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United States Air Force
ID/CAC Card Processing Center - Army
650 Monroe Avenue
Fort Eustis, VA 23604
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.
You are no longer required to register your vehicle on Langley or on Ft Eustis.
Privately owned boats, camping and baggage trailers must be registered with the Outdoor Recreation Office and placed in the Recreational Vehicles Park within seven working days of their introduction to Ft. Eustis. Privately owned boats must also be registered with the State of Virginia or documented with the U.S. Coast Guard. (Not required if they are registered with another state.)
Virginia 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.
The forms the DMV requests are:
Forms for Military and Out-of-State Resident requested by DMV (but not their website):
You and your passengers must always wear seatbelts. You will be ticketed and issued heavy fines if seatbelts are not secured. State law requires that all children under 8 years of age be properly secured in a child safety seat or booster seat regardless of height or weight. Review Virginia's child passenger safety laws.
Motorcycles and moped operators are subject to special laws. If you own and operate a motorcycle or a moped, you must comply with those laws. Visit the State Department of Motor Vehicles website 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:
Learn more about motor vehicle laws in your state at the Distraction.gov State Laws page.
Cell phones and other digital devices
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 violations. Hands-free devices must be used while operating a motor vehicle on ALL military installations worldwide.
Personal Property Tax
Vehicles registered in Virginia are subject to a personal property tax. The only exception is for a vehicle registered solely in the name of an active-duty member who is not domiciled in Virginia. A vehicle registered in the names of a husband and wife, where one spouse is a civilian, is subject to taxation, regardless of either spouse's domicile. Some military members choose to avoid the tax by removing the spouse's name from the title. This is done by having the civilian spouse sign over his or her ownership on the original title and applying for a new title and registration at the Department of Motor Vehicles. (If the vehicle has a lien against it because of a loan, you may have to get the original certificate of title from the bank.).
Speed limits are clearly marked on both installations, and are enforced by roving police patrols equipped with radar. Seat belts are required at all times while driving on base. Parking of motor vehicles is authorized only in those areas/spaces designated for parking. If a vehicle operator (military or civilian) is stopped by Security Forces for a traffic violation or routine identification check, full cooperation with the patrol officer or gate guard is required by producing any and all identification.
Pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way; however, they should not step into crosswalks in the path of approaching vehicles when such action would require emergency breaking on the part of the vehicle operator. Pedestrians must consider surface road conditions prior to entering the crosswalk. Please be especially mindful of pedestrians in large parking lots such as the PX/ BX/Commissary or Hospital.
Registering Vehicles on Base
Ft. Eustis Information
Restricted areas at Ft Eustis:
The following areas are designated as on-post, off-limit areas which require authorization to enter from a specific source:
Restricted areas at Ft Eustis