There are some tasks that have to be completed when relocating to a new place that have nothing to do with your new home at all! With several of these to-do’s not being front and center, they can easily be pushed to the back burner.
Updating your drivers license and vehicle registration is one of those necessary tasks. Rather than allowing the need to update your driver’s license to remain out of sight and out of mind, follow the simple steps below to knock it out early.
Get Started on Updating Your Drivers License Early
First of all, don’t wait until after your move to visit your new local DMV. Put the appointment on your calendar and make a special trip for this task alone. Depending on where you are relocating, the DMV in your new area will have different requirements to update your license and registration.
Some states even allow you to update your information online entirely. In that case, just sit back and wait for your new license and paperwork to come in. For others, however, the task might actually require changing out of your pajamas.
There are some states that require you to update your license and registration within 10 days of moving. Failure to do so could result in a fine when you finally get around to it. Knowing the specifics for your state are vital to determining the right process. Fortunately, there are websites that have aggregated the requirements for each state so you won’t have to spend time searching through each state’s site or making phone calls.
Know What Is Required Before Making the Trip
If you are moving to a state with a long list of requirements, then preparing a file with all the necessary paperwork now will save you the hassle and headache later. In several states, those hoping to transfer their license will need to produce their social security card along with another form of identification from a short list of acceptable options.
There is also typically a cost to purchase your new drivers license that varies by state. This cost can also include a transfer fee if moving to a new state. Checking the website of the state to which you are moving will help you know the specific costs and what the options for payment are, many of which do not include personal checks.
Let Movers Make It All Easier
Hiring professional movers like those at All Points Moving & Storage allows you more time to handle the long list of tasks that accompany any move. Call All Points Moving & Storage at 866-421-9490 or use our online contact form to request more information on updating your drivers license and registration with your new address.