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I.D. Card Office
Fort Worth, TX 76127
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
Registration & Licensing Requirements
Texas 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 and your passengers must always wear seatbelts while driving, you will be ticketed and issued heavy fines if seatbelts are not secured. State law requires that all children under 5 years and 36" in height 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.
Traffic -- Texas state traffic laws apply onboard NAS JRB Fort Worth. Seat belts are mandatory.
Vehicle Checks --All vehicles entering or leaving the base are subject to search.
Crime Stop on base: 817-782-7777
Registering Vehicles on Base
Pass and Decals (NAS JRB Ft Worth) -- If assigned to NAS JRB Fort Worth , you are REQUIRED to register your vehicle at Base Registration at the Visitor Control Center located at the Main Gate, Bldg 1302. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am until 4:30 pm. They can be reached at 817-782-5377. Please bring your vehicle registration, proof of insurance, driver's license and military ID.
Obtaining a Texas Driver's License
When applying for a Texas driver's license, you will be required to show your birth certificate and social security card. If taking a driving test, you will also be required to have proof of insurance.
For more information, call: 817-238-9197
Registering Vehicles in Texas
To register your vehicle in Texas, you will need a Safety Inspection, Title and proof of insurance that meets Texas standards, 20/40/15. You can register at the Tarrant County Tax Office Location, 100 E Weatherford. For more information, call 817-884-1100.
You can obtain a Boat License through the Texas Parks and Wild Life Department. Call toll free, 800-792-1112 for more information. Cost is determined by length of boat and can be purchased at Law Enforcement and County Tax Accessors offices.
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.