Tips for Relocating to ColoradoPosted by TheHomeCartTeam on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 11:36pm.
If you’re thinking of relocating to Colorado, there are a number of items to remember before, during and after the move that can make the whole experience a lot easier. Whether you are moving across the country or just one state over, moving to Colorado can be a good choice for finding excellent career opportunities, good schools and welcoming neighborhoods, no matter where you move in the state. To make the transition as easy as possible, keep these things in mind.
Before you relocate to Colorado, locate your new residence. If you are planning to buy, there are many excellent agents in every city and town that can help you find the right property to meet your budget and your dreams. Be sure to consider the schools and options for childcare if you have children. The vast majority of Colorado schools are high-performing, but there are also private school options as well to consider. Also before your move, arrange with your new utility providers to ensure everything will be turned on when you arrive. There are services online that will arrange everything for you so that you don’t have to worry about figuring out who your new phone or cable company will be.
While you are moving, be sure to keep all of your receipt for your expenses. The IRS allows many moving expenses to be deducted from one’s income taxes if the relocation to the new state is for job relocation.
Get your vehicles registered in Colorado as soon as possible, and don’t forget your driver’s license while you are at the department of motor vehicles. Colorado defines residents as those who own or operate a business in the state, those who are employed in the state, and those who have lived in the state for 90 consecutive days. The law requires new residents to register their vehicle within 90 days and qualify for a new Colorado driver’s license within 30 days.
After you’ve received your new Colorado identification or driver’s license, register to vote. Registering to vote is one of the ways that new residents can establish residency in a new state. Every state has their own rules for registering, but Colorado allows residents to register online if they have a Colorado State driver’s license or ID card. The deadline for registering is 29 days before Election Day.
Many people forget to consider medical care in the days and weeks after they have moved, but this can be important if a family member gets sick or injured. There are online resources that have detailed information about physicians and hospitals that can be searched for information to help you make a good choice. In addition, it’s helpful to get recommendations from someone in the area if you have friends and family nearby in Colorado.
These few tips of things to remember when moving to Colorado can make the transition much easier. Be sure to keep your moving receipts and get vehicles registered as soon as possible. Also, don’t forget to get a new Colorado driver’s license and register to vote. These simple reminders will make things a lot easier.
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