A simple Craigslist wrapper.

License: MIT-Zero.


  • I don’t work for or have any affiliation with Craigslist.
  • This module was implemented for educational purposes. It should not be used for crawling or downloading data from Craigslist.


pip install python-craigslist


Base class:

  • CraigslistBase


  • CraigslistCommunity ( > community)
  • CraigslistHousing ( > housing)
  • CraigslistJobs ( > jobs)
  • CraigslistForSale ( > for sale)
  • CraigslistEvents ( > event calendar)
  • CraigslistServices ( > services)
  • CraigslistGigs ( > gigs)
  • CraigslistResumes ( > resumes)


Looking for a room in San Francisco?

from craigslist import CraigslistHousing
cl_h = CraigslistHousing(site='sfbay', area='sfc', category='roo',
                         filters={'max_price': 1200, 'private_room': True})

# You can get an approximate amount of results with the following call:


for result in cl_h.get_results(sort_by='newest', geotagged=True):

    'id': u'4851150747',
    'url': u'',
    'datetime': u'2015-01-27 23:44',
    'price': u'$1100',
    'where': u'inner sunset / UCSF',
    'has_image': False,
    'has_map': True,
    'geotag': (37.738473, -122.494721)
# ...

Maybe a software engineering internship in Silicon Valley?

from craigslist import CraigslistJobs
cl_j = CraigslistJobs(site='sfbay', area='sby', category='sof',
                      filters={'is_internship': True, 'employment_type': ['full-time', 'part-time']})

for result in cl_j.get_results():

    'id': u'5708651182',
    'url': u'',
    'datetime': u'2016-07-30 13:30',
    'price': None,
    'where': u'mountain view',
    'has_image': True,
    'has_map': True,
    'geotag': None
# ...

Events with free food in New York?

from craigslist import CraigslistEvents
cl_e = CraigslistEvents(site='newyork', filters={'free': True, 'food': True})

for result in cl_e.get_results(sort_by='newest', limit=5):

    'id': u'4866178242',
    'name': u'Lituation Thursdays @ Le Reve',
    'url': u'',
    'datetime': u'1/29',
    'price': None,
    'where': u'Midtown East',
    'has_image': True,
    'has_map': True,
    'geotag': None
# ...

Where to get filters from?

Every subclass has its own set of filters. To get a list of all the filters supported by a specific subclass, use the .show_filters() class-method:

>>> from craigslist import CraigslistJobs, CraigslistForSale
>>> CraigslistJobs.show_filters()

Base filters:
* posted_today = True/False
* query = ...
* search_titles = True/False
* has_image = True/False
Section specific filters:
* is_internship = True/False
* is_telecommuting = True/False
* is_contract = True/False
* is_parttime = True/False
* is_nonprofit = True/False
* employment_type = u'full-time', u'part-time', u'contract', u"employee's choice"

>>> CraigslistForSale.show_filters(category='cta')

Base filters:
* posted_today = True/False
* query = ...
* search_titles = True/False
* has_image = True/False
Section specific filters:
* min_year = ...
* model = ...
* min_price = ...
* max_miles = ...
* make = ...
* max_price = ...
* min_miles = ...
* max_year = ...
* auto_title_status = u'clean', u'salvage', u'rebuilt', u'parts only', u'lien', u'missing'
* auto_transmission = u'manual', u'automatic', u'other'
* auto_fuel_type = u'gas', u'diesel', u'hybrid', u'electric', u'other'
* auto_paint = u'black', u'blue', u'brown', u'green', u'grey', u'orange', u'purple', u'red', u'silver', u'white', u'yellow', u'custom'
* auto_bodytype = u'bus', u'convertible', u'coupe', u'hatchback', u'mini-van', u'offroad', u'pickup', u'sedan', u'truck', u'SUV', u'wagon', u'van', u'other'
* auto_drivetrain = u'fwd', u'rwd', u'4wd'
* auto_size = u'compact', u'full-size', u'mid-size', u'sub-compact'
* auto_cylinders = u'3 cylinders', u'4 cylinders', u'5 cylinders', u'6 cylinders', u'8 cylinders', u'10 cylinders', u'12 cylinders', u'other'
* condition = u'new', u'like new', u'excellent', u'good', u'fair', u'salvage'

Where to get site and area from?

When initializing any of the subclasses, you’ll need to provide the site, and optionall the area, from where you want to query data.

To get the correct site, follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Find the country or city you’re interested on, and click on it.
  3. You’ll be directed to <site> The value of <site> in the URL is the one you should use.

Not all sites have areas. To check if your site has areas, check for links next to the title of the Craigslist page, on the top center. For example, for New York you’ll see:

Click on the one you’re interested, and you’ll be redirected to <site><area>. The value of <area> in the URL is the one you should use. If there are no areas next to the title, it means your site has no areas, and you can leave that argument unset.

Where to get category from?

You can additionally provide a category when initializing any of the subclasses. To obtain the code of this category, follow these steps:

  1. Go to <site> or just (you’ll be directed to the last used site).
  2. You’ll see a list of categories and subcategories (see image below).
  3. Click on the interested subcategory. You’ll be redirected to the search view for that subcategory. The URL you were redirected will end with /search/<category>. This would be the code for your category.

Is there a limit for the number of results?

Yes, Craigslist caps the results for any search to 3000.


If you find any bug or you want to propose a new feature, please use the issues tracker. I’ll be happy to help you! 🙂