Change of Address Procedures

Important information to keep in mind when relocating..

The U.S. Postal Service provides two ways to change your address. There is a Mover’s Guide which features a “Change of Address” form that can be simply completed, detached, and mailed. Or, visit and click on the “Change of Address” link to enter your new address information online and receive immediate email confirmation.

It is important to individually notify senders of your address change. The US Postal Service will forward packages, newspapers, magazines, and First-Class/Priority/Express Mail, but only for a set amount of time. For standard mail and catalogs, notify mailers directly of your new address. If you receive mail with a yellow label attached, notify the sender of your change of address, as the yellow label indicates that they don’t have your new address. Sending out a short e-mail to your friends, relatives, and coworkers is an easy start in the process of changing your address.

Some important reminders for whom to contact regarding a change of address:

U.S. Postal Service

Internal Revenue Service

Social Security Administration

State Department of Motor Vehicles

U.S. Customs and Immigration Services

Department of Veterans Affairs

Passport Office

Electric/water/gas/sewer/waste company

Telephone/cell phone/TV/Internet providers

Home services (housecleaning, pool, lawn/garden, pets)

Insurance Companies (home, life, auto, medical, dental, disability etc.)

Banks/Credit Unions where you may have accounts

Tax consultant/Accountant

Investment Broker/Retirement accounts

Lenders (car, auto, home, etc.)

Credit cards/department store cards/online pay services (PayPal)



Employer (notify the Human Resources department)


Newspaper/Magazine/Catalog subscriptions


Doctors/eye doctors/dentists/orthodontists/veterinarians/pharmacies

Church/House of worship

Social groups, community groups and civic organizations

Health clubs, children’s clubs and extracurricular activities

Professional associations/Licensing and Certification Boards

Do Not Mail/Do Not Call Lists

Air Miles/Rewards programs

Voter Registration


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