next click on the small picture of your house that says “Street View”.  If there is no photo then perhaps your house isn’t in Google Street View at all.  Next adjust the arrows on Google Street View until you see your house.

You can then click the “Report a Problem” link at the bottom right of the image.  The next page you are sent to will give you the option to ask that your house is blurred along with photos of your house, or even an actual photo of you if you happened to be outside when Google’s vehicle drove by.  We tested our own addresses and found they were blurred within several weeks of our report.  However, once you remove your house it appears you can’t have it re-added so be sure you want to remove your house before filing a report with Google.

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12 responses to ‘How to remove your house from Google Street View (Google Maps)

  1. I do not mind having my house’s photo on Google but they took a photo of my truck and dumpster on the driveway … any chance to get the photo retaken?

    • Our house wasn’t included in street view since our road was under construction at the time, yet I’ve seen the camera car zipping around town since. Any way to schedule a photo ‘retake’ session?

  2. John, Unfortunately I don’t think that’s possible because they would actually have to drive to your house. 🙂 That would be cool if they would do that though!

  3. Take my home photo off Google Map, because it is there, I’m being brother by scammers!
    I followed the instruction to blurr my pic and it is no longer available! What’s going on, are setting people up to be harassed?

  4. We don’t want to remove the business from google street view, we just don’t want the street view photo to show when you google the business. Can we just show more photos of our work to be displayed instead of the street view photo?

  5. I read that they update these pictures but both houses we own and rent out one in NJ and one in NY are from 2012. I can tell by the vehicles parked in our driveway that they are now long gone from 2012. So I think Google puts the current year on the street view but not a current photo. (Not crazy about an ex tenant that had a blue tarp then over the porch). Does anyone else find their pictures are not updated yearly or every other year?

  6. I have tried to remove Google maps pix of my house. Google instructions to do so do not work – cannot remove my house. Scammers use google maps – unsafe! Please remove all photos – Google keeps a series of photos. Dangerous – criminals learn how to get into your property with the help of Google.

  7. A.P.C it worked for us, even recently in 2019. Did they just not remove your house or can you not submit the form? Please let us know more details and we’ll see if we can recommend something.

    I agree it’s not great to have your house photo on the Internet if you don’t want it to be there.

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