You might want to look up a former high school buddy or the girl/guy you had a crush on in college. You may wish to check an address so you don’t get lost. Or, you’re just looking for the nearest pizza place. For whatever reason you may need to look up an address in Minnesota, there are several places you can go to find what you’re searching for. If you are moving to Minnesota, there is a list of places you will need to change your address, but there is an easy way to get them done in one trip.
Find that address
Of the many places you can go to find an address in Minnesota, one of the best and most reliable places you can check is Yellowbook, which now has a convenient and fast online database if you don’t have access to a paper copy. Once online at yellowbook.com (yellowpages.com is equally reliable), click the necessary field you are searching in (business or person) and simply type in the person’s name that you are looking for and press enter. That’s it! If the address is available it will come up. If the database can’t find the name or information that you typed in, you will probably be redirected to Intelius.com, another valuable research for finding addresses and other information. If you want, just go to Intelius.com to begin with, at http://www.intelius.com, but you may miss out on local deals…
An advantage to Yellowpages.com and Yellowbook.com is that it also has a very nice page of local coupons, just type in your zip code and, voila, great coupons for many places and businesses, from an oil change to a manicure.
Another convenient place you can go to is ussearch.com at http://www.ussearch.com where you can find not only Minnesota addresses but you can search through any city in the United States.
If you are still unable to find someone’s info and while you’re online, many social networking sites have the option to include addresses and phone numbers; it’s a long shot because many users do not include that info, but in a jam it might be a lifesaver. The same goes for businesses. To spread information, many businesses have a page or a means to follow them on a social networking site.
Remember, if the information is restricted or incorrect, it won’t matter where you look, so double check that you have the right name, zip code, or business first. And don’t forget, if you are looking for a friend that is invisible on the web, try their spouse’s name as well.
Change that address
Changing your address in Minnesota or when you move to Minnesota can be, unfortunately, a bit of a lengthy process because there are so many places one needs to change their address to update information. One of the most important places that you have to change your address is on your driver’s license, as that is your primary form of identification and the state will use that address to mail you important information or updates. To change the address on your driver’s license, you have to go to the nearest Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and apply for an updated license. Furthermore, you must do so no later than 30 days after your change of address, according to Minnesota law. You have to bring along your current driver’s license when you go to apply, as the DMV uses your information to make you a new license. It can become a little more complicated if you have changed your name in the past or don’t have any photo ID available. If that is the case, try and bring old ID’s or passports, bank statements, or phone bill statements. It’s pretty cheap to get this done, as there is a fee of $11.75 to change your driver’s license address.
Another place to change your address is a privately owned website called MyChangeAddress.com (http://mychangeaddress.com/) that allows you to change your address online, whether your move is a temporary or permanent change. This site is good for the person who is constantly moving and doesn’t have the time to be driving everywhere to get info switched. The site will change your address with the United States Postal Service for a small fee of about $7.00. Of course, you canjust cut out the middle man and go straight to the United States Postal Service website at https://moversguide.usps.com/ and do it yourself. All you need to do is fill out the required online form and submit it, and they will email you a confirmation which ensures that you have your information correct and that the request went through.
Change of Address Game Plan
Congratulations, you are now a current resident of Minnesota. The weather is spastic but the people are friendly. However, it’s time to get all your information changed in one trip. First place on the list is the DMV, it could be a traumatizing wait so while you’re doing that you could call your insurance provider and make sure their records are up to date. The next place to head to is your bank. You wouldn’t want the new owners of your old place receiving your bank statements, do you?
Maybe not as important as the others, but worth your time, is updating your cell phone statements. Many providers allow you to do this over the phone or online, I find that working with people face to face eliminates confusion and error and I would encourage you to stop by their store if it’s an option. Head home, get some lunch, and jump online. You know who sends you newsletters or updates in the mail and you know which family and friends might need an update, so spend an hour reaching out with an email to those that want to stay in contact. Church groups, the library, and online video rental stores are just a few that require your address to keep you in touch.
If you are really on the ball, almost everyone who sends you a bill in the mail will have an option to check a box on the return envelope indicating you have a new address. A few months or so before you move, keep an eye out for the mail you are getting. When you receive that last letter or bill, the month before you are moving out, make sure you have them crossed off your list.
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