What is the "Safe at Home Program"?

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A victim-survivor of domestic violence may apply for a Safe At Home program, which is run by the Secretary of State's office in California.   The Safe At Home program will give you a substitute mailing address to use on official documents, including:

  • your court papers
  • your driver's license
  • your voter registration papers, and,
  • if you decide to get married while on the program, your address will remain confidential on those documents as well.

Any first-class or government mail sent to you at that address will be forwarded within
48 hours.

  • Any Service of Process delivered to the address also will be passed on to you.
  • If you follow the rules, you can use the address for up to 4 years.


For more information about enrolling in this no-cost mail forwarding service, call the program toll-free at 1-877-322-5227 or you can go to the California Secretary of State's website: click here. Opens new window



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