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What To Do The First 30 Days After You Move
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What to do the First 30 Days After You Move

Soon after you move into your new home and are getting acquainted with the community, there are a few tasks to do as a new resident.

  • The State of Tennessee requires you to get a Tennessee driver’s license within 30 days after establishing residency. Go to any state full-service driver services center with the required documentation and your current state license. A list of centers can be found at  A list of required documents you’ll need to take with you can be found at

  • Complete a change of address with the post office as well as for your credit cards, investments, and insurance policies.

  • Consider having your home’s exterior locks changed should the previous owner have shared keys with an outside party. 

  • Review your insurance policies including homeowner’s, renter’s, and vehicle insurance. Make sure you are adequately covered and your agent has your new contact information.

  • Be a recycling rockstar! Recycle your moving boxes at a local Williamson or Maury County Convenience Center. Go online to for a map of locations and accepted recyclables. In Maury County, go to

  • Got pets? Identify a local veterinarian and transfer your pet's medical records to your pet’s new doctor. All dogs and cats are required to have a rabies shot and be registered with the state. 

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