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ID/CAC Issue Office
7666 Tarawa Ave
Millington, TN 38054
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.
Tennessee 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.
Members of the armed services can title, register, and transfer and renew registrations of their vehicles in the county where they are based. All transactions are done through the local county clerk. If Tennessee is listed as your home of record but you have no physical presence in the state, you can submit your application to any county clerk office.
Please note that military personnel may have to pay county wheel taxes. Also, verify with your local county clerk whether your county requires emissions testing prior to vehicle registration and renewal.
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 Pass and ID section is located in Building 938 at the NSA Mid-South main gate. Vehicle registration is conducted during normal working hours.
The following information is required for vehicle registration:
All personnel and their vehicles entering NSA Mid-South are subject to inspection by Security Force Personnel and/or Military Working Dogs.
Traffic -- Seat belts are mandatory. Child seats/restraints are mandatory for children under 40 pounds. The speed limit on base is 25 MPH unless otherwise posted; 15 MPH through housing areas and 5 MPH in all parking lots.
Vehicle Checks -- Random vehicle checks are held daily.
Special Vehicle Checks -- Courtesy checks are performed by Security Personnel at Building S-237. Call 901-874-5533 to schedule an appointment.
Accidents -- Onboard station, it is mandatory that all vehicle accidents are reported to Security.
Radar Detectors--The operation of radar detectors and jammers on base is prohibited. Violators will be ticketed and the device confiscated.
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. TN State law requires that:
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. NSA Mid-South regulations require the use of an approved D.O.T. helmet, proper outerwear, long sleeves, pants and boots to operate a motorcycle on base. A reflective vest is required to operate a motorcycle during the hours of darkness. Personnel assigned to NSA Mid-South are required to complete an approved Motorcycle Safety Course every 3 years before registering a motorcycle on base.
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. The use of cell phones, including in-ear hands hands-free devices, while driving on base is prohibited. Violators will be ticketed.