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United States Navy
Pass & Tag Office
166 Magda Village St.
Milton, FL 32570-6012
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.
Florida 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.
Vehicle registration is done through the County Clerks Office at the Santa Rosa County Office Complex, Hwy 90 in Milton, Fla. They can be reached at 850-981-5570 and hours of operation are 8am until 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday.
As of December 10, 2004 when a member of the military who is a permanent resident of the State of Florida seeks to register or title any aircraft, boat, mobile vehicle, or other vehicle in Florida, which was purchased outside the State of Florida, the transaction is subject to Florida Sales and Use Tax.
As of September 2009, rates have changed dependant on the weight of the vehicles. Call the Dept of Motor Vehicles 850-983-1800 for more information. Be sure to let them know you are military on orders, in some instances they can waive the registration fees.
Boat registration is done through the County Clerks Office at the Santa Rosa County Office Complex, Hwy 90 in Milton, FL. Telephone 850-983-1800.
Cell Phone Use -- Strickly prohibited while operating a motor vehicle aboard NAS Whiting Field.
Traffic -- Speed limit on base is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.
Vehicle Checks -- Unannounced vehicle checks are routinely conducted by security. Vehicle inspections on newly purchased vehicles are conducted upon request.
Accidents -- Base Security has jurisdiction on base. In Base Housing, state and local law authorities also may enter if the situation is warranted and requested. Automobile Insurance is mandatory.
Criminal Offenses --The crime rate in the Milton area is extremely low, consisting of mostly petty offenses.
Crime Stoppers -- Crime Stoppers Hotline - 850-437-7867.
Restricted Areas -- The perimeter road around the air station is for government vehicle use only. Other than that, there are no restricted areas.
Photography --There are no restrictions for taking photos on base, however, discretion is advised.
Weapons -- Occupants of Family Housing are required to register personal weapons with the Security Office. Bldg. (3026)
Pass and ID Office
The Pass and ID office is located in Bldg 48A NAS Whiting Field and can be reached at 850-623-7205. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6 am until 4 pm. Visitors Passes can be obtained at the gates any time. Appointments for new ID and CAC cards can be made online. Pass and ID request members to call ahead to ensure hours of operation until further notice.
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.
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 3 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. 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.
Location: Building 48A, turn right just outside the West Gate entrance of Whiting Field
Pass & Tag Office Hours
The Pass & Tag Office is open from 6:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday.
Who needs to register their vehicle on NAS Whiting Field:
To register your vehicle on NAS Whiting Field you will need the following:
If there are any questions, please call 850-623-7205.