Home Financing Library After You Relocate During the First Week After Moving Locate police and fire stations as well as hospitals and gas stations near your home. Scout your new neighborhood for shopping areas. You may need furniture, tools or housewares unexpectedly. Call the Department of Sanitation in your new town to find out which day the trash is collected. Also ask whether your new community has recycling programs. Seek out new service providers. Register to vote. Call your local board of elections for specific registration information. Ask them how to notify your previous voting district of your change of address. If you have moved into a different state, contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to exchange your driver's license. Call your Chamber of Commerce for helpful information on: schools, cable service, cultural events and community activities, Libraries and parks, and availability of emergency calling services, such as 911. Provide your new doctor and dentist with your medical history. You may need to request your file from your previous doctor/dentist. Transfer insurance policies to an agent in your new community. You may also wish to make a detailed list of your belongings, their value and your coverage.