Moving into California

The Do’s & Don’ts

There is a reason why California is also known as “The Golden State”. This state experiences warm sunshine throughout the year, and is extremely well planned – which is why it is one of the most coveted places to live in the USA. Home to movie stars and models, this state boasts of a fast paced lifestyle, an extremely diverse population and a rich culture. You will note that most Californians are extremely healthy and nature conscious, which contributes to their general friendliness and relaxed attitudes. The state is located along the western coastline of the USA and the balmy air created by the mild Pacific contributes to the excellent weather in this wonderful place. It is an ideal place for people to live and get in touch with their innermost selves.

So, if you are moving to California, then you have made a wonderful choice. Whatever it is that you are looking for; you are bound to find in this golden land. However, moving into this state requires you to be aware of certain facts, since Californian laws are a little different from those in the rest of the country. The government here is very particular when it comes to cleanliness, public safety and environment friendliness, and certain things which you have always taken for granted may require permits here, or may even be banned.

Renting & Licenses

The first thing which you should be aware about are the laws regarding renting and purchase of houses. If you are looking for a place to rent in California State, do some research. There are plenty of pages on social media sites where you could register yourself to glean some information. However, it is important that you take care of the formalities such as registering yourself on the official government sites immediately. You will also need to apply for IDs for California State. If you own a car, and plan on bringing it with you, then do not forget to register your vehicle and apply for a change in the license plates. Once you have moved in, it is also advisable to change the address on your driver’s license immediately.

Pets, Firearms & Other Items

If you own pets, then it is necessary to ensure that they are properly vaccinated before you move here. You may also bring along your potted plants with you. However, do go through the list of plants which are banned by the government – and immediately get rid of anything which is banned. If you own firearms, you will need to complete a form and pay a fee to the justice department of California State. If you have too many things, it would be best to sell as many as possible and only take the bare essentials with you – the cost of moving the items may work out to be more than the amount to buy new ones. There are plenty of companies and websites that give you detailed information on various aspects of moving into California, and for a fee, may also help you with the necessary paperwork.