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Vehicle Registration Office

  • Location: Mainz-Kastel Station, Bldg. 4013

  • Phone: (0611)143-548-7815

  • Hours of operation: Mon.–Fri. 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. by appointment only
    (Same-day appointments may be available.)

    Closed on American and German holidays.

    Closed the last work day of the month for inventory.

    Depending on the number and types of transactions, the VRO may close earlier to ensure all customer transactions are completed by 3:30 p.m.

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Vehicle Registration

  • Vehicles brought from the U.S., or purchased locally, must be registered with USAREUR. All shipped vehicles and used vehicles purchased in Germany must pass a safety inspection before they can be registered.

    Personnel leaving (ETS or PCS) or individuals who have lost logistical support must turn in their plates to vehicle registration (not MP Station) prior to leaving the Bavaria community.

Vehicles & Licenses

  • Department of Defense ID cardholders in Germany (service members, family members, and assigned civilians and some contractors) are allowed to register their personally-owned vehicles (POV) with the U.S. Military. These vehicles are not subject to German taxes or German vehicle registration.

    DoD ID card holders are eligible to obtain a USAREUR (United States Army, Europe) driver's license. With this license, ID card holders are authorized to drive a USAREUR-plated vehicle or other German-registered vehicles. They are also authorized to purchase a limited amount of gasoline or diesel fuel without paying taxes. For more infromation on vehicle licensing, visit the USAREUR Registry of Motor Vehicles website.

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