Whether moving in Dallas or planning a long-distance move, its essential to plan your move and be sure you transition to your new home seamlessly. Use the following checklist to ensure you have notified all the essential people and organizations.

Places to Notify:

1. Notify the post office that you are moving. An online Change of Address form is available on the United States Postal Service Web site. www.usps.com

2. Prepare a list of friends, relatives, business firms and others who should be notified of your move. The following checklist will be helpful:


  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Telephone
  • Sewer District
  • Trash
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Fuel (Oil/Propane)
  • Sewer District

Professional Services

  • Doctor(s)
  • Dentist
  • Accountant
  • Lawyer
  • Broker
  • Insurance Agency

Government Offices

  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Social Security Administration
  • State/Federal Tax Bureaus
  • City/County Tax Assessor
  • Veterans Administration

Personal Accounts

  • Pharmacy
  • Dry Cleaner
  • Lawn Service
  • Bank/Finance Companies
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Laundry Service
  • Auto Finance Company
  • Health Club


  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Professional Journals