How to Register My Home Address

Updated March 23, 2017

Moving to a new address is always challenging. In addition to finding movers, researching the school districts and learning all the rules of a new municipality, you must also register your home address. The bank, the postal service, your state's Department of Motor Vehicles and your employer all need to know your new address. The entire process is a little bit less overwhelming if you can set aside a single day to register your address everywhere at once.

Go online or visit the post office to fill out a change-of-address form. This is the most important step as it legally registers your address with the state, federal and local governments.

Contact your bank and credit card companies and inform them of the change of address. They may want to confirm your other personal information and will likely send confirmation letters to both your new and your old addresses.

Contact your company's human resources department and ask for a change-of-address form.

Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to register your address and obtain a new license and plates, if necessary. Most state DMVs also have the capability of updating your information with the state Board of Elections. Ask for a new voter registration card.

Call any company with whom you have an open credit or loan account, such as a car loan repayment office or American Education Services.

Register your child's new address with the proper school district.

Check your mail to verify that all of your contacts are sending mail to the correct address. If not, your mail will arrive with a small yellow sticker from the post office.

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Adela Sanders obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies in 2008 and began writing professionally that same year. She has written environmental compliance reports for numerous American companies and is a contributor to various websites.