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United States Marine Corps
ID/CAC Card Processing
807 Hoffecker Avenue
Beaufort, SC 29904
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.
Service members and their families will want to understand state laws on registration and licensing before moving to a new state.
South Carolina requires you to have sufficient liability insurance and a valid driver’s license to operate a vehicle. The term “vehicle” generally includes automobiles, motorcycles, vans, trailers and boats regularly parked or garaged overnight. Although, 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.
Visit the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) here: www.scdmvonline.com
For information on how to obtain access to MCAS Beaufort, please contact the installation Pass and ID office at 843-228-7750 or 843-228-6698.
You must present a current and valid state registration, driver's license and proof of insurance required under South Carolina law to register your vehicle on base. Active-duty service members must register vehicle(s) within 30 days. Visit the Pass and ID office to complete registration. Pass and ID is the first building on your right as you approach the front gate.
Building 2077 Geiger BoulevardMCAS Beaufort Telephone: 843-228-7750 or 843-228-6698.
Privately owned vehicles traveling aboard MCAS Beaufort are subject to spot checks by military police for current state and base registration and safety inspections.
All active-duty military must take and pass a motorcycle safety course. Contact the Ground Safety Department at 843-228-6938.
Pass and IDBuilding 2077 Geiger BoulevardMCAS Beaufort Telephone: 843-228-7750 or 843-228-6698.
State and local laws regulate the operation of motor vehicles, and these laws can vary by location. Many states regulate the following:
State law requires that all children under 5 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.
Many States and local jurisdictions have strict laws regarding cell phone and other digital devices while driving. Visit the State Department of Motor Vehicles website. 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.
For more information visit the South Carolian Department of Motor Vehicles.