Moving to Rochester

Check-List for Moving into a New Home

Moving Van (reserve early!):
Ace World Wide Moving 507-288-3341 or 1-800-558-3980
Piepho Moving and Storage (Allied Van Lines) 507-289-4515 or 1-800-622-4515
Metcalf Moving and Storage (Mayflower) 507-288-5255 or 1-800-356-7996
Arpin Van Lines 1-800-343-3500
Keefe Transfer and Moving Company 507-289-4373

Self Moving Options:
U-Haul Truck Rental 507-288-0633 or 507-289-6832
Ryder Truck Rental 1-888-997-9337

Rochester Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Electricity:
Rochester Public Utilities (Rochester proper) 507-280-1500
People’s Cooperative Power Association (outside Rochester city limits) 507-367-7000
People’s Co-op requires a membership form to be completed for new service.

Natural Gas:
MN Energy Resources 1-800-889-9508

Cable/Internet:
Charter Communications 1-888-438-2427

Telephone:
Centurylink 1-800-244-1111

Water:
Rochester Public Utilities 507-280-1500

Garbage/Recycling:
Advanced Disposal 507-281-5850
Garbage Man of Rochester 507-281-4285
Sunshine Sanitation 507-285-5550
Waste Management of Rochester 507-282-2420

Newspaper:
Rochester Post Bulletin 507-285-7600

Byron Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Electricity:
Xcel Energy 1-800-895-4999
People’s Cooperative Power Association 507-367-7000 or 1-800-214-2694
People’s Co-op requires a membership form to be completed for new service.

Natural Gas:
Minnesota Energy Resources 1-800-889-9508

Cable/Internet:
Charter Communications 1-888-438-2427
Hughes Net 1-877-863-7038
Exede 1-855-627-2553
DirecTV 1-866-271-9853

Telephone:
Frontier 1-800-921-8101

Water:
City of Byron 507-775-3400

Garbage/Recycling:
Garbage Man of Rochester 507-281-4285
Sunshine Sanitation 507-285-5550
Waste Management 507-216-8201 or 1-800-223-1719
Advanced Disposal 507-281-5850

Chatfield Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Electricity:
Alliant Energy 1-800-255-4268

Natural Gas:
Minnesota Energy Resources 1-800-889-9508

Cable/Internet:
Mediacom 1-800-479-2082
Century Link 1-877-720-3428

Telephone:
Qwest 1-800-244-1111
Mediacom 1-800-479-2082
Century Link 1-877-720-3428
AT&T 1-866-346-1298

Water:
City of Chatfield 507-867-3810

Garbage/Recycling:
City of Chatfield 507-867-3810

Dodge Center Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Electricity:
Xcel Energy 1-800-895-4999

Natural Gas:
Minnesota Energy Resources 1-800-889-9508

Cable/Internet/Telephone:
Frontier 1-800-921-8101
Mediacom 1-800-332-0245
KMTelecom 507-634-2511

Water:
City of Dodge Center 507-374-2575

Garbage/Recycling:
Advanced Disposal 507-281-5850
Garbage Man of Rochester 507-281-4285
Hometown Haulers 507-421-2019
Skjeveland Enterprises 507-528-9900
Waste Management 507-282-2420

Dover Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Electricity:
People’s Cooperative Power Association 507-367-7000 or 1-800-214-2694
People’s Co-op requires a membership form to be completed for new service.

Natural Gas:
Alliant Energy 507-533-1036

Cable/Internet/Telephone:
Hiawatha Broadband Communications 1-888-474-9995
Mediacom 1-800-332-0245

Water:
City of Dover 507-932-4648

Garbage/Recycling:
Advanced Disposal 507-281-5850
Waste Management 507-282-2420

Eyota Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Electricity:
People’s Cooperative Power Association 507-367-7000 or 1-800-214-2694
People’s Co-op requires a membership form to be completed for new service.

