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Normal Gate Hours
Grant Gate (Main) open 24 / 7.
Please see above map graphic for special hours at Sherman and Hancock Gates.
How to get on post:
Vehicles can access Ft. Leavenworth through Grant Gate. There must be at least one adult occupant that has their Department of Defense (DoD) issued ID card to present to the access control guards. Additionally, you may enter if you present your Locally Approved Credential (LAC) or a Temporary Pass issued by the Visitor Control Center (details below).
Questions? Call our Customer Service helpline at (913) 684-3600.
Let us know how the Access Control Branch is doing with Interactive Customer Evaluation!
Visitor Control Center (VCC) Information
Visitor and commercial vehicles:
If you do not have an ID card listed on the Department of Defense (DoD) issued ID cards website, you must stop by the VCC at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and 4th Street. Follow directional signs to the center's parking lot.
At the VCC, reception clerks will verify that the vehicle driver has a valid license, registration and proof of insurance and that all passengers, 16 and over, have either a driver's license or other form of photo ID. Following a routine background check, visitors will receive a Temporary Pass and instructions allowing them to enter the installation.
Don't be intimidated by our access procedures. Fort Leavenworth encourages visitors to our historic post and you are welcome here. These security measures are to keep all of us safe.
Let us know how the Visitor Control Branch is doing with Interactive Customer Evaluation!
Grant Gate can issue temporary visitor passes when the VCC is closed. All visitors who need to enter Fort Leavenworth when the VCC is closed should go the Grant Gate Commercial Lane (far right lane) to request a pass. Please allow 5-10 minutes for processing.
View the "Access Control Quick Reference Guide".
Locally Approved Credential (LAC)
Individuals eligible to receive a LAC are:
- Non-DoD civilians who are employed on Fort Leavenworth.
- Those who have a regular / recurring requirement to access Post and are sponsored by an approved Army employee.
- Personnel residing on Fort Leavenworth not issued a DOD ID.
LAC ID card:
View the LAC Application Form. Fill out the form and sign the Acknowledgement Statement. Provide the application to your appointed Government sponsor for them to complete. Turn the application into the VCC for processing.
Once approved, the applicant will go to the VCC to receive their LAC picture ID card.
Temporary Pass up to 30 days:
Individuals sponsored by a Uniformed Service Member or their spouse may receive up to a 30 day pass. The sponsor is required to accompany the visitor to the VCC at the time the pass is issued. No prior paperwork is required.
Temporary Pass up to seven days:
Individuals who successfully pass the require background check are eligible for up to a 7 day pass (depending on the purpose and duration of the visit). No prior paperwork is required.
These passes may be issued up to seven days before the visit or event. Example, for an event on 20 May, a day pass can be issued on 14 May to be used on 20 May. Pre-vetted passes give personnel the opportunity to visit the VCC during off peak customer times. Help us and your event be a success by planning ahead.
For questions concerning access by foreign nationals contact the Physical Security Office at (913) 684-3533, (913) 684-3501 or (913) 684-3601. Personnel may also contact their unit security manager for information.
Transportation Facilities Guide (TFG) Supplemental Information
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is not a "SECURE HOLD FACILITY". If SAFE HAVEN is required, call the Military Police desk at (913) 684-2111 and coordination with local law enforcement will be made for escort to the nearest Secure Hold facility.
All AA&E deliveries will be required to come through Grant Gate. Please call (913) 684-9995 or (913) 684-9993 prior to delivery.
REAL ID Act
Fort Leavenworth is in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005. For the most current information concerning state-by-state compliance with the REAL ID Act, go to:
This means visitors with drivers licenses from non-compliant states will need to provide supplemental documentation to prove identity (see link below) in order to be issued a temporary installation pass.
View "Supplemental documentation to prove identity".
If a visitor requesting access does not have REAL ID Act compliant form of identification and cannot provide supplemental identity proofing documents, they must be escorted at all times while on the installation. All persons requesting unescorted access will continue to be vetted through the National Crime Information Center, prior to being issued a locally produced ID or pass.
GOOD TO KNOW:
- All U.S. military personnel who operate a motorcycle and/or scooter are required to present a valid Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) card and their CAC card to Gate Security Officers prior to entering the installation. Personnel who fail to present a valid MSF or CAC card will be denied access to the installation. For details on MSF classes, view the Safety Office page.
-Fort Leavenworth Statement of Motorcycle/ATV Operator Requirements and Individual Responsibilities
- Unregistered weapons will NOT be allowed to enter the installation. Newly assigned personnel have 72 hours to register weapons at the Weapon Registration office in the VCC. Visitors or delivery drivers who are not participating in an installation-sponsored activity cannot register weapons.
View the Weapons Registration Application | View the Firearm Safety Brief
Military Correctional Complex visitor consent
- Questions? Call our Customer Service helpline at (913) 684-3600