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United States Air Force
DEERS/ID/CAC Processing- Army
Building 600 Richardson Dr.
JBER, AK 99505
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.
Most transactions must be done online or through the mail. DMV has increased online services to provide even more ways for Alaskans to safely conduct business during the COVID-19 pandemic. With this increase, all DMV transactions must be done remotely with the exception of Real IDs, original driver licenses or IDs and a select few identity renewals that cannot be done online. All other transactions must be done online or through the mail. For more information call, (907) 269-5551.
ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY – TITLE AND REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
These procedures apply to new vehicles, used vehicles, and to vehicles that are titled in your name in another state that you are titling in Alaska. To be eligible for exemptions and processing, the active duty military member must be an owner or co-owner of the vehicle.
Non-residents are not required to transfer the title or registration to Alaska. Registration in the current state of residence may be retained in accordance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
The Division will continue to renew registrations by mail while you are active duty stationed outside of Alaska.
ALL ORIGINAL TITLE WORK MUST BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON OR BY MAIL TO:
State of AlaskaDivision of Motor VehiclesATTN: CORRESPONDENCE3901 Old Seward Highway, Suite 101Anchorage AK 99503
This includes vehicles purchased through Dealerships or vehicles that are financed through out-of-state banks, credit unions or individual parties.
Note: Title work mailed may take 6 to 8 weeks to process.
Real ID Requirements: http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/akol/pdfs/AK%20Real%20ID%20req%20docs.pdf
Motorists in Alaska must drive with headlights on where a roadway is posted to do so.
When lights are required:
(a) Every vehicle traveling on a highway or other vehicular way or area within the state must illuminate lights
(b) Stop lights, turn signals, and other signaling devices must be illuminated as required by this chapter.
(c) Every vehicle traveling on a highway or vehicular way or area must illuminate lights when traveling on any roadway that is posted with signs requiring the use of headlights.
(d) For the purposes of (c) of this section, lights include low intensity headlights and daytime running lamp devices that meet the standards in 49 C.F.R. 571 (revised as of August 29, 1996), if the headlights are not otherwise required under (a)(1) or (2) of this section.
ALASKA STATE INSURANCE
The Mandatory Insurance Statutes require that the owner of a motor vehicle subject to registration have a liability insurance policy. The minimum amounts for this policy are:
SAFETY BELT USE IS REQUIRED BY LAW
Alaska law AS 28.05.095 requires everyone in a motor vehicle to use a safety belt. Drivers must wear a safety belt. The driver is also responsible for all passengers under the age of 16 years. The law requires federally approved child restraint devices for passengers under four years old. Passengers aged from 4 up to 16 must wear a seat belt or a child restraint device; whichever is age appropriate.
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.
Learn more about motor vehicle laws in your state at the Distraction.gov State Laws page.