Important Newcomer Information

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Here is some information such as local utility providers, vehicle registration locations and voter registration that might help the settling in process go smoothly.  To start becoming acclimated to your new community, reference the Palm Beach Relocation Guide and other community resources for all the fun things to do and places to go!

Setting Up Utilities

Call a couple of weeks ahead to have utilities connected at your new home the day before or the day of your scheduled move-in (resources for phone, Internet, cable, gas, electric and other utilities are listed below.)  Check to make sure the utilities have been connected, and follow up on any delays.  Make sure your phone is connected, if you have a land line.  Ideally, you should have the phone company hook it up the day before you move in.

Most moving companies advise, that to prevent possible damage, televisions, stereos, computers, other electronic equipment and major appliances should not be used for 24 hours after delivery, allowing them time to adjust to room temperature.

Make sure you have payment on hand for your moving charges.  Unless other billing arrangements were made in advance (like with a new company if you’re relocating in a corporate move), most moving companies require payment upon delivery in cash, traveler’s checks, money order or cashier’s check.  Personal checks are usually not accepted.

Make sure to contact your new utility providers at least two weeks prior to moving in.


AT&T 855-369-6101
DirecTV 855-844-4388
DISH 888-605-7537
Hotwire Connections 800-355-5618
Verizon Wireless 561-616-0100
Xfinity 800-934-6489


Florida Power & Light (FPL) 561-697-8000
Florida Public Utilities 800-427-7712


Florida Public Utilities 800-427-7712


Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County 561-640-4000


City of West Palm Beach Utilities 561-822-2222
Palm Beach County Water Utilities Dept. 561-740-4600


United States Postal Service 800-275-8777


Palm Beach County Elections 561-656-6200


License & Registration, Please

Moving, be it across town or to another state, is a detail-oriented process that is further complicated by the fact that some laws and regulations are, more often than not, different in a resident’s new home than one’s old home. This fact is particularly true when it comes to getting a new driver’s license, vehicle registration and vehicle titling.  Never fear–we’ve provided some basic information to help you get going in the Palm Beach County area.

  • Palm Beach County Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Martin County Department of Motor Vehicles

  • St. Lucie County Department of Motor Vehicles


New Voters Registration

Make sure to exercise your right to vote!  Learn what you need to know to know in Florida about voter registration.  Registration to vote in is easy....just pick the method that works best for you! Click the link to go to our New Voters Registration Information page.



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