Natural Gas:
Minnesota Energy Resources 1-800-889-9508

Cable/Internet/Telephone:
Hiawatha Broadband Communications 1-888-474-9995

Water:
City of Eyota 507-545-2135

Garbage/Recycling:
Advanced Disposal 507-281-5850

Kasson Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Kasson New Resident Guide [PDF Download]

Electricity:
City of Kasson 507-634-6325

Natural Gas:
Minnesota Energy Resources 1-800-889-9508

Cable/Internet:
Charter Communications 1-888-438-2427
Minnesota WiFi 507-634-9434

Telephone:
KMTelecom 507-634-2511

Water:
City of Kasson 507-634-6325

Garbage/Recycling:
Advanced Disposal 507-281-5850
Hometown Haulers 507-421-2019
Garbage Man of Rochester 507-281-4285
Skjefeland Enterprises 507-528-9900 or 507-214-8727
Waste Management 507-282-2420

Mantorville Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Electricity:
Xcel Energy 1-800-895-4999

Natural Gas:
Minnesota Energy Resources 1-800-889-9508

Cable/Internet/Telephone:
KMTelecom 507-634-2511
Mediacom 1-800-332-0245

Water:
City of Mantorville 507-635-5170

Garbage/Recycling:
Advanced Disposal 507-281-5850
Hometown Haulers 507-421-2019
Waste Management 507-313-6940

Oronoco Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Electricity:
People’s Cooperative Power Association 507-367-7000 or 1-800-214-2694
People’s Co-op requires a membership form to be completed for new service.

Natural Gas:
Minnesota Energy Resources 1-800-889-9508

Cable/Internet/Telephone:
BevComm 507-356-8302 or 1-800-473-1442

Water:
City of Oronoco 507-367-4405
Some properties have private or shared wells

Garbage/Recycling:
Advanced Disposal 507-281-5850

Pine Island Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Electricity:
Xcel Energy 1-800-895-4999
Goodhue City Co-op 507-732-5117
People’s Cooperative Power Association 507-367-7000 or 1-800-214-2694
People’s Co-op requires a membership form to be completed for new service.

Natural Gas:
Minnesota Energy Resources 1-800-889-9508

Cable/Internet/Telephone:
BevComm 507-356-8302 or 1-800-473-1442

Water:
City of Pine Island 507-356-4591

Garbage/Recycling:
Advanced Disposal 507-281-5850
Waste Management 507-282-2420

Plainview Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Electricity:
Alliant Energy 1-800-255-4268

Natural Gas:
Minnesota Energy Resources 1-800-889-9508

Cable/Internet:
Hiawatha Broadband Communications 1-888-474-9995
Midcontinent Communications 1-800-888-1300

Telephone:
Hiawatha Broadband Communications 1-888-474-9995
Century Link 1-866-304-6820

Water:
City of Plainview 507-534-2229

Garbage/Recycling:
Advanced Disposal 507-281-5850
Waste Management 1-800-422-5785
Lake City Recycling and Disposal 651-345-4224
Rommel Rubbish 507-767-3087

St. Charles Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Electricity:
City of St. Charles 507-932-3020

Natural Gas:
Minnesota Energy Resources 1-800-889-9508

Cable/Internet/Telephone:
Hiawatha Broadband Communications 1-888-474-9995
Mediacom 1-800-332-0245

Water:
City of St. Charles 507-932-3020

Garbage/Recycling:
City of St. Charles 507-932-3020

Stewartville Utilities:
Buyers – Call the gas and electric companies right away and let them know your closing date, which is the date you will take services over.
Sellers- Call no earlier than a week before closing.  The utility companies want to hear from the buyer who will be taking these services over first.

Electricity:
People’s Cooperative Power Association 507-367-7000 or 1-800-214-2694
People’s Co-op requires a membership form to be completed for new service.

