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Security Freeze Fees and Requirements


Security freeze fees for placement, for removing, and replacing a security freeze differs by state. Please refer to your state of residence below. You will find one or more specific requirement listed with each state. Find the scenario that applies to you. For each scenario/requirement, there can be varying fees charged per freeze action listed.

Please click here for more information on how to freeze your exchange credit report.

For protected consumers or minors, Equifax does not currently charge a fee for any freeze request even if allowed by the state.
Alabama
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 Not Available $10 $5
65 years of age or older Free $10 Not Available $10 $5
If you are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid investigative or incident report or complaint with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your identifying information by another person that was filed with the law enforcement agency no more than 90 days prior to your request for a security freeze, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Equifax credit file, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Equifax credit file or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Alaska
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $5 $2 $2 Free First Free (Subsequent $5 each)
Minor or Protected Consumer $5 (no fee if protected consumer is an ID theft victim) $2(no fee if protected consumer is an ID theft victim) $2(no fee if protected consumer is an ID theft victim) Free First Free (Subsequent $5 each unless ID theft victim)
If you are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid complaint filed with a law enforcement agency, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN. A minor is an individual who is younger than 18 at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made. A protected consumer is an individual who an incapacitated person or a protected person for whom a legal guardian or conservator has been appointed.

Arizona
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $5 $5 Not Available $5 $5
Protected Consumer $5 (no fee if protected consumer is an ID theft victim or under the age of 16) Not Available Not Available $5 (no fee if protected consumer is ID theft victim or under the age of 16) Not Available
If you are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN. A protected consumer is an individual who is younger than 16 years of age at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made, or is an incapacitated person or a protected person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed.

Arkansas
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim No fees for victims of ID theft with police report or a copy of a valid investigative report or incident report or complaint with a law enforcement agency alleging ... $10 $10 Not Available $10 $10
Non-Victim  $5 $5 Not Available $5 $5
65 years of age or older Free Free Not Available Free Free
For the initial placement of a security freeze if you have been a victim of identity theft and want to place a security freeze under the Arkansas Consumer Report Security Freeze Act you must submit a copy of a valid police report, investigative report, incident report or complaint with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your identifying information by another person.

California
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
Protected Consumer $10 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16) Not Available Not Available $10 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16) Not Available
65 years of age or older Free $5 $5 $5 $5
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report or valid Department of Motor Vehicles investigative report that alleges a violation of Section 530.5 of the Penal Code, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN. A protected consumer is an individual who is younger than 16 years of age at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made, or is an incapacitated person or a protected person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed.

Colorado
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim First Free (Subsequent Freezes $10 each) $10 $12 $10 $10
Non-Victim First Free (Subsequent Freezes $10 each) $10 $12 $10 $10

Connecticut
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim and spouse Free Free Free Free Free
Any person covered under health insurance policy of ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Victim of domestic violence Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim * $10 $10 $12 $10 Free
62 years of age or older Free Free Free Free Free
16 or 17 years of age Free Free Free Free Free
Minor or incapacitated Person Free Free Free Free Free
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid investigative or incident report or complaint with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your identifying information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, or to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report. Further, if you are the spouse of an identity theft victim, or if you are covered under the health insurance policy of someone who is an identity theft victim, and you submit a copy of a valid investigative or incident report or complaint with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your spouse's or family member's identifying information by another person, no fees will be charged to place, temporarily lift, or remove a security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report. A minor is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made. An incapacitated person is an individual for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed by a court.
*Although Connecticut state law allows charges for certain adult security freeze requests, Exchange Service Center does not currently charge Connecticut residents for any security freeze requests.

District of Columbia
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free First Free (Subsequent $10 each)
Non-Victim $10 Free Free Free First Free (Subsequent $10 each)
If you are a victim of identity theft, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report or for a replacement 10 digit PIN. It is requested that you submit a copy of a valid police report that you have filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person.

