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United States Army
7 Frankford Ave.
Anniston, AL 36201-4199
Figuring out the best way to get around is important when you’re in a new installation. It’s useful to understand the various regulations, local laws as well as license and registration requirements. Whether you need a driver’s license, transport a car overseas or want help buying a car, there are people to assist you at your new installation. Check out the topics below to find information and regulations on vehicles and registration at your base.
State laws vary when it comes to motor vehicle insurance requirements, licensing and registration. The term vehicle generally includes automobiles, motorcycles, vans, trailers and boats regularly parked or garaged overnight. Service members and their families will want to understand their state’s laws on registration and licensing before moving to a new state. Visit the USA.gov Motor Vehicle Services page for links to state-specific websites.
Vehicle Registration at Anniston Army Depot is in accordance with AR 190-5 and ANADR 190-5. All permanently assigned personnel are required to register personal vehicles (no more than three (3) can be registered at a time). Proof of insurance must be provided. One-day vehicle passes may be obtained while waiting for documents to register vehicles.
Visitors on official business may obtain a vehicle pass for one (1) to thirty (30) days. Visitors staying over 30 days will be required to check with the Badge and Vehicle Section, building 367, for information.
Pass and ID location is the Main Visitors Check Point, Building 367, Telephone: 256-235-6820.
Obtaining a Driver's License
The Calhoun County License Commissioner is located in the Calhouse County Administration Building located at 1702 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36201. The Hours of Operation are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Registration & Licensing Requirements
Alabama State law requires you to have sufficient liability insurance and a valid driver’s license in order to operate a vehicle. The term vehicle generally includes automobiles, motorcycles, vans, trailers and boats regularly parked or garaged overnight. Further, your vehicle must be properly registered. Even though you are in the Military, you may be required to register your vehicle in-state and obtain an in-state license within a few months of moving. Access complete information on insurance, driver’s licensing, and where and how to register your vehicle by visiting the State Department of Motor Vehicles website.
You and your passengers must always wear seatbelts while driving, you will be ticketed and issued heavy fines if seatbelts are not secured. State law requires that all children under 6 years of age be properly restrained in child seats. Some states also require younger, smaller children to sit in the back seat.
Motorcycles and their operators are subject to special laws. If you own and operate a motorcycle, you must comply with those laws. Visit the State Department of Motor Vehicles website for more information.
Many States and local jurisdictions have strict laws about the use of cell phones and other digital devices while driving. Research these laws on the State Department of Motor Vehicles website. Tickets will be issued and fines assessed for violating these laws. Play it safe and always use a hands-free device if you must use a cell phone or other PDA while driving. Hands-free devices must be used while operating a motor vehicle on ALL military installations worldwide.
Alabama traffic laws apply on Anniston Army Depot. Seat belts are mandatory for all occupants of a vehicle. Children age three (3) and under must be in a child restraint system.
Controlled Entry -- Identification required to enter Anniston Army Depot.
Vehicle Checks -- All vehicles entering or leaving Anniston Army Depot are subject to search.
Accidents -- All accidents should be investigated by a Law Enforcement Officer. Drivers involved in accidents causing $250 or more in damages must complete an SR-13 (State Safety Responsibility Form).
Restricted Areas -- No privately owned vehicles are allowed in these areas.
Parking Areas -- Parking is allowed in designated areas only. Parking around controlled entry buildings is not allowed and violators will be ticketed.
State and local laws regulate the operation of motor vehicles, and these laws can vary by location. Many states regulate the following:
Learn more about motor vehicle laws in your state at the Distraction.gov State Laws page.