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Ascension, Baton Rouge and Livingston, LA Moving Checklist
Moving Truck

Before You Move:

 

¨     Notify post office, charge accounts, credit card companies, utility companies, past employer (for tax return purposes), subscriptions, family and friends, etc. of address change

¨     Close out local bank accounts and set up new bank account, if necessary or call to change address

¨     Notify insurance companies of new location for coverage

¨     Obtain school records, legal records and other important documents

¨     Obtain medical records and history, transfer prescriptions, and research/request referrals for doctors, dentists, specialists, etc. if moving to a new town

¨     Use up perishables, defrost freezer, clean refrigerator

¨     Prepare large appliances and rugs for proper moving

¨     Disconnect utilities and get refunds for any deposits made

¨     Notify and register children in new school

¨     Request a relocation package from your REALTOR® or the city's Chamber of Commerce

On Moving Day:
 

¨     Double check rooms, closets, and cabinets for possible items left behind

¨     Make sure children have books and games to keep entertained during travel

¨     Prepare pets for transportation

¨     Carry jewelry and important documents on your person

¨     Leave all old keys needed for new tenant/owner with your REALTOR®

At Your New Address:
 

¨     Check on utility services - gas, electric, water, telephone, etc.

¨     If relocating to new state, register car within 5 days of arrival and apply for state driver's license

¨     If staying within state, obtain a driver's license with your new address on it

¨     Register children in school if you haven't done so already

¨     Set up new patient appointments with doctors, dentist, etc.

¨     Explore your neighborhood!

¨ File for homestead exemption at your parish court house.  This will allow you to receive a deduction on property taxes if home is purchased as primary residence.