Pass & Registration


The MCAS New River Main Gate, located on Curtis Rd., is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The Douglass Gate, south of the main gate on N.C. Highway 17 is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and closed on all federal holidays.

Pass and Registration is located at the MCAS New River Visitor Center located in Building AS-187, adjacent to the MCAS New River Main Gate on Curtis Road. The visitor center is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is closed on weekends and federal holidays. Building AS-187 provides parking for customers, up to one hour. After one hour, your vehicle will be towed and stored off base at your own expense.

Active duty service members, dependents, civilian employees and contractors are required to register their vehicle(s); retirees are highly encouraged but not required to register their vehicles.


Visitor Passes

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River has implemented the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) to facilitate a secure and efficient means of accessing the installation. DBIDS ensures the protection of active duty personnel, family members and civilian employees while allowing controlled access to authorized patrons, contractors, vendors and sponsored visitors. (Learn more)


Vehicle Registration

Active duty service members, dependents, civilian employees and contractors are required to register their personally owned vehicles/motorcycles within 30 days of arrival. Please review the chart below for specific requirements.

Please note the original documentation is required.



• Driver’s License
• DoD identification card
• State vehicle registration
• Proof of liability insurance (must meet NC minimum of 30/60/25)
• Driver's Improvement Course certificate (active duty under age 26)
NOTE: Reservists must present a command authorized letter.


• All of the above vehicle requirements
• Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course certificate
• Motorcycle endorsement on Driver’s License


Note: If you are scheduled to take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation course on base, you are permitted a 3 day pass (day prior to course, day of course and day after course). Once the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course is completed, motorcycle riders must get a motorcycle endorsement on their license.

Rental Car Passes

• ID card and Driver’s License
• Rental Agreement



For more information on base access and vehicle registration requirements, please review:

Monday through Friday

7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Weekends & Holidays: Closed

Phone Number: (910) 449-5040