Your Complete Change of Address Checklist

 

Change of address checklist

1.The Post Office

Change your address at the nearest post office with Form 3575, call 800-ASK-USPS, or better yet, go online. The Official USPS Change of Address costs $1.10 on a credit card.

2. Your Employer

Make sure your employer knows that you’ve moved so they can update their records for payroll purposes and to send out your tax information at the end of the year.

3. The DMV

Most states allow you to update the address on your driver's license, auto registration and vehicle title by visiting DMV.org. Skip the lines and complete these items online.

4. Financial Institutions

Make sure no important financial statements are delayed by updating your online profiles at the websites of your banks, credit card providers and loan institutions.

5. Insurance Providers

Insurance providers need your new address to create new identification cards and update policies or premiums. Include health insurance, renters or homeowners insurance, plus auto and life insurance providers.

6. Voter Registration 

The process to update your voter information varies by state. Some allow you to update your voter registration online, others require mail-in or in-person updates. USA.gov can help you navigate the process.

7. Subscriptions Services

If you receive magazines, subscription boxes or automated grocery or meal delivery services, make sure you contact these services individually to update your shipping information.

8. Personal Care Providers

Connect with your dentist, primary care physician and any other personal care providers that may need to send statements, appointment reminders or other communications.

9. Social Security Administration

If you’re receiving Social Security benefits, update your address with the Social Security Administration to ensure you don’t miss your benefits distributions.

10. Online Retailers

If your address isn’t updated with your favorite online retailers, you may unintentionally send your new shoes straight to your old doorstep. Be sure to update your profile with online retailers.

 

Are You Covered?

Moving can be overwhelming. If you haven’t had the time to sit down with your insurance agent to review the coverage needs of your new home, now is the time to do it. Contact your local Farm Bureau agent to review your new living situation and to nail down the right coverage for your home.