The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is a records protection and mail forwarding service designed to protect the address of individuals attempting to escape from domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking or stalking situations. Participants in this program use a substitute address in place of their actual physical or mailing address.
Rules for the ACP program is found in WAC 434-840-001 through WAC 434-840-370 and are governed by the Office of the Secretary of State (SOS).
The ACP assigns a PO Box which is used instead of the person’s actual address and their 1st Class mail is forwarded to their actual address by the state. The address will appear as:
Participants are given a laminated authorization card the size of a driver license. The card has the individual’s signature, substitute address, expiration date, and a toll-free number to the ACP office for information. The toll-free number is 800-822-1065 and the TTY number is 800-664-9677 to verify that the individual is currently certified in the program.
Please visit the WA HCA ACP web site for provider responsibilities and information under ACP.
The Secretary of State web site provides more information on the program, requirements for eligibility, FAQs, and short educational videos on
- Primary Services
- Requirements and Conditions for Participation
- When an address can be released
- Information for and about State Government Agencies