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Address Change:

  • Post Office - Give forwarding address, 4-6 weeks
  • Charge accounts, credit cards
  • Subscriptions: notice requires 6-8 weeks
  • Friends and relatives

Medical, Dental, Prescription Histories:

  • Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals, transfer needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, x-rays
  • Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.
  • Get pets records and a letter of reference to a new vet


  • Obtain school records for your children
  • Veterans notify your draft board or VA office
  • Check to see if your will must be rewritten when moving across state lines

Dont Forget to:

  • Empty freezer
  • Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator
  • Have appliances serviced for moving
  • Clean rugs or clothing before moving
  • Refill drug prescriptions
  • Have car tuned up

On Moving Day:

  • Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover cost of moving
  • Carry jewelry and important documents yourself
  • Plan for transporting of pets
  • Let close friends or relatives know the route and schedule you will travel
  • Double check closets, drawers, shelves, and attic
  • Leave old keys, garage door openers, broiler pans, landscape/house plans and instructional manuals needed by new owner with Realtor or in kitchen drawer

At Your New Address:

  • Obtain certified check or cashier's check necessary for closing Real Estate Transaction (check with title/escrow company for details)
  • Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water, and garbage. Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater, and furnace. Have appliances checked.
  • Ask mailman for any mail he may be holding for your arrival
  • Have a new address recorded on driver's license
  • Visit city offices and register for voting
  • Register car within 5 days after arrival in state or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new lisence plates
  • Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership
  • Apply for state Driver's license
  • Register children in school
  • Arrange for medical services: doctor, dentist, vet, etc.


  • Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
  • Arrange credit references


  • Notify company of new location for coverage: life, health, fire, and auto

Utility Company:

  • Gas, light, water, telephone, cable
  • Get refunds on any deposits made

Delivery Service:

  • Laundry, newspaper, changeover


  • Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.

Quad Cities Realty
Quad Cities Realty

1053 Ripon Ave
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
Direct: 208-798-7798
Cell: 208-305-9670
Fax: 208-798-1598

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