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Why is my home address listed on the website?

When you apply for a GMRS license, the mailing address you provide to the FCC becomes part of the public record. This means anyone can search for your information on the FCC website to look up any applications you have submitted or any licenses that have been granted to you.

Since myGMRS uses the FCC license data to verify our users are actually licensed by the FCC, we download and maintain a public copy of the FCC database for all the granted GMRS licenses. This also allows users of our website to look up a callsign without having to go to the FCC website.

If you have concerns about using your home address, we strongly recommend you use a P.O. Box or a similar mailing address other than your home address. Once you update your address on your GMRS license, we will update it automatically in our system once the FCC publishes it in their next update to third-party websites (typically in 24-48 hours). Please be sure you are updating the address on your GMRS license itself and not just on your FCC account, or it will not take effect.

Even if you do not have a myGMRS account or have your account deleted, your address still is available on the FCC website when you look up your GMRS callsign. Therefore we recommend updating the address rather than asking to have your account deleted, as that won't remove it from the public record.