We know moving can be stressful, let alone trying to find out how to update your new address. To help make things easier for you, we hope you find the below 3-step guide and links helpful.
1. Update your address with the post office
2. Update your address or start new service with your Utility Companies
3. Update your Bank, Credit Cards, Cell phone, Cable, Personal Loans, Mortgage Company, Insurance
Company, and any other bill or subscription
How to Change Your Address with the Postal Service
To let the post office know you are going to change your address and want your mail forwarded to your new location, you
have two options:
Go to USPS.com/move to change your address online
- This is the fastest and easiest way, and you immediately get an email confirming the change
- There is a $1 charge to change your address online. You will need a credit or debit card and a valid email
address. The $1 charge to your card is an identity verification fee to prevent fraud and make sure you’re the
one making the change.
- Warning: You don’t need to pay a separate company to change your address. Scammers may charge $40
or more to do what you can do for just $1 using the moving section of the official USPS.com website.
Go to your local post office and request a Mover’s Guide packet.
- Inside the packet is PS Form 3575. Fill out this change of address form and give it to a postal worker
behind the counter or drop it into the letter mail slot inside the post office.
- You should receive a confirmation letter at your new address in five business days.
Find more information and a list of frequently asked questions on how to change your address.
How to Temporarily Change Your Mailing Address or Hold Your Mail at a Post Office
- You can ask your local post office to temporarily change your address.Learn about the timeline rules for a
temporary change of address.
- Your local post office may be able to hold your mail for a short period of time, such as during a vacation, but the
service is not available at all post offices.
How to Change or Cancel Your Request
If you want to cancel or make any changes to your change of address request, you will need your confirmation number. Find
that number on the letter or email you received when you made the initial request. View, update or cancel your request
Change Your Address with Other Government Agencies
Other federal and state agencies to contact when changing your address include:
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) –Contact the IRS to change your address if you are expecting a tax refund or
other mail. You can also change your address with the IRS by writing your new address in the appropriate boxes on
your tax return when you file.
- Social Security Administration (SSA) – Change your address online using your Social Security account if you
receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability benefits or are enrolled in Medicare. If you don’t receive
Social Security benefits or Medicare or you want to change your address by phone or in person,contact the SSA.
- Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – Contact the VA if you are a veteran who receives benefit payments or you
want to update your records.
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) –Contact USCIS within 10 days of a move if you are a non-
U.S. citizen who is required to register your address.
- State Motor Vehicle Agencies –Contact your state to change your address on your drivers license or motor vehicle
- State Election Offices – Contact your state election office to change your address on your voter registration record
and to be assigned a new polling place if you’ve moved outside the boundaries of your current one.
Don’t Forget to Contact your Utilities
Be sure to let your gas, water and electric company know you are moving so they can help you update your account. In
some cases, you will need to use a different company. We have listed the utility companies that service each city below to
help you contact them – use this link to add each city and the corresponding information – https://www.ocar.org/Utilities.html
Update Your Other Accounts and Bills
Even though you may not receive a paper bill for all of your accounts, you will still need to let them know that you have
moved. Here is a list to many places that you may need to update:
Banks and Credit Cards
- Chase – www.chase.com
- Bank of America – www.bankofamerica.com
- Wells Fargo – www.wellsfargo.com
- Orange County Credit Union – www.orangecountyscu.org
- Schools First Credit Union – www.schoolsfirstcu.org
Cable and Internet