DPV®

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 a USPS delivery point.

First Class Mail

First Class Mail

Parcels

Parcels

Periodicals

Periodicals

Standard Mail

Standard Mail

Description

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.

What's next?

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:

  • Application
  • 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.

Featured Resources

Applications/ Forms
02/27/2018
Licensing and Certification Key Personnel Form for DPV®

This document contains information on licensing and certification key personnel Form for DPV®.

Applications/ Forms
02/27/2018
DPV® Product Interface Application (PDF)

This document contains the product interface application form for the DPV® product.

Contact Lists
02/28/2019
DPV® Licensees

This document provides a contact list of licensees for DPV®.

Applications/ Forms
07/12/2018
DPV® License Agreement

This document contains the License Agreement for DPV®.

Fact Sheets
05/16/2019
Licensing Fees

This document contains information about licensing fees for USPS® Licensed Products.

Announcements
07/30/2018
Modifications to DPV® License and Supporting Documents

This document lists modifications to the DPV® license agreement and supporting documents.

Tech Guides
03/02/2018
Advertising Technical Guide

Advertising technical guide for licensed products.

Quick Service Guides
10/06/2006
DPV®, DSF2®, CASS™ Grading Requirements

This document contains grading requirements for DPV®, DSF2®, and CASS™ products.

User Guides
03/30/2018
DPV® Product Licensee Performance Requirements

This document provides product licensee performance requirements for DPV®.

Quick Service Guides
07/01/2015
How to obtain Public Seeds Records

This document contains a guide to obtaining public record seeds.

DPV®/DSF2® License Performance Requirements (LPR) Updates

DPV® Archived Announcements

Announcements
11/22/2017
No-Stats Increase (November 22, 2017)

No-Stat Record Increase

Announcements
07/21/2017
Release Notes
08/26/2016
Updated Rest Web Services Documentation

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
PO Box™ Throwback Table in the DPV® Product

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.

Announcements
07/27/2016
Licensing Announcement: Updated Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) Download Manager (July 27, 2016)

Download Managaer for DSF2®, DPV®, NCOALink®, SuiteLink®,  and AMS API.

Announcements
06/14/2016
Annual Renewal Invoices on Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF)

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
Door Not Accessible (DNA) & No Secure Location (NSL) Tables

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.

Announcements
01/26/2016
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).

Announcements
01/07/2016
Licensing Announcement: SHA-256 Products on Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF)

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.

Announcements
03/14/2014
Licensing Announcement: Reminder on Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) Server Migration

As a reminder, the Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) website will be migrated to a new server Saturday, March 15.

Announcements
05/17/2013
Licensing Announcement: Reminder on Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) for Large Files Beta Test

This licensing announcement serves as a reminder that the EPF for Large Files beta test concludes on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Announcements
01/11/2013
Licensing Announcement: DPV® Pricing Changes Reminder (January 11, 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.

Announcements
12/07/2012
Licensing Announcement: DPV® Price Change (December 7, 2012)

As a result of the USPS® Domestic and International Mailing Services Price Change, effective January 27, 2013, the DPV licensing fees will change.

Announcements
11/29/2012
Licensing Announcement: DPV®/DSF2® Files to Support Hurricane Sandy

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.

Announcements
07/25/2012
DPV® PBSA Records

Effective with the August release, the USPS® has included the PBSA (Post Office Box Street Address) records in the following products.

Announcements
01/17/2012
DPV® CMRA Table Expansion

Effective with the February release of the DPV® monthly data fulfillment, P.O. Box™ (PBSA) records will be added to the CMRA table.

Announcements
12/21/2011
Licensing Announcement: DPV® Price Changes (December 21, 2011)

As a result of the USPS Domestic and International Mailing Services Price Change, effective January 22, 2012, the DPV® licensing fees will change.

Announcements
02/04/2011
Licensing Announcement: DPV® Price Change (February 4, 2011)

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.

Announcements
01/25/2008
Licensing Announcement: DPV® Known False Positives (January 25, 2008)

Below are important announcements regarding the DPV Known False Positive files, a DSF2 clarification on False Positive Reporting, and maintenance of False Positive reports.

Announcements
04/25/2008
Licensing Announcement: DPV®/DSF2® Header Files

DPV and DSF2 Products currently have a very limited header file called month.dat which only contains the product month.

Announcements
06/11/2007
DPV® License Responsibilities Letter

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.

Announcements
11/08/2004
Letter to CASS™ Vendors

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.

Related Products

DSF2®

DSF is an approved method outlined in the Domestic Mail Manual for sequencing mail pieces in walk-sequence when not using a simplified address.

Contact

For more information about DPV® or the licensing and certification process, please call the Move Update Support Department at 1-800-589-5766.