Delaware
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 Free Not Available Free First Free (Subsequent $10 each)
65 years of age or older $5 Free Not Available Free Free
Protected Consumer $5 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available Not Available $5 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available
If you or a protected consumer are a victim of identity theft and you submit a copy of a valid police report documenting the identity theft, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A "protected consumer" is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or an incapacitated person or a protected person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed.

Florida
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 Not Available $10 $10
65 years of age or older Free $10 Not Available Free Free
Protected Consumer/Minor $10 Not Available Not Available $10 $10
If you or a protected consumer are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid investigative or incident report or complaint with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your identifying information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A "protected consumer" is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or an incapacitated for whom a guardian has been appointed by a court.

Georgia
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $3 $3 Not Available $3 $5
65 years of age or older Free $3 Not Available $3 $5
Protected Consumer/Minor $10 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available Not Available $10 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available
If you or a protected consumer are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a valid copy of an investigative or incident report or complaint with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your identifying information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A "protected consumer" is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or an incapacitated for whom a guardian has been appointed by a court.

Hawaii
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $5 $5 $5 $5 $5
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party, parties or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Idaho
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $6 $6 $6 Free $10
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Illinois
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
65 years of age or older Free $10 $10 Free Free
Minor $10 Not Available Not Available $10 Not Available
Disabled Person $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
Active Duty Military Free Free Free Free Free
If you, the minor or disabled person are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time or for a specific party, to permanently remove the security freeze on your data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

A 'disabled person' is an individual who has an appointed guardian or agent under Illinois law. A 'minor' is an individual under the age of 18 or an individual age 18 but under age 21 who has a guardian.

A 'military service member' is a resident of Illinois who is a member of any component of the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard of any state, the District of Columbia, a commonwealth or a territory of the United States who has entered any full-time training or duty for which the service member was ordered to report by the President, the governor of a state, commonwealth, or territory of the United States, or another appropriate military authority. An active duty military service member who has submitted a copy of his or her orders calling the service member to military service and any orders further extending the service member' s period of service if currently active, may not be charged a fee for any security freeze request.

Indiana
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Protected Consumer / Minor $5 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available Not Available $5 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) $5 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years)
*If you or a protected consumer are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid a police report of alleged identity fraud or an identity theft passport, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your or the protected consumer's Equifax credit file, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Equifax credit file, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A "protected consumer" is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or an incapacitated for whom a guardian has been appointed by a court.

Iowa
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $12 Not Available $10 $10
Protected Consumer/Minor $5 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available Not Available $5 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available
If you or a protected consumer are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report concerning the unlawful use of identification information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A "protected consumer" is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or an incapacitated for whom a guardian has been appointed by a court.

Kansas
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $5 $5 Not Available $5 Exchange Service Center does not charge for removal Free
Protected Consumer $10 (no fee if under 16 years of age) Not Available Not Available $10 (no fee if under 16 years of age) Not Available
For the initial placement of a security freeze if you or a protected consumer have been a victim of identity theft and want to place a security freeze under the Kansas security freeze law, you must submit a copy of a valid copy of a police report, investigative report or complaint you filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person. A 'protected consumer' is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or an individual for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed.

Kentucky
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 Not Available $10 $10
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report filed with a law enforcement agency, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Louisiana
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim or 62 years of age or older Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $8 Not Available Free $10
Protected Consumer/Minor $10 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available Not Available $10 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available
If you or a protected consumer are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report as described in R.S. 9:3568, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A "protected consumer" is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or an incapacitated for whom a guardian has been appointed by a court.

Maine
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Protected Consumer Free Not Available Not Available Free Not Available
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency that alleges you are a victim of identity theft, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN. A 'protected consumer' is an individual who is under 16 years of age at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made.

Maryland
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $5 $5 $5 $5 $5
Protected Person $5 Not Available Not Available $5 Not Available
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid a police report of alleged identity fraud or an identity theft passport, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A "protected consumer" is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or an incapacitated person or protected person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed under Maryland law.

