Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) provides services to victims of
domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The ACP is administered by the North
Carolina Attorney General’s Office.
Program participants must be a resident of North Carolina who have recently
relocated and whose new location is unknown to the abuser. The goal of the program is to prevent
the victim’s abuser from finding the victim through the state’s records.
The ACP offers two services, each of which helps keep the victim’s new
location secret. One part is the
participant’s use of the ACP substitute mailing address (costs-free mail
forwarding services). The Attorney General serves as each program participant’s
legal agent for purposes of service of process and receiving and
forwarding first-class, certified and registered mail. The second part of the program prevents
public access to the participant’s actual address on government records.
ACP Substitute Address
participants use the same substitute address located in Raleigh, North Carolina
with each participant family being provided an ACP code number to
differentiate their mail. The ACP
issues an authorization card with the substitute address to be accepted
by state and local governmental agencies.
ACP Protected Records
Protected Records Program protects your actual address when you register
to vote, obtain a drivers license, or signs up for public utilities upon presentation
of a current and valid ACP authorization card. An ACP participant must
specifically request ACP protected records services from state and local
all inquiries about the ACP Program to:
Carolina Attorney General’s Office
Mail Service Center
North Carolina 27699-9099