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address confidentiality program

in Arkansas

The ACADV does not process applications, manage complaints, or have any formal role in administering this program. This page is for informational purposes only - all details are sourced directly from the Arkansas legal code.


Those interested in applying for, transferring their status from other states, or needing additional information about the ACP will need to contact their local DMV office for assistance. 

According to the Arkansas Legal code (§ 27-16-811 see also HB2529), this program is administered through the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) and those interested in applying should so while applying for or renewing their driver's license. Full program details can be found here:, and for those wishing to download the affidavit to bring to their DMV to apply for this program - please click here: 

This program is limited to a person wishing to substitute a P.O. Box for their permanent address on a drivers license, and participants must meet the following criteria: 

1) Be a victim of domestic violence; or

2) Be a dependent of a victim of domestic violence. 

In order to qualify for this program, a participant must present either: 1) a valid Order of Protection or 2) an affidavit in which the participant states that he or she is: 

1) A victim of domestic violence, or is the dependent of a victim of domestic violence; or

2) Fears further acts of domestic violence, or resides with the victim of domestic violence and fears further acts of domestic violence against his or her parent, custodian, or guardian

All participants must agree to the terms of participation in the Address Confidentiality Program when applying. These terms are outlined below. 

Address Confidentiality Program - Terms of Participation: 

  • Participants shall provide to the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) - otherwise known as their local DMV office - their permanent resident address, which will be kept on file with the department for as long as the participant holds a license that displays a post office box in lieu of a residential address. 

  • Participants must notify the DFA - otherwise known as their local DMV office - of a change to their address and/or their P.O. box if a change occurs.

Limits to Confidentiality - A participant's address will be disclosed by the DFA to a third party IF a person: 

  • Presents a "compelling" reason for access to the residence address in an affidavit;​​

  • Presents present valid identification to the department; and

    • Is not a person against whom the Order of Protection has been entered or who is related by blood or marriage to the person against whom the order of protection has been entered. ​

  • The DFA will maintain a record of each and every person to whom a participant's address has been disclosed. 

  • DFA shall provide written notice to program participants if their address has been disclosed to a third party. 

    • However, ​DFA shall accept complaints from program participants who object to the disclosure to a third party.

      • All complaints will be referred to the prosecuting attorney for "prosecution for perjury or another offense relating to judicial or other official proceedings under § 5-53-101 et seq. related to a false compelling reason stated in an affidavit under subdivision (c)(3)(A)(i) of this section"

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