Massachusetts
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim or Spouse Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $5 $5 $5 $5 $5
If you or your spouse is a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Michigan
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
Protected Consumer $10 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available Not Available $10 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available
If you or a protected consumer are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A "protected consumer" is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or an incapacitated person or a protected person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed under Michigan law.

Minnesota
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $5 $5 $5 $5 First Free (Subsequent $5)
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report or a police case number documenting the identity theft, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Mississippi
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim $10 Free Free Free $10
Non-Victim $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
For the initial placement of a security freeze if you have been a victim of identity theft and want to place a security freeze under the Mississippi security freeze law you must submit a copy of a valid police report, investigative report, incident report or complaint with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your identifying information by another person.
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency regarding the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, or to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report.

Missouri
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim First $5 (Subsequent $10) $5 $5 Free $10
If you are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Montana
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $3 $3 $3 Free $5
If you are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, an investigative report, or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Nebraska
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim  Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $3 $3 Not Available Free First Free (Subsequent $5)
Protected Consumer $3 (no fee if under 16 years of age) Not Available Not Available $3 (no fee if under 16 years of age) Not Available
If you or a protected consumer have been a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report evidencing that you have alleged to be a victim of identity theft, no fees will be charged for your security freeze request. A 'protected consumer' is an individual under 16 years of age at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made, or an incapacitated person for whom a guardian or guardian ad litem has been appointed.

Nevada
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim or 65 years of age or older Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency regarding the unlawful use of your personal information, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

New Hampshire
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

New Jersey
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free $5 $5 $5 $5
Non-Victim Free $5 $5 $5 $5

New Mexico
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim or 65 years of age or older Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $5 $5 $5 $10
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report or investigative report filed with a law enforcement agency alleging the crime of identity theft, or 65 years of age or older, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party, parties or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
Payment of the appropriate fees can be made by check, ACH payment, debit card or major credit card.  For VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express payment, you will need to provide your name as it appears on the card, the card number and the expiration date.  For ACH payment, you will need to call 888-298-0045 for processing.

New York
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim First Free (Subsequent Freezes $5 each) $5 $5 $5 $5
Protected Consumer $15 Not Available Not Available $15 Not Available
If you or a protected consumer are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a report of identity theft from a law enforcement agency or a copy of a signed Federal Trade Commission identity theft victim's affidavit, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN. A "protected consumer" is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made.

North Carolina
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim or 62 years of age or older or spouse of ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $3 for mail & telephone, Online free Free Free Free First free (Subsequent freezes $3 each) 
Protected Consumer $5 Not available Not available $5 Not available 
If you or your spouse is a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid investigative or incident report or complaint with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of the victim's identifying information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN. A 'protected consumer' is an individual under the age of 16 or who is incapacitated or for whom a guardian or guardian ad litem has been appointed. If the representative of a protected consumer has submitted a copy of a valid investigative or incident report or complaint with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of the protected consumer' s identifying information by another person, then no fee may be charged for the placement or removal of a security freeze for the protected consumer.

North Dakota
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $5 $5 $5 Free First Free (Subsequent $5)
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid investigative report or complaint to a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of the victim's information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party, parties or specific period of time, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Ohio
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $5 $5 $5 $5 $5
Protected Consumer Free N/A N/A Free N/A
If you are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A protected consumer is an individual who is under sixteen years of age, or a person for whom a guardian of the estate or conservator has been appointed.

Oklahoma
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 Not Available $10 $10
65 years of age or older Free $10 Not Available Free $10
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid investigative or incident report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your identifying information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Oregon
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 Not Available $10 $10
Protected Consumer $10 (no fee if protected consumer is not older than 16 years old) Not Available Not Available $10 (no fee if protected consumer is not older than 16 years old) Not Available
If you are the victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, incident report or identity theft declaration that you have filed with a law enforcement agency, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

A "protected consumer" is an individual who is not older than 16 years old at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or incapacitated or for whom a court or other authority has appointed a guardian or conservator.

