Maryland Moving Checklist
It can be overwhelming if you are relocating to Maryland.
There is so much information and resources available that new residents can easily become overwhelmed.
We’ve put together the ultimate checklist of the most important things you should do when relocating to Maryland from another state!
We have all the information you need for life as a Marylander, from obtaining a driver’s license to registering your car, finding an insurance policy, and enrolling your child in school!
In addition, we’ll provide some information to help you get to know your new state a little better.
Continue reading to learn everything you need to know.
Checklist for Moving in Maryland
Moving to a new state involves a lot of work, even after you’ve taken care of all the packing, cleaning, lifting, moving companies, rental agreements, mortgages, jobs, and so on. (the list continues – yes, it’s lengthy!)
After you’ve taken care of the fun stuff, there are a few more things you’ll want to make sure you check off your list when relocating to Maryland.
We’ve broken them down for you below. The following items are on the checklist:
You are updating your address.
Obtaining a Maryland driver’s license.
Getting your car registered.
Obtaining a new Maryland auto insurance policy.
Purchasing health insurance.
Obtaining any additional insurance policies that you may require.
Managing your financial details – banks, loans, investments, and so on.
Enrolling your child in his or her new school district
Getting ready for Maryland taxes.
Obtaining a pet license and locating a local veterinarian.
Configure your utilities.
It may appear to be a lot. But that’s one of the reasons we created Relocalate.com – to make the process of moving much easier.
You’ll find specific details, tips, and links to make each of those tasks a breeze down below.
Transferring a Driver’s License from Another State to Maryland
When you relocate to Maryland, you must apply for a driver’s license within 60 days of your arrival.
To do so, go to your local driver’s license office and do the following:
Fill out an application for a new driver’s license in Maryland.
Provide proof of your identity and citizenship/legal presence (typically, your VALID driver’s license from your previous state).
Provide proof of your Maryland address and residency. This usually consists of two documents, such as lease agreements or mortgage statements.
Bills for utilities.
Pass an eye examination.
Pass the written driver’s license exam.
Take a new photograph.
Make payment for the application fees.
In most cases, you will not be required to take the driving test.
What Should You Expect When Relocating to Maryland?
Do you want to learn more about life in Maryland and what it has to offer? We’ve got just what you’re looking for!
We’ve compiled a list of the benefits and drawbacks of living in Maryland.
The best parts are:
The culture is varied.
There are numerous universities and colleges that offer excellent academic programs.
Because of its proximity to Washington, D.C.
There is so much history in Baltimore that you will never run out of things to do!
There are numerous museums, theaters, and parks to choose from, including one right on the water for boating enthusiasts!
You can get live crabs from your favorite seafood restaurant near the docks, or you can try some pulled pork in Annapolis – just make sure you have some Old Bay seasoning on hand.
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