Move in list

MOVING INTO YOUR NEW HOME

Transfer or Start Your Utilities Service. Your goal is to have service provided in your name beginning as close to the date of the closing as possible. The utility companies may shut service off if ZEC is removed from the account without yours taking its place. Within 24 hours of occupancy or final payment ZEC will remove its name from the accounts.

Work-loads change and lead times fluctuate, call early to avoid inconvenience. Cable TV may not be available until a predetermined number of homes are occupied in a new area. ZEC provides hook-ups for cable TV, satellite TV, and phone systems. Often time’s third party companies have a difficult time installing these devices because of new technology in ZEC homes. For troubleshooting please refer to your contact list (structured wiring).

ADA COUNTY PHONE NUMBERS
Assessor’s Office…………………..364-2400
Automobile License………………..377-6520
Birth, Death, Marriage Records……334-5988
Central District Health……………..375-5211
Child Support………………………344-0750

CITIES:
Boise City……………………… ….. 384-3700
Eagle City………………………….939-6813
Garden City………………………..472-2900
Kuna City………………………….922-5546
Melba City………………………….495-2722
Meridian City………………………888-4433
Clerk-Ada County (recorder)………364-2220
Commissioners-Ada County……….364-2333
Development services (Ada)……….364-2227
Building Permits (Ada)…………….364-2227
Plat review………………………….364-2227
Planning & Zoning…………………364-2227
Mapping (APA Mapping)………….364-2317
Homeowner’s Exemption………….364-2400

LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS
Ada County Highway Dist…………387-6100
Boise City (Acct. & Finance)………384-3715
Treasurer’s Office (LID’s)………….364-2233
Park’s & Recreation…………………384-4240

PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
Circuit Breaker……………………..364-2400
Hardship Exemption……………….364-2400
Homeowner’s Exemptions…………364-2400

ATT EQUIPMENT REPAIR
Residential/Business……800-222-3000

SEWER & WATER DISTRICT
Bench Sewer……………………….345-5363
Boise City Sewer…………………..384-3900
Desert View………………………..362-4395
Eagle Water Co……………………939-0242
Eagle Sewer………………………..939-0132
Owyhee Sewer……………………..361-1949
Meridian Sewer & Water…………..888-2191
Northwest Sewer……………………344-5991
West Boise Sewer………………….375-8521
Garden City………………………..472-2930

MISCELLANEOUS
Ada County Highway District……..387-6100
Boise City Housing Authority……..345-4907
Food Plain Information……………388-4729

EDUCATION
Boise City School Admin………….338-3400
Kuna School Admin……………….922-1000
Meridian School Admin……………888-6701

GARBAGE COLLECTION
Boise City Hall……………..345-1265
Ada County Landfill………..287-6800
Eagle………………………..345-1265
Garden City…………………472-2930
Meridian……………………888-3999

IDAHO POWER CO.
Billing Dept…………………388-2323
New Service …………………388-2323
Statewide……………….800 488-6151

INTERMOUNTAIN GAS CO.
New and existing service…….377-6840
Billing Inquiries……………..377-6840

WATER COMPANIES
United Water Co……………362-7304
Eagle Ranch Water Co….…..939-7304
Meridian…………………….888-4433
South County Water Co…….375-1130

QWEST
New Residential service or changing of
Existing service…………800-244-1111
Billing Info………………800-244-1111
Residential Repair……….800-573-1311

IRRIGATION DISTRICTS
Boise-Kuna………………….922-5608
Nampa-Meridian…………….466-7861
Settler’s………………………343-5271
New York……………………378-1023

FIRE DEPARTMENTS:NON-EMERGENCY
Boise…………………………377-7351
Meridian……………………..888-1234
Eagle…………………………939-6463
Garden City………………….375-0906
Kuna…………………………922-1144

POLICE DEPARTMENTS:NON-EMERGENCY
Boise (Dispatch)……………377-6790
Meridian……………………..888-6678

HOSPITALS
St. Alphonsus………………..378-2121
St. Luke’s…………………….381-2222

TELEVISION/CABLE
Cable One……………………375-8288
Wireless Broadcasting. ………888-1950

Moving Preparation Checklist

  • Arrange for homeowner insurance and obtain the certificate you need for closing.
  • Hand truck and moving pads can be useful.
  • Donate unwanted items.
  • Return borrowed items.
  • Properly discard flammable materials
  • Create a file for storing documents about your home and manufacturers’ literature.
  • Retain receipts for tax purposes. Moving costs may be deductible.
  • Send change of address cards to magazines and book clubs. Also notify relatives, friends, and your newspaper delivery person. (The U.S. Postal Service provides a free kit that includes change-of-address cards for various purposes, money-saving tips, and other information on moving. Ask for it at your local post office. Postal Service website, www.usps/gov/movers.net/ provides similar information, and you can fill out the forms online.)
  • In some regions, having a professional spray the home for insects (fire ants, for example) before furniture is in place is wise.
  • Register children in their new schools.
  • Transfer medical and dental records, if necessary.
  • Order checks with your new address and update financial records.
  • Update your driver’s license and your vehicle and voter registrations.

Moving Day Necessities

  • Children’s toys, toys and games
  • Toilet paper
  • Beverages and snacks
  • Paper towels
  • Soap and hand towels
  • Trash bags
  • First-aid kit
  • Prescription medication
  • Medical supplies for special needs
  • Paper pad and pen
  • Shelf liners
  • Small tools
    • Tape measure
    • Scissors
    • Screw drivers
    • Hammer
  • Ice maker hook-up kit
  • Dryer vent flex hose
  • New hoses for washing machine
  • Picture hangers
  • Plant hooks
  • Scratch cover stick or liquid
  • Phone and phone book

One last suggestion-moving into a new home is a lot of work. However well you have planned the details, becoming truly settled takes most families a long time. Be realistic in you expectations and enjoy the process of making your new house into your new home.