What is a CAGE Code?

A 5-Character ID Number Representing one Location of a Legal Entity

CAGE Codes

The Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code is a five-character ID number used extensively within the US Federal Government, assigned by the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The CAGE Code supports a variety of mechanized systems throughout the government and provides a standardized method of identifying a given legal entity at a specific location. Agencies may also use the code for a facility clearance, or a pre-award survey. There is no cost to obtain a CAGE Code.
Please visit the DLA’s CAGE Search & Inquiry page to verify that the information for your entity is accurate and complete.


CAGE Codes are used internationally as part of the NATO Codification System (NCS), where they are sometimes called NCAGE Codes. CAGE codes are referenced in various databases of the NCS, where they are used along with the supplier's part number to form a reference which is held on the NATO Stock Number (NSN), also called National Stock Number, record. This reference enables users of the NCS to determine who supplies any given part.