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United States Army
DEERS & I.D. Cards
55 Pony Soldier Avenue
Bldg. 253, Suite 1103
Fort Stewart, GA 31314
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.
Georgia 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 must present the following items to register your vehicle:
Vehicle registration is located 112 Main Street, Hinesville GA. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and closed on Federal Holidays. They can be reached at 912-876-3389.
Weapon registration is located in Building 283, Fort Stewart, GA. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. and closed Federal Holidays. They can be reached at 912-767-2267 .
Under Georgia's Hands-Free Distracted Driving Law, O.C.G.A. § 40-6-241, you can be ticketed for using a “wireless telecommunications device” of any kind while driving, if the device is touching any part of your body, or for the use of a stand-alone electronic device in the same manner.
Learn more about motor vehicle laws in your state at the Distraction.gov State Laws page.
You and your passengers must always wear seat belts while driving, you will be ticketed and issued heavy fines if seat belts are not secured. State law requires that all children under 8 years of age and 57" in height be properly restrained in child seats, in the back seat, if possible.
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.