New Resident Checklist

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Items that new residents should take care of in the first 30 days:

Set up Utilities

Change your address at the Post Office.

Update vehicle information.

    • Purchase Virginia plates, update your drivers license and purchase new vehicle registration at Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The Williamsburg office is located at 952 Capitol Landing Road, 1-800-435-5137. Bring your current Virginia vehicle registration with new City of Williamsburg address to the Commissioner of Revenue's Office located in the Municipal Building at 401 Lafayette Street to register your vehicle. Failure to sign and return a Certification of Tangible Personal Property will result in a Non-File Fee. Vehicles must be inspected and display the inspection sticker. Inspections may be done at service stations or garages displaying signs for State Inspections Services.
    • Residents on "Parking by Permit Only" streets may be eligible to purchase a parking permit at the Finance Department. Questions? Call (757)220-6180.

License your dogs at the Finance Department. A current rabies vaccination valid through the end of the year is required.

Make sure your house numbers can be read from the street in case of emergency

Register your child with the Williamsburg/James City County Public School System.

Register to vote at the Voter Registrar's Office.