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May 29, 10:10
Question by Trudy McD (Trudy)

List of must-be-notified agencies

Is there a list of "must be notified" agencies, etc. of one's new address?

May 30, 01:10
Answer by alexzehn (Alex Z.)


Here is a summary of who usually needs to be notified:

Goverment and Public Agencies

  • US Post Service (
  • IRS (
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Social Security Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • County Tax Collectors (tax liens holders)

Financial Institutions

  • Banks
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Investment Companies/Brokers
  • Loan Agencies (car, mortgage)
  • Financial Planner
  • PayPal
  • Credit Unions

Retirement Plans

  • 401K
  • IRA / Roth IRA / SEP

Insurance Agencies

  • Health
  • Life
  • Home
  • Auto / Motorcycle/ Boat


  • Electric company
  • Gas / Oil company
  • Municipal services - water, sewer, trash, recycling
  • Telephone service provider
  • Wireless phone provider
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Cable / Satellite Television company
  • Website Hosting Provider

Professional Services

  • Lawyers
  • Accountant
  • Doctors
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian

Miscellaneous accounts

  • Air miles memberships
  • Auto mechanic
  • Video Rental Stores
  • Gardner / Lawn care services
  • Department stores loyalty cards
  • Pharmacy
  • Dry Cleaner


  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Professional Publications (eg. architect monthly)
  • Fraternal Organizations (e.g. alumni news)


  • Address in signatures on email services
  • Social networking sites
  • Shopping sites (e.g., eBay)


  • Your Friends and Family
  • Children's Friends
  • House of Worship
  • Children's Schools
  • Charitable Organizations (for tax receipts)


Good luck with your move,

Alex Z. @

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