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New Residents

Welcome to Ohio. We're thankful you've chosen us as your new home. Explore resources to get settled, access available support, and participate fully in your new community. 

Common Questions

View more frequently asked questions in our Help Center.

  • How can I change my mailing address?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/new-residents/change-mailing-address
  • How can I change my mailing address?

    Refer to the U.S. Postal Service website for resources to change your mailing address.

  • How can I find affordable rental housing in Ohio?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/new-residents/affordable-rental-housing
  • How can I find affordable rental housing in Ohio?
  • How can I learn about benefits programs that may be available to me and my family in Ohio?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/new-residents/learn-about-benefits-programs
  • How can I learn about benefits programs that may be available to me and my family in Ohio?

    Use the Ohio Benefits website to learn about and apply for various benefits programs, including Medicaid, food and cash benefits, child care, and more.

  • How can I register to vote in Ohio?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/new-residents/register-to-vote-new-resident
  • How can I register to vote in Ohio?

    You can register to vote via Ohio’s Online Voter Registration System.

  • What do I need to know about Ohio income taxes?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/new-residents/ohio-income-taxes
  • What do I need to know about Ohio income taxes?

    Refer to the guide to Ohio residency for income taxes from the Ohio Department of Taxation.

  • What homebuyer incentives are available in Ohio?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/new-residents/homebuyer-incentives
  • What homebuyer incentives are available in Ohio?
  • When should new Ohio residents transfer their driver licenses and vehicle registrations?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/new-residents/after-establishing-residency-how-long-do-you-have-to-get-an-ohio-driver-license-and-registration
  • When should new Ohio residents transfer their driver licenses and vehicle registrations?

    Refer to the guide for new residents from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

  • Where can I find contacts for my local government?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/new-residents/local-government-contacts
  • Where can I find contacts for my local government?

    Search the local government rosters provided by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office for county, city, village, and township government contacts.

  • Where can I find insurance companies licensed in Ohio?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/new-residents/find-insurance-companies-licensed-ohio
  • Where can I find insurance companies licensed in Ohio?

    You can search for Ohio licensed insurance companies from the Ohio Department of Insurance.

  • Where can I learn about Ohio’s government?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/new-residents/learn-about-ohio-government
  • Where can I learn about Ohio’s government?

    Check out our government hub to learn how to access, work with, and participate in Ohio’s state and local governments.

  • Where can I look up Ohio’s laws?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/new-residents/look-up-ohio-laws
  • Where can I look up Ohio’s laws?

    You can search for information in Ohio’s constitution, laws, and administrative rules at codes.ohio.gov.