Here is a checklist (PDF) that will help guide you through the address change process.
Inform or update your business, service, and personal contacts, such as:
- Banks and other financial institutions
- Credit card companies
- Insurance providers
- Internal Revenue Service (Complete Form 8822 )
- Magazines and newspapers
- Online shopping sites.
- Cable or internet providers
- Clubs or organizations
- The DMV, within 30 days of an address change.
- TSA PreCheck
- An application for a passport that is currently in process (see below)
- Friends and family
If you already have a passport, you do not need to update your address. However, if your application is currently in process, call the National Passport Information Center at (877) 487-2778. For more information, see Travel.State.Gov.
No changes to your property deed are necessary. Property is generally described in deeds by the legal description, the PIN/MCPI, and Tax Map #. While some older deeds may reference a street name or an address, it is not necessary to update your deed.
It may take private companies a month or more to update their databases with your new address. If you regularly order from a company that uses a delivery service other than USPS (such as FedEx) or from a company such as Amazon, please verify that that they have a record of your new address before placing an order. Until your new address has been updated, they should continue to recognize your former address.
If you need a copy of a building or zoning permit with your address after the date it becomes effective, call the Department of Building and Development at 703-777-0220.