CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS

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CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS

Now that you are home, people need to know where to find you. Start by updating your address with the United States Postal Service, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, your voting registration with the Secretary of State, your bank, credit card companies, insurance companies, your employer, magazines and subscriptions boxes, memberships, and online companies (PayPal, Amazon Prime, Netflix). Overwhelmed yet? COCLT can help get you started on some of the major ones below:

United States Postal Service

ONLINE

Visit the United States Postal Service here to update your address. They keep a record of your old residential address and will automatically forward mail to your new address for six months. It is not foolproof, but the post office does catch most outdated addresses. There is a $1.05 fee to verify your identity when changing your address online payable with a credit or debit card. A valid email address is required. 

 

IN PERSON

You can pick up a Mover’s Guide packet at your local Post Office and either give the completed form to the postal worker behind the counter or mail it back.

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

ONLINE

You can update your residential address or add/update your mailing address here

BY MAIL

You can find a form to print and mail to notify of your change of address here.

IN PERSON

A list of Deputy Registrar License Agencies in Franklin County to change your address in person and obtain a new photo identification card with your new address is located here.

Voter Registration

ONLINE

If you would like to register to vote online, you can do so here. And you are able to change your address or update your voter registration information here.

 

BY MAIL

Access Ohio's Voter Registration form here. Or use the National Mail Voter Registration form located hereYou also may ask a county board of elections or the Secretary of State's office to mail a voter registration form to you.

 

IN PERSON

You may obtain a voter registration form, and register to vote in person at any of the following locations:

  • The office of the Secretary of State;

  • The office of any of the 88 county boards of elections;

  • The office of the registrar or any deputy registrar of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles;

  • Public libraries;

  • Public high schools or vocational schools;

  • County treasurers' offices; or

  • Offices of designated agencies, including:

    • The Department of Job and Family Services;

    • The Department of Health (including the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program);

    • The Department of Mental Health;

    • The Department of Developmental Disabilities;

    • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities; or

    • The office of any state-assisted college or university responsible for providing assistance to students with disabilities.

When you have completed your voter registration form, please review it carefully for completeness and accuracy. You may either personally deliver, or send by U.S. Mail, your voter registration form to a county board of elections or the Secretary of State's office. You, or another person acting on your behalf, also may deliver your application to one of the offices listed above, but you should ensure your application reaches the office of a board of elections or the Secretary of State no later than the voter registration deadline, the 30th day before the election at which you want to vote.