When Should I Change Address When Moving?

To process your change of address in Colorado smoothly, it’s faster and easier to start notifying everyone who sends you mail of your new address two weeks before you move. You’ll find most bills and statements have a section for making an address change notification.

This includes notifying the Post Office and other government agencies of your new address. Continue reading below for a list of federal and state agencies you should contact when you change your address.

Notifying the United States Postal Service about your change of address could not be easier. Simply go to to update your address online. This option is commonly preferred for both convenience and speed. For added convenience, you will receive an email confirmation as soon as you change your address online. If you would like to change your address in­person, visit your local post office and ask for a Movers Guide. For other services such as a temporary change of address or a request to hold your mail, visit your local post office.

If you are waiting for a tax refund or other IRS documents, contact the IRS to update your address. Visit their website for a complete list of suggested actions to update your address. If you have not yet filed your taxes, you can update your address by simply writing your new address in the proper boxes when you file your tax return.

If you receive Social Security retirement, disability, or survivors’ benefits, or are enrolled in Medicare, you can update your address online through your my Social Security account. If you are not enrolled in Medicare and do not receive Social Security benefits, you can change your address by contacting the Social Security Administration here.

Veterans who receive benefit payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs should visit this website for guidance on updating an address.

Generally, non­U.S. citizens are required to report a new address within 10 days of moving within the United States or its territories. If you or someone in your household is required to report a change of address, visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website for guidance.

We recommend contacting your state to update your address on your vehicle registration documents and your driver’s license. Visit this website (­and­territories) to find contact information for your state.

Finally, to update your address on your voter registration record, contact your state’s election office. If you are moving out­of­state, it is important that you register to vote in your new state. Click here to find contact information for the election offices in your state.

Importance Of Changing Your Address

After moving there is a long list of things to do and to remember. Most likely you will be starting a new position, your kids going to different schools, the list is endless. What is important to us is to make this process easier for you. 

Getting You to Your New Home Safely

Little Red Wagon wants to make sure you have everything you need in order to make your move quick and easy. This is why we have provided you with a list of items that require address changes as well as how to find them and do them. In addition to this resource, we also have a moving checklist, and educational blog, and a residential moving FAQ. If you are ready to move or have questions about your move we are happy to help and are always available for a call.