Please begin to use your new address immediately when calling in case of emergency, as this is how emergency services will be able to locate you. Be sure to change your mailing address as well as the numbers on your mailbox and home, displaying them in a prominent location for easy identification (E-911 staff will notify your mail carrier of the change). Postal Change of Address forms can be picked up at your local post office, and filing the form with the Postal Service will forward your mail to your new address for up to a year. Once you begin to receive mail that has been forwarded to your new address by the Postal Service, be sure to contact the sender and change your address with them. Please note, a change of address will not affect the ownership or deed description tied to the property—this is simply a way to ensure that emergency services can find you when you need help by utilizing a consistent addressing technique and mapping database, and government offices will have access to the addressing database. However, it is important that you inform your mortgage company of the change, providing them with a copy of the letter you have received.