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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 48 - 28A - 105 §48-28A-105. Use of designated address.
(a) Upon demonstration of a program participant's certification in the program, state and local agencies and the courts of this state shall accept the designated address as a program participant's address for the purposes of creating a new public record unless the Secretary of State has determined that:

(1) The agency or court has a bona fide statutory or administrative requirement for the use of the program participant's residential or mailing address, such that the agency or court is unable to fulfill its statutory duties and obligations without the program participant's residential or mailing address; and

(2) The program participant's residential or mailing address will be used only for those statutory and administrative purposes, and shall be kept confidential, subject to the confidentiality provisions of section one hundred eight of this article.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) and upon the request of the Secretary of State, the Division of Motor Vehicles shall use the designated address for the purposes of issuing a driver's license or identification card: Provided, That the division of motor vehicles shall not be prohibited from collecting and retaining a program participant's residential or mailing address or both addresses to be used only for statutory and administrative purposes. Any residential or mailing address of a program participant collected and retained pursuant to this subsection shall be kept confidential, subject to the provisions of section one hundred eight of this article.

(c) A designated address may be a post office box and may be used by a participant for voter registration purposes, as long as the Secretary of State has on file for the participant a residential and mailing address, as provided in section one hundred three of this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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