How to Change Your Address: Steps and Tips

Street number sign in front of a Fayetteville home.

Have a new address? First off: congrats on the move! Second, it’s time to change your address on…just about everything. Here’s our list of everyone and everything you need to update.

Driver’s License and Registration

Your first step should be contacting your Department of Motor Vehicles to update your driver’s license and car registration. Sometimes you can simply change your address online and get a new license mailed to you, but be prepared to go in person if need be.

Alert Service Providers and Schools

Any service provider that sends you bills or visits your home needs to be given your new address. These are a few of the companies and organizations that you may need to reach out to:

  • Doctor’s offices
  • Dentists
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Schools and daycares
  • Lawn and landscaping services
  • House cleaners
  • Accountants and tax professionals

Update Your Bank and Credit Card Information

Contact your bank and all of your credit card companies to ensure your address information is up to date. If you have any credit or debit cards that are expiring, be certain that your replacement card is being sent to the correct location!

Update Your Subscription Services

No one likes having their subscription was sent to the wrong home! Change your address on subscription services like magazine subscriptions or any items you have delivered via an automatic subscription (for example, your dog food that comes once a month).

A Quick Tip

It’s hard to remember everywhere you need to change your address, so keep a note on your phone of every business or person who needs the update. Whenever you think of a new one, add it! This way you don’t have to remember everything all at once and can check off each change of address as you go.

Best of luck, and enjoy your new space!