One of the hardest parts of moving to Oregon is figuring out how to change all of your personal identification. Because you only have so long to change your address! When you’re packing and unpacking everything in your new place, the last thing you want to do is figure out how to contact the DMV, the post office, your tax registration, and everywhere else you can think of to change your address. Thankfully, you don’t have to do it. In this guide, we have all the places you’ll need to contact as well as a step-by-step guide to changing your address in Oregon. The good news is most address changes can be done online!
Oregon DMV Change of Address
The Oregon DMV is where you will get a new driver’s license. It’s important to get your Oregon driver’s license address changed within 30 days of moving to your new property. Thankfully, this is a one-stop place to change two items: your drivers license address and your vehicle’s registration. There are multiple Oregon DMVs located around the state, so you can go to the city’s closest location to you. Here is a list of Oregon DMV offices.
Oregon Drivers License Address Change
If you don’t like going to the DMV, you’re in luck! It’s true that going to the DMV can take a long time, so if you can avoid it, who wouldn’t choose that option, right? Thankfully, you can change your address online by going here. You’ll need sensitive information about yourself, including where you previously lived and your driver’s license number, so be sure to have that on hand. If you’d rather avoid going online, you can also do it by phone at 503-945-5000. Another option is to go into a DMV location nearest to you and change it in person.
Unfortunately, you will have to pay a fee no matter how you change your address in Oregon. A new driver’s license or permit is $26. You’ll need a new license when you move, and to make sure you don’t have to visit the DMV more than once, make sure you bring these items with you when getting a new license:
- A bill addressed to your new residence to prove you live there
- Your social security number
- Proof of your legal name (you can use your old license for this)
- Your date of birth (your old license or your birth certificate)
- Proof of your identity (your old license, passport, or identification card will work)
Remember that you’ll need to have your photo taken for your new license, so be ready for that. But the good news is that you won’t have to take a driver’s test! However, you will need to take a knowledge test, so you’ll want to be sure to go over the practice questions here. They’re pretty easy, and you should know the answers just from your driving experience. Still, it’s a good refresher to do the practice test.
Vehicle Registration Address Change in Oregon
Another thing you’ll need to do when moving to Oregon is change your vehicle registration. To do this, you’ll need to go online here. If you’d rather do it in person, you’ll need to fill out the online form, write out a check for $5 and go into the Oregon DMV location closest to you. You can also mail it in if that’s easiest for you. You’ll need your vehicle identification number, your previous address, your new address, and a few other details, so be sure you have that on hand.
Oregon DMV Contact Info
Phone Number: (503) 299-9999
USPS Change of Address in Oregon
Perhaps the most important address change while living in Oregon is the one through USPS. This is how you change your official residence. If you don’t update USPS on where you live, it can be difficult to change your address in Oregon for everything else. This is because you’ll often need proof of residence, and this can only happen with a bill or official letter that’s been sent to your new home.
In order to keep receiving your mail and getting your up-to-date bills and other information, you’ll need to change your address in Oregon with USPS. Thankfully, it’s a really easy process. But, changing your address isn’t free. It’s pretty close, though! All you need to do is go online here and pay a $1.05 fee. You’ll input your new address and old address with your contact information. Then, USPS will ask you what address you’ve previously lived at. That’s how they keep things safe and secure. Just remember, updating your address with USPS doesn’t mean that your packages will be forwarded. You’ll need to make sure you choose that option while changing your address to forward your mail from your old residence for a year.
Oregon USPS Contact Info
Phone Number: 1-800-275-8777
Oregon Change of Address for Tax Agencies
You’ll need an IRS change of address whenever you change addresses. You can actually wait to do this until you file your taxes the next year, or if you need an updated address for a tax return or refund, you’ll need to fill out Form 8822. This cannot be completed online. You’ll need to mail it in with a written statement. On this written statement, you’ll need:
- Your full name
- New address
- Old address
- Date of birth
- Your social security number
Oregon Department of Revenue
You can change your address with the Oregon Department of Revenue here. You’ll need to mail it in.
Oregon Department of Revenue Contact Information
Phone Number: 503-945-8073
Address: Oregon Department of Revenue, 955 Center Street NE, Salem, OR 97301-2555
Oregon IRS Contact Information
Phone Number: 800-919-9835
Change Your Address for Oregon Utilities
Depending on where you live in Oregon, you may have to do a few different address changes with your utilities. It’s important to contact your utility companies directly to see what needs to be done. Right now, the best way to find your electric and gas utilities in Oregon is to go here. There are over 38 companies to choose from, so each city and county will vary.
Oregon water utilities are run by SouthWest Water. You can start and transfer your service here. Or, if you’d rather not do it online, you can call 877-405-1760 to get your service started. If you’re just starting up, you’ll need your address, identification, and a valid credit card or bank account. If you’re transferring service, you’ll pay a small set up fee that varies depending on the area you’re in.
SouthWest Water Contact Information
Phone Number: 877-405-1760
Other Oregon Address Changes You May Need
Notifying of an Address Change for Voter Registration
Changing your address in Oregon for your voter registration is really simple. You first need to go to this website. From there, you’ll log into your existing Oregon voter registration, answer your eligibility questions, and update your information. You can also do this through a hard copy form that can be found here. If you’re moving from outside of Oregon, you’ll need to register to vote in the state.
Social Security Address Change in Oregon
To change your social security address in Oregon, you’ll need to log into your account here. Then, go to your profile and fill out your new address. You can do this at any time.
Change Your Address On Your Passport
The good news is you don’t need to change your address on your passport. Unless you have an application that’s currently being processed, you don’t need to do anything when you move to Oregon.
Update Your Address in Oregon For Banking
To update your address for your bank, you’ll need to contact your bank institution. Usually, this is an easy process that can be done on your online banking account.
Update Your Address in Oregon with Medicare
If you have Medicare, you’ll need to update your address as soon as possible to keep receiving benefits. You can do this by calling 1-800-772-1213, visiting your local social security office, or sending in a written statement.
Letting Your Friends and Family Know You’ve Relocated
Don’t forget to let your family and friends know you’re now living in Oregon. Send them a text or a letter from your new home!
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