Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: April 29, 2010
Sen. Mike Mazzei
Oklahomans to Have Choice of Using P.O.
Box on Driver License
A new law will go on the books this year to give Oklahomans
the option of listing their post office box number or other mailing
address on their driver license instead of their physical address.
Mazzei, R-Tulsa, introduced the measure at the request of a
citizen from his district.
“She, like many Oklahomans, prefers the additional security
of using a post office box so that her mail isn’t stolen from
her mailbox on the street.” Mazzei said. “But when she
asked to use that address on her driver license, she was told she
couldn’t do that. Under this new law, you can use your mailing
address on your license, but the Department of Public Safety (DPS)
will have your actual physical address on their records in case
they need to contact the license holder.”
Mazzei expressed his thanks to Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton, who
helped carry the bill in the Senate as well as House co-author,
Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Tulsa. The measure was passed unanimously in
both chambers and was signed into law by Gov. Henry on April 20.
“Allowing people to use their post office box address on
their license will also give crime victims some protection against
further victimization,” Mazzei explained. “For example
if a woman’s purse is stolen, not only do the thieves have
her house keys, but with her license they also have the victim’s
address. This bill provides an extra measure of privacy and security
for our citizens. At the same time, DPS will have access to physical
addresses of the driver license holder should there be a need to
locate that person.”
The new law takes effect on November 1, 2010.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Marlatt: (405) 521-5626