How to Change Your Mailing Address When You Move

Just moved to a new home or planning an upcoming move? Congratulations! In addition to all of the excitement surrounding a move, you need to be mindful of certain important tasks to complete.

If you’ve been wondering how to change your address when you move, read on. We have put together a “Moving Change of Address Checklist” to simplify the steps you need to take.

  • The first step on your change of address checklist should be going to the post office. Whether you choose to do so online or in person, your local United States Post Office is the number one stop to make.
  • Make sure that you inform your USPS clerk or note online all addresses to change when moving. This includes having mail forwarded for a certain period of time from your old address to your new one, in addition to any other addresses that may be affected with the relocation—like work/school mailing addresses and more.
  • Forwarding your mail will give you the option to start having mail delivered at your former address automatically sent to the new one based on whatever date(s) you choose.
  • During the period of time that you are having mail forwarded, it is up to you to update different companies/service providers (like credit card companies, family/friends, schools, etc.) of your new address so that they will begin sending physical mail correspondence to the correct place.
  • After your mail forwarding service ends, you will no longer be able to retrieve mail that is still sent to the old address, unless you still have access to that residence or P.O. Box.
  • Fees associated with updating your address and/or forwarding your mail are usually very minimal, and more than worth the nominal amount to ensure you receive mail in a timely manner.
  • Be sure to also alert the appropriate federal agencies (like the IRS) of your new or upcoming address, as well as changing the address on your vehicle registration. Most of these changes can be made online, but some entities may require visits in person, as well as supporting documentation to accompany the request.
  • Your driver’s license also needs to display a current address. Either go to your local DMV’s website or visit a physical location in order to get this information updated as well.

Once you’re able to check the change of address task off of your seemingly never-ending list of things to do associated with your move, you’ll be able to settle in and enjoy your new home with peace of mind.

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