BuyersSellers January 4, 2018

Address changes to make when moving

Here are a list of some address changes to remember to make when moving:

  • The post office: Log on to or go to your local branch to fill out a change of address form and arrange for mail forwarding.
  • The IRS: Print out and mail in the IRS’ Change of Address form.
  • Utility companies: Arrange for service at your new address, and schedule shut-off at your old address. Make sure the shut-off is at the end of your moving day, so you can still have lights, running water and heat/air conditioning! (In Spokane? Here’s the link for Avista’s moving site:
  • Home or renters’ insurance: Ask if they cover your possessions while moving, too!
  • Car insurance
  • Vehicle registration/driver’s license: You don’t need to pay for a new card, but you will need to update it in the server within 10 days of moving (if in Washington, here’s a link to make the change:
  • Health insurance
  • Your doctor: If moving to a new area, make sure to have your medical files transferred.
  • Government agencies: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid…all need to be notified of your move.
  • Credit card companies: Don’t forget about store cards and loyalty programs!
  • Banks: Also update online banks, retirement funds, and investment accounts.
  • Phone company, cable, and internet: Discontinue service at your old location and schedule new service. (Use Comcast? Here’s a link to transfer your service:
  • Cell phone provider
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Clubs or organizations
  • Newspaper Service (In Spokane and have The Spokesman? Here’s the link to their contact page: