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State & Local Government Agencies

Accepting the Designated/Substitute Address

Program participants use the designated (substitute) address when interacting with state and local government agencies. When presented with the ACP Participant ID card, state and local government agencies must accept the designated address as the participant’s legal residential address when creating a public record. 

Agencies may make a copy of the program participant’s ID card for record keeping purposes. 

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ACP Government Agencies

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Disclosure Request

A department of this state, a law enforcement agency, or a local unit of government may request the ACP to provide the confidential address of a program participant if the request is for a legitimate governmental purpose.  A request may only be submitted if the agency was unsuccessful in contacting the program participant using their designated address. 

To request the confidential address, complete the Confidential Address Disclosure Request Form.

The ACP will review all requests made through the website to determine what information should be released.  Requests can be made for the program participant’s enrollment status and confidential address.  However, requests made for the confidential address will be granted for legitimate governmental purpose only.

If the program participant is not identified in the request as a suspect in a criminal investigation, the program participant will receive notice of the request.

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Violation of Disclosure

Except as otherwise provided by law, a person that is authorized to access a confidential address or provided access to a confidential address shall not disclose it to any other person unless the disclosure is authorized under law. 

If violated, a person may be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.

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Freedom of Information Act

Information about a program participant is not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.  1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246, and may only be disclosed as authorized under law. 

See MCL 780.855(12); MCL 780.857(6); and MCL 780.873(3).