Many people dream of moving to Las Vegas. This desert oasis is chock full of history, entertainment, live shows, music, and of course, your pick of hundreds of casinos. While most come to Las Vegas for vacation, if you are moving to the city, your to-do list is a bit less enjoyable. Figuring out exactly what needs to be completed before, during, and after your move can be stressful and frustrating. However, when the stakes are high, you can always count on Bekins Moving Solutions help. Here is a list of ten things you must do when moving to Las Vegas.
1. Establish Basic Utilities
There is no worse feeling than arriving at a new home and realizing you never established your basic utility services. Thankfully, most companies will allow you to transfer or establish service online. Just make sure you have contact and employment information, as well as your new address and a date of service before you call or go online. Click any of the links below to set up your Las Vegas utilities:
2. Evaluate Local Internet, Phone, & Cable Companies
One of the benefits of moving to a large city like Las Vegas is your ability to choose between several Internet and phone companies. Depending on your budget and your service requirements, one company may be better than another. Choose from the following phone companies:
3. Sign Up for Trash Removal
In Las Vegas, you will need to contact Republic Services to learn about your neighborhood’s twice-weekly trash removal service. There is also recycling services and other waste removal services available. Visit their website for details.
4. Pet Licensing & Restrictions
Clark County requires that all pets have a license through a qualified vet. This ensures that all animals in Las Vegas have been given proper immunization and protection from transmittable disease. You are also limited to three adult dogs and three cats within one household. You can apply for a special license that would allow you to own more. If your pets will be spending a lot of time outdoors, make sure they have a cool, shaded area with plenty of water available. Temperatures in Las Vegas can easily reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit, which can be fatal to pets that lack the ability to cool off. For more details on licensing, vaccinations, and pet restrictions, contact a local vet.
5. Register to Vote
After 30 days of settling into your new Las Vegas home, you are eligible to register to vote. This can be done either through the mail, the DMV, or at several other public service locations around the city. Visit these locations to register:
Physical Voter Information Locations in Las Vegas
Clark County Election Center Office
965 Trade Dr., Ste. A, North Las Vegas
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-F
Clark County Elections Department Office
Clark County Government Center, 1st floor, Ste. 1117
500 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-F
6. Obtain a Nevada Drivers License & Register Your Vehicle
If you are moving in from out of state, you will want to obtain a Nevada drivers license and register your vehicle with the state. This can be completed at any Nevada DMV location.
7. Enroll Your Kids in School
The Clark County School District website has a convenient zoning map to determine where your children will be attending. Check where your address would fall under and contact the school for enrollment.
8. Establish a Primary Physician
You never know when you may come down with a cold and need to make a visit with a doctor. Take a look at this comprehensive list of physicians in the Las Vegas area.
9. Join a Local Neighborhood Group
Social media has helped bring communities together. Most neighborhoods have their own Facebook group to help share local news, sell items, and get to know neighbors. Websites like NextDoor also share local events and happenings. Do a search for your neighborhood and join a local group.
10. Enjoy Your New City
One of the best parts about living in Las Vegas is the endless list of things to do. Monthly festivals, concerts, and events are always occurring. If you prefer more natural environments, Clark County has great outdoor hiking, biking, and climbing opportunities.
If you would like assistance with your Las Vegas move, contact Bekins Moving Solutions. Call (877) 594-1187 for your free moving estimate.