Natural Gas:
Minnesota Energy Resources 1-800-889-9508

Cable/Internet/Telephone:
Charter Communications 1-888-438-2427

Water:
City of Stewartville 507-533-4745

Garbage/Recycling:
Waste Management 507-313-6940
Advanced Disposal 507-281-5850
Sunshine Sanitation 507-285-5550

 

Change Your Address: 
Use the Change of Address Order Form to tell the Post Office of your move. This can be done anytime up to 2 days prior to your move. United States Post Office Change of Address Link

Give your mailers your new address:

  • Friends and family members
  • Banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions
  • Charge card and credit card companies
  • Doctors, dentists, and other service providers
  • State and Federal Tax authorities and any other government agencies as needed

You can do this by sending them Address Notifications or, for magazine publishers and business mailers, by following their change-of-address instructions.

Insurance:
Buyers – Purchase an insurance policy for at least the sales price of your home and request a “Binder” as proof of insurance, which your lender will require.
Sellers – Cancel your insurance policy AFTER the closing. You want to make sure you maintain coverage in the event of a delay in closing.

Update Your Drivers License:
If you’re coming in from out of state, you need to apply in person at the Drivers License Exam Station – 1633 North Broadway – 507-285-7412

If you’re moving from a different address within Minnesota, you can also apply at the Government Center on the corner of 4th Street SE and 3rd Avenue SE.

Schools:
Rochester Public Schools
Rochester Public Schools enrollment/moving information 507-285-8583
Pre-Schools/Daycare
Aldrich Memorial Nursery School, 855 Essex Parkway NW, 507-289-3097
Bethany Nursery School , 1835 19th Avenue NW, 507-289-2889
Buttonwood School Inc., 400 13th Avenue SE, 507-288-6150
Child Care Resource & Referral Inc., 2116 Campus Drive SE, 507-287-2020
Children’s Home Society of Minnesota Child Care Programs 2645 North Broadway, 507-282-7809
Children’s Place, 3703 55th St. NW, 507-289-0811
Children’s World Learning Centers: 1815 Greenview Place SW, 507-287-0747 OR
402 14th Street NW, 507-282-5676
Civic League Day Nursery, 427 6th Avenue SW, 507-282-5368
Five Senses Montessori Preschool, 559 20th Street SW, 507-282-5105
Just For Kids, 1312 7th Street NW, 507-281-2151
Kids Come 1st Children’s Centers 2450 Highway 63 North, 507-281-8183
Kids Tree House CEN Inc., 1730 37th Street NW, 507-281-4196
Kingdom Kids, 507-282-4840
Music with Connie Jelatis Hoke, 2830 18th Avenue NW, 507-287-8111
Rochester Area Family “Y” (Y-Tots Preschool), 709 1st Avenue SW, 507-287-2260
Rochester Montessori School, 400 5th Avenue SW, 507-288-8725
Victory Christian Academy, 606 36th Avenue SE, 507-289-3834
Private Schools
Faith Christian School, 4016 28th Street SE, 507-289-8094
Greene Valley Seventh Day Adventist School, 7240 Dresser Drive NE, 507-282-7981
Holy Spirit Grade School, 5455 50th Avenue NW, 507-288-8818
Lourdes High School, 507-289-3991
Rochester Central Lutheran School, 2619 9th Avenue NW, 507-289-3267
Rochester Montessori School, 400 5th Avenue SW, 507-288-8725
Rochester off Campus Alternative School, 1001 5th Street NW, 507-282-3325
Rochester Pentecostal School, 420 11th Avenue SE, 507-288-4342
St Francis Catholic School, 318 11th Avenue SE, 507-288-4816
St John’s Catholic School, 424 West Center Street, 507-282-5248
St. Pius X Catholic School, 1205 12th Avenue NW, 507-282-5161
Schaeffer Academy, 4400 55th Street NW, 507-286-1050
Victory Christian Academy, 606 36th Avenue SE, 507-289-3834