DPV Notes and Field Information

As of May 2007, the USPS made Delivery Point Validation (DPV) mandatory for automation mail.  AccuZIP6 5.0 fully integrates and supports DPV, and will add the following fields and notes to your database when validating.  For more information on validating a database, see Validating the Data.  During validation with DPV, the fields DPV_ and DPVNOTES_ are added to the database automatically.  In those fields, you will find the following codes, as well as their descriptions.

 

DPV_ Codes

 

Position 1 = DPV Confirmation Indicator

The DPV Confirmation Indicator is the primary method used by the USPS to determine whether an address was considered deliverable or undeliverable.

Field contains the results of the call to the DPV Confirmation Hash Table: dph.hsa

 

Y = Address was DPV confirmed for both primary and (if present) secondary numbers.

D = Address was DPV confirmed for the primary number only, and Secondary number information was missing.

S = Address was DPV confirmed for the primary number only, and Secondary number information was present but unconfirmed.

N = Both Primary and (if present) Secondary number information failed to DPV Confirm.

Blank = Address not presented to hash table.

 

 

Position 2 = DPV CMRA Indicator

* CMRA Indicates a private business that acts as a mail-receiving agent for specific clients.

Field contains the results of the call to the DPV CMRA Hash Table: dph.hsc

 

Y = Address was found in CMRA table.

N = Address was not found in CMRA table.

Blank = Address not presented to hash table.

 

 

Position 3 = DPV False Positive Indicator

The False Positive table flags the False Positive addresses.  This is a flag to determine whether a mailing list is being generated or created during validation.  Creating a mailing list through DPV certification is not allowed by the USPS.

Field contains the results of the call to the DPV False Positive Hash Table: dph.hsf

 

Y = Address was found in False Positive table.

N = Address was not found in False Positive table.

Blank = Address not presented to hash table.

 

 

Position 4 = Vacant Indicator (New)

A delivery point was active in the past, but is currently vacant (in most cases, unoccupied over 90 days) and not receiving delivery.

Field contains the results of the call to the DPV VACANT Hash Table: dph.hsv

 

Y = Address was found in VACANT table.

N = Address was not found in VACANT table.

Blank = Address not presented to hash table.

 

 

Position 5 = DSF2 No Stats Indicator (New)

Indicates the address is not receiving delivery, and the address is not counted as a possible delivery. These addresses are not receiving delivery because A) delivery has not been established; B) customer receives mail as a part of a drop; or C) the address is no longer a possible delivery because the carrier destroys or returns all of the mail.

Field contains the results of the call to the DPV NOSTATS Hash Table: dph.hsx

 

Y = Address was found in NOSTATS table.

N = Address was not found in NOSTATS table.

Blank = Address not presented to hash table.

 

 

Position 6 = PBSA Indicator - P.O. Box Street-Style Address (New)

Identifies which Street addresses in a database are actually Post Office Box physical locations

Field Description:

 

Y = Address is actually a PO Box physical address

N = Address was not found in PBSA table.

Blank = Address not presented to hash table.

 

If the DPV_ field is empty, the Address was not submitted for confirmation.  The record must first pass CASS certification to be passed to DPV.  Any records which fail the preliminary CASS validation will not have a code in the DPV_ field.

 

DPVNOTES_ field could contain any combination of the following codes:

AA: ZIP4 matched

A1: ZIP4 did not match

BB: HSA_DPV confirmed entire address

CC: HSA_DPV confirmed address by dropping secondary info

F1: Military Match

G1: General Delivery Match.

N1: HSA_DPV confirmed a highrise or box type address w/o secondary info

M1: Primary number missing from address

M3: Could not confirm address

P1: Box type address missing box number

P3: Box number invalid

RR: HSC_DPV confirmed address

R1: HSC_DPV confirmed a highrise or box type address w/o secondary info

U1: Unique ZIP Code Match.