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DHS Mailing Address

Information on how to send mail to the Department of Homeland Security.

Contact the Secretary

By Mail:
The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas
Secretary of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528

Freight Delivery Instruction

Vehicles transporting freight destined for DHS Headquarters (HQ) Facilities in Washington, DC, Arlington, Alexandria or the Transportation Security Operations Center are required to undergo security inspections at the Federal Protective Service (FPS) Vehicle Inspection Facility (VIF) prior to making a freight delivery. Freight delivery vehicles must arrive at each destination with a FPS seal attached. All HAZMAT vehicles must be processed through the VIF.

In instances where there are multiple DHS-HQ destinations for one vehicle, the driver will be issued multiple seals at the VIF. All commercial delivery services such as FEDEX, UPS, DHL, are not permitted to make deliveries directly to DHS-HQ Facilities located in Washington, DC, Arlington or Alexandria. As outlined below, the size of the delivery determines whether the cargo should be processed through the VIF or a Remote Delivery Site (RDS).

The VIF is available for inspection of vehicles carrying DHS freight between the hours of 5:00 am to 5:00 pm daily M-F. The VIF is also available from 5:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. The VIF is located at 1880 2nd Street Southwest Washington, DC. Delivery vehicles will also be subjected to explosive detection dogs at the Government's discretion. Please make sure the freight invoice has special instruction for delivery through the FPS facility to final destination.

Two Step Freight Delivery Process

1. Freight delivery truck must undergo security inspection at the FPS VIF address below.

Department of Homeland Security
1880 2nd Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

Point of Contact at VIF is: Captain Williams 202-345-7778

VIF Facility phone number: 202-205-5847

2. Freight delivery truck must make the final delivery to the recipient's physical address. DHS address example is provided below.

Mr. John Doe/Program Manager
MGMT/CRSO/Mailstop 0075
Room 5432/Phone (202) 123-4567
Department of Homeland Security
650 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Mail Delivery Instruction

Mail deliveries using the US Postal Service or a commercial express package service provider such as DHL, UPS or FedEx should be addressed using the five line address format as displayed below. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has incorporated its 4 digit mail stop system with the US Postal Service ZIP + 4 codes to identify the final delivery location.

DHS Address Format

Line Organization Example
1 First Name, Last Name Jane Doe
2 Component or Office Office of the Executive Secretary
3 Mail Stop #XXXX MS 0525
3 Department

Department of Homeland Security

4 Address 2707 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
5 City, State, Zip Code + 4
(note that the + 4 is the Mail Stop)

Washington, DC 20528-0525

List of DHS Headquarters Mail Stops

  • Office of the Executive Secretary - MS 0525
  • Under Secretary for Management - MS 0440
  • Office of the General Counsel - MS 0485
  • Office of the Chief Security Officer/TOB - MS 0370
  • Office of Legislative Affairs - MS 0020
  • Office of Operations Coordination - MS 0425
  • Office of Partnership and Engagement - MS 0385
  • Office of Policy - MS 0445
  • Office of Public Affairs - MS 0470

DHS National Capital Region Zip Codes

Component DC Zip Codes Virginia Zip Codes Maryland Zip Codes
DHS Support 20528 20598 20588
CBP 20229 20598 20588
USCIS 20529 20598 20588
FEMA 20472 20598 20588
FLETC 20528 20598 20588
ICE 20536 20598 20588
TSA 20528 20598 20588
USCG 20593 20598 20588

Packages within the following dimensions can be received as mail at the DHS Consolidated Remote Delivery Site (CRDS). Items exceeding the dimensions should be shipped as freight.

CRDS Facility Call Center phone number: (240) 492-2420

Dimensions & Weight

  • Weight limit for packages at CRDS: 149lbs. per package

Size limit: 165 inches, length + girth (maximum length of one side is 108 inches and the girth is the measurement around a package).

Last Published Date: March 26, 2021

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