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United States Air Force
Military Personnel Section (Customer Service) ID/CAC Card Processing
310 W. Van Matre Ave.
Eglin AFB, FL 32542
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 USA.gov for links to state-specific websites.
Florida 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 DMV.org website.
A Florida Operator's License is required 30 days after you become a permanent resident. If you have a valid license from another state, you need only take a vision test. An original Social Security card and two IDs with full name and date of birth are required. With tickets or violations, a road signs test and vision test are required. Handbooks are available at the exam stations.
On Base Vehicle Registration is NO LONGER REQUIRED as of 30 March 2007. Authorized ID Cards will be used to grant entry through the gates. The following documents must be on hand while operating a POV on the installation:
NOTE: All documents must be valid & current.
Eglin AFB Cell Phone Policy
Motor vehicle operators on Eglin AFB are prohibited from using cell phones while operating a vehicle on the base. Hands-free devices are mandatory and walkie-talkie cell phones are not considered hands-free. Severe penalties start at 7 day suspension and escalate from there. Eglin is the largest AFB in the Air Force and you do not want to be without driving privileges!
Eglin AFB is a Federal National Defense Installation. All vehicles on this base are subject to search and inspection at any time by Eglin Security Forces. Driving on Eglin AFB is a privilege and not a right. Said privileges may be suspended or revoked for cause at any time.
Children age six and under must be buckled up regardless of where they are sitting in the vehicle. Children ages four and five must be secured in either a seat belt or approved child restraint seat. Children under the age of four must be secured in an approved car seat.
TrafficThe speed limit for Eglin AFB is 25 MPH unless otherwise posted. Traffic violations on Eglin can be considered state violations also and may affect insurance rates. Eglin AFB has many one-way streets. Drivers should be alert for changes in traffic directions.
If involved in an accident, the driver must stop and call Security Forces, if on base. Call 850-882-2502 to report an accident. Off base, the driver must contact the local police, Florida Highway Patrol or County Sheriff. A driver convicted of leaving the scene of a crash involving personal injury or death will have his or her license revoked. The driver is also subject to criminal penalties.
Restricted AreasAll locations are clearly marked and unauthorized individuals caught in these areas will be prosecuted.
It is unauthorized to take photographs of the flight line or of any aircraft without pre-approved authorization from the Command Post or respective Job Control agency(s).
Persons residing in dormitories and any other temporary lodging facilities must register and surrender their firearms/ammunition to Security Forces, BLDG 272, for storage in the Security Forces Armory immediately upon arrival on base. Personnel residing in the housing area on base may store their firearms and ammunition in their quarters, but weapons must be registered prior to storage. Call 850-882-5009 for more information.
State and local laws regulate the operation of motor vehicles, and these laws can vary by location. Many states regulate the following:
You and your passengers must always wear seatbelts while driving, you will be ticketed and issued fines if seatbelts are not secured. State law requires that all children under three 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.
Effective 1 July, 2008, to obtain a Florida Driver License or Identification Card, you must provide the following documents:Original or certified birth certificate or a valid U.S. Passport - If presenting a valid U.S. Passport and the name on your passport is your current name; you are not required to present additional name change documents.
Proof of Social Security Number. The name assigned to the social security number must match the name that will appear on the Florida Driver License or Identification Card. If you have recently changed your name, update your records with the Social Security Administration before you apply for your license or identification card.
Two different documents showing your residential address
Out of state Driver License
NOTE: If you have legally changed your name by marriage or court order, you must submit the original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order. No photocopies will be accepted unless certified by the issuing authority. For multiple name changes, you must show a document trail linking your current name to your chosen proof of identity. Marriage licenses must be from a governmental agency. Church issued licenses cannot be accepted.
Florida Driver License / Identification Card issuance at the Eglin AFB Office (BLDG 210) is by appointment only.