Steve Harper

You’re excited about your new apartment, so naturally, you’re going to want to let everybody know your new address.

Here is a rundown of important contacts to notify about your move.

The post office

The first place you should update your contact information is the post office. They'll forward mail to your new apartment while you are in the process of changing your address with individual organizations and companies. (Update your address with the post office online here.)


Utilities and services

Telling your utilities and service providers, such as cable, power, and phone, that you are moving is a must if you want to have light and heat at your new apartment. These are usually best handled over the phone. Keep a record of who you spoke with and the date in case there are any troubles switching your utilities and services to your new apartment.

Your job

You'll need to let your employer know when you move. They will need your new address to send you tax documents, insurance information, and other important resources.

The government

You only have a certain amount of time after you move to change the address on your driver’s license. Laws on how and when you should change your license vary by state, so check with your local department of motor vehicles.

You will also want to change your voter registration information so that you can vote in your new district.

Show me the money!

Anyone you give money to or get money from should have your new address. This includes banks, credit card companies, your car insurance company, student loan lenders, and stockbrokers.

Health and education

Institutions and individuals that provide health and education services to you and your family need to be informed when you move. These include medical insurance companies, doctor's offices, and any schools you or your children attend.

Subscription services

You'll have to update your address for any magazines or newspapers you get to keep receiving those at your new home. If you have any online subscription services, you'll want to update those as well. Don't forget to make the change with Amazon or anywhere else you frequently shop online.

Friends and family

Finally, let your friends and family know your new address. This makes it so much easier for Aunt Sally to send you a birthday card!

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About The Author

Steve Harper enjoys seeking out and writing about topics that matter to renters for the Apartment Guide Blog. He hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Find Steve on Google.