Sign Up for Escapees Mail Forwarding Service

Signing up for the Escapees Mail Forwarding Service is easy! First, select the category of service you want. Then, if you’ll be using your Escapees address as your domicile, choose your state. And finally, complete and mail in the required forms. Call us at 888-757-2582 if you have any questions about the signup process. (You must be an Escapees member to sign up for our Mail Forwarding Service. If you’re not yet a member, join now.)

Step 1: Choose a service category

Category A

All Mail Types
$ 95
  • All mail types forwarded (no sorting)
  • Scanning NOT available

Category B

Selected Mail Types
$ 115
  • You select mail types to forward
  • Scanning option available

Category C

Custom Mail Sorting
$ 135
  • Custom sorting for each mail type
  • Scanning option available

Mail Scanning Option

View Mail Online
$ 10
  • View/forward/destroy mail online
  • Scan & view mail contents

Which service category should I choose?

Most members start with Category A, because they usually receive only First Class mail in their first six months of service, making additional mail sorting unnecessary during this period. However, if you want your mail scanned, you’ll need to start with Category B. You can upgrade your service category at any time.

Still not sure? Call us at 888-757-2582 and we’ll help you decide.

Step 2: Choose a state

South Dakota

Every Mail Service member receives a Texas mailing address, which is used for most mail. 

If you’ll use an Escapees address as your domicile, you can choose to be domiciled in Texas, Florida or South Dakota. For Texas, you’ll also use your Escapees mailing address as your legal address. For Florida or South Dakota, you’ll receive a separate address in that state that you’ll use solely for legal purposes.

When choosing your domicile, you’ll need to decide on the state that best suits your needs. Be sure to compare vehicle registration costs, auto and RV insurance premiums, and available health insurance options, as well as other domicile considerations.

If you don’t intend to use your Escapees address as your domicile, simply select Texas for your address.

What’s the difference between a legal address and a mailing address?

Your legal address is where you “reside” for legal purposes–in other words, your domicile. It determines where you vote, obtain a driver’s license, register your vehicles, and can get health insurance, among other things. In contrast, your mailing address is where you receive your mail. 

Your legal address and mailing address can be different. They can even be in different states! Most state and federal agencies let you specify a mailing address that is different from your legal address.

Step 3: Download and complete forms

Download the packet of sign-up forms for your chosen state by clicking the name of the state below. (If you do not plan to use your Escapees address as your domicile, please download the Texas forms.)

Print out the forms and complete them, carefully following the included instructions. Note that the U.S. Postal Service requires your signature on the Form 1583 to be notarized in most cases. Please call us at 888-757-2582 for help with completing the forms, and our friendly staff will be happy to help you.

Step 4: Mail completed forms and payment

Be sure you have included all the required paperwork, as anything that’s missing will delay issuance of your new mailing address:

  • Escapees Mail Service Agreement
  • Escapees:HOME Agreement (only for Florida and South Dakota)
  • USPS Form 1583, Application for Delivery of Mail Through Agent, notarized (for SD applications, two Form 1583s are needed, one for TX and one for SD)
  • Photocopies of two forms of identification (including one photo ID) for each person signing Form 1583
  • Check for your total enrollment fee, if not paying by credit card

Then send your completed paperwork to:

Escapees Mail Service
101 Rainbow Dr
Livingston, TX 77399-9330

Step 5: Enjoy your new Escapees mailing address

When we receive your signup paperwork and confirm that it’s complete, we will send you your new Escapees mailing address. Or, if anything is missing, we’ll contact you to get it resolved. (We cannot issue your new mailing address or begin your service until all your paperwork is complete.)

After you receive your new Escapees mailing address, you should:

Additional services

Business accounts

We must pre-approve mail forwarding service accounts for businesses. Please call us at 888-757-2582 for rates and more information.

Temporary accounts

We also offer temporary mail forwarding services for short-term usage (two to six months). Please call us at 888-757-2582 for information and rates, or download the temporary mail service contract packet.

Mail Service Information Request

Do you have questions about the Escapees Mail Forwarding Service or how to sign up for it? Just fill out the information below, and we’ll be happy to contact you. We won’t share your information with any other company.