Pennsylvania
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 $10 Free $10
65 years of age or older Free $10 $10 Free Free
If you are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report that you have filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Puerto Rico
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
65 years of age or older Free $10 $10 Free Free
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of an investigative report, or incident report or of a complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time or for a specific party, to permanently remove the security freeze on your data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
Rhode Island
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim or 65 years of age or older Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 Not Available $10 First Free (Subsequent $5)
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid incident report from or a complaint to a law enforcement agency, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report or, for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

South Carolina
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Protected Consumer/Minor Free Not Available Not Available Free Not Available
A "protected consumer" is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or an incapacitate for whom a guardian has been appointed by a court.

South Dakota
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
Protected Consumer $5 Not available Not available $5 Not applicable
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of an investigative report, or incident report or of a complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time or for a specific party, to permanently remove the security freeze on your data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A "protected consumer" is a person who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for a security freeze is made or an incapacitated person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed. If a protected consumer's representative provides a copy of a police report or affidavit of alleged identity theft against the protected consumer, no fee will be charged to place or remove a security freeze on the protected consumer's file.

Tennessee
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $7.50 Free Not Available $5 $5
Protected Consumer Free Not Available Not Available Free Not Available
If you are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A protected consumer is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time of a request for a placement of a security freeze is made or an incapacitated person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed.

Texas
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 $12 $10 $10
Protected Consumer Free Not Available Not Available Free Not Available
If you or a protected consumer are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report, or complaint made under Section 32.51, Penal Code, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A "protected consumer" is an individual who is younger than 16 years of age at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made.

Utah
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 Not Available Free $10
Protected Consumer $5 (no fee if protected consumer is an ID theft victim or under the age of 16) Not Available Not Available $5 (no fee if protected consumer is an ID theft victim or under the age of 16) Not Available
If you are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN. A protected consumer is an individual who is younger than 16 years of age at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made, or is an incapacitated person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed.

Vermont
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $5 $5 $5 $5
If you are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a valid copy of a police report, investigative report or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency about the unlawful use of your personal information by another person, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific party, parties or specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Virginia
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Free Free Free
Non-Victim $10 Free Free Free $10
Protected Consumer/Minor $10 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available Not Available $10 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available
If you or a protected consumer are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report, no fee will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A "protected consumer" is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or an incapacitated for whom a guardian has been appointed by a court.

Washington
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim  Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 Not Available $10 $10
65 years of age or older Free Free Not Available Free Free
Protected Consumer $3 (no fee if under 16 years of age) Not Available Not Available $3 (no fee if under 16 years of age)
If you or a protected consumer have been a victim of identity theft and you submit a copy of a valid police report evidencing your claim to be a victim of a violation of RCW 9.35.020, no fees will be charged. A 'protected consumer' is an individual under 16 years of age at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made, or an incapacitated individual for whom a guardian or limited guardian has been appointed.

West Virginia
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim or written complaint to the FTC, Attorney General of WV, or other law enforcement agency Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $5 $5 Not Available $5 $5
If you are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police, an investigative report or a written complaint made to the Federal Trade Commission, to the Office of the Attorney General of West Virginia or to a law enforcement agency concerning the identity theft, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

Wisconsin
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 Not Available $10 $10
Protected Consumer $10 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available Not Available $10 (no fee if protected consumer is under the age of 16 years) Not Available
If you or a protected consumer are a victim of identity theft and submit or have previously submitted a copy of a valid police report to verify the crime, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.
A "protected consumer" is an individual who is under the age of 16 years at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made or an individual for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed.

Wyoming
Requirement Fees 
Security Freeze Placement Date Range Lift Specific Party Lift Permanent Removal Replacement PIN
ID Theft Victim Free Free Not Available Free Free
Non-Victim $10 $10 Not Available $10 $10
If you are a victim of identity theft and you submit or have previously submitted a valid copy of a police report that you have filed with a law enforcement agency about unlawful use of your personal information by another person or a police case number documenting the identity theft, no fees will be charged to place a security freeze on your Exchange Service Center data report, temporarily lift the security freeze for a specific period of time, to permanently remove the security freeze from your Exchange Service Center data report, or for a replacement 10 digit PIN.

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