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ID/CAC Card Processing
2000 Allbrook Drive
Bldg. 2, Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
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.
Ohio 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 register your vehicle in-state and obtain an in-state license. 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.
Registering vehicles on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is no longer available.
To get Ohio auto plates or tags you must get the title of your car transferred to Ohio.
Vehicle Checks -- All vehicles entering or leaving Wright-Patterson AFB are subject to search.
Accidents -- Vehicle accidents should be reported to the Security Police Desk Sergeant at 937-257-6516.
Traffic -- Ohio state traffic laws apply on Wright-Patterson AFB. Seat belts are mandatory. State, local and base officials can stop vehicles for suspected non use of seat belts. Child seats/restraints are mandatory for children under 40 pounds.
Motorcycles -- Individuals who operate a motorcycle on base are required to wear a helmet, reflective gear at night and something highly visible during the day (orange, red or yellow), long sleeves or jacket and over the ankle footwear.
Bicycles -- Bicyclists are required to wear a helmet and encouraged to wear bright colored clothes. They must use an operational headlight and taillight during hours of darkness or inclement weather. They must adhere to all traffic laws.
If you are under 18 or applying for your first license, you will need an "Ohio Driver's Education Certificate" from a local commercial school or High School or have your certificate transferred to Ohio if coming from out of state.
If you have a valid license from another state, military members and dependents do not need to get a new Ohio license. If you do not hold a valid license, you must obtain a temporary driving permit for the state of Ohio and take the driving test as well as the eye and written exams. The license must be renewed every four years, expiring on your birthday.
Please make sure to check OhioBMV.gov 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.
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 and 40 pounds 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.