address confidentiality program

in Arkansas

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. 

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) 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. 

    • *Note, we do not have contact information for who or where to provide this information to at the DFA. ​

  • Participants must notify the DFA of a change to their address and/or their P.O. box if a change occurs. 

    • *Note, we do not have contact information for who or where to provide this information to at the DFA.

Limits to Confidentiality - A participants 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. 

    • *Note, we do not have information on when a notice will be sent - or if the notice will be sent before or after the 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"

        • *Please note, we do not have information on how complaints should be sent to the DFA or who to contact at the DFA to inquire about this process.