The DPV® Product identifies whether a ZIP + 4® coded address is currently represented in the USPS® delivery file as a known address record. It also allows users to confirm known USPS addresses, as well as, identify potential addressing issues that may hinder delivery.
Who is DPV® for?
DPV® is for customers who have to confirm if a ZIP + 4 address is USPS delivery point.
Correcting potential addressing issues can reduce the amount of undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA) pieces, which in turn will result in more efficient mail processing and delivery. The DPV® Product identifies whether a ZIP + 4® coded address is currently represented in the USPS® delivery file as a known address record. The DPV® Product allows users to confirm known USPS® addresses as well as identify potential addressing issues that may hinder delivery.
What does DPV® do?
The DPV® Product confirms that:
- The known address has verifiable primary and secondary data.
- The known address has verifiable primary but not secondary data.
- The address cannot be verified as a known address.
The DPV® Product does not append any missing data or correct any address elements.
To become a licensed DPV® provider, applicant must be or in the process of becoming a CASS™ software manufacturer.
Annual License Fee: $11,500.00*
* The initial licensing year is prorated.
Once you have decided to apply to become a DPV® licensee, the next step is to complete the certification process. The process includes the completion of the following documentation:
- Confidentiality Statement
- Self-Certification Survey
- Key Personnel Listing
- Equipment/Software Product Information
Upon completion of these documents, the license must be executed, including the payment of licensing fees.
Applications/ Forms 02/27/2018
This document contains information on licensing and certification key personnel Form for DPV®.
Applications/ Forms 02/27/2018
This document contains the product interface application form for the DPV® product.
Applications/ Forms 07/12/2018
This document contains the License Agreement for DPV®.
Fact Sheets 01/28/2019
This document contains information about licensing fees for USPS® Licensed Products.
This document lists modifications to the DPV® license agreement and supporting documents.
Tech Guides 03/02/2018
Advertising technical guide for licensed products.
Quick Service Guides 10/06/2006
This document contains grading requirements for DPV®, DSF2®, and CASS™ products.
User Guides 03/30/2018
This document provides product licensee performance requirements for DPV®.
Quick Service Guides 07/01/2015
This document contains a guide to obtaining public record seeds.
Contact Lists 02/28/2019
This document provides a contact list of licensees for DPV®.
DPV®/DSF2® License Performance Requirements (LPR) Updates
DPV® Archived Announcements
No-Stat Record Increase
Release Notes 08/26/2016
The Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) REST Web Services document has been updated to include both USPS® and Akamai server calls.
Release Notes 08/03/2016
In an effort to facilitate and grow the packaged‐service business, the USPS® has made the decision to include the PO Box Throwback table in the DPV and AMS API Products.
Licensing Announcement: Updated Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) Download Manager (July 27, 2016)
Download Managaer for DSF2®, DPV®, NCOALink®, SuiteLink®, and AMS API.
As a continuous effort to streamline all of the USPS® licensed products through the utilization of the EPF website, the Licensing Department will facilitate the annual license renewal process by posting renewal invoices to EPF.
Fact Sheets 03/04/2016
In addition to verifying USPS® delivery points, the DPV and DSF2 Products have added two additional hash tables to assist mailers in streamlining delivery to reap the benefits of deliverable mail.
Licensing Announcement: Issue with Downloading Both SHA-1 and SHA-256 Products on Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF)
This announcement details an issue with downloading both the SHA‐1 and SHA‐256 versions of the products using the SOAP Web Services (ColdFusion).
To comply with the recommendations from the December 2014 Office of Inspector (OIG) audit of the NCOALink® program, the USPS® will begin the transition from SHA‐1 to SHA‐256 technology as the method for data encryption.
As a reminder, the Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) website will be migrated to a new server Saturday, March 15.
This licensing announcement serves as a reminder that the EPF for Large Files beta test concludes on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
As a reminder, effective January 27, the DPV licensing fee will change from the current fee of $10,500.00 to $11,000.00.
As a result of the USPS® Domestic and International Mailing Services Price Change, effective January 27, 2013, the DPV licensing fees will change.
To support addresses impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the USPS® is providing vacant and no-stat information via a weekly download from the Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) website.
Effective with the August release, the USPS® has included the PBSA (Post Office Box Street Address) records in the following products.
Effective with the February release of the DPV® monthly data fulfillment, P.O. Box™ (PBSA) records will be added to the CMRA table.
As a result of the USPS Domestic and International Mailing Services Price Change, effective January 22, 2012, the DPV® licensing fees will change.
Effective April 17, the DPV® licensing fee will change from the current fee of $10,000.00 to $10,250.00. All new and existing licensees will be subject to the new fees, meaning any licenses requested on or after April 17 must remit the new fees.
Below are important announcements regarding the DPV Known False Positive files, a DSF2 clarification on False Positive Reporting, and maintenance of False Positive reports.
DPV and DSF2 Products currently have a very limited header file called month.dat which only contains the product month.
If you sublicense your CASS™ Certified address matching software to a third party for their use to create their own customized product, their compliance with the DPV™ license terms and conditions remain your responsibility.
The USPS® Address Management office has determined that there is a small percentage of addresses that will produce a false positive match when presented to the DPV™ Split File Product.
For more information about DPV® or the licensing and certification process, please call the Move Update Support Department at 1-800-589-5766.