Any person requesting to transport a weapon onto JBLM for a legitimate purpose is authorized to register their firearm with the Provost Marshal's Office of the Directorate of Emergency Services.


  • Concealed Carry is not authorized on JBLM.  State-issued Concealed Carry Permits are not valid on federal military installations.
  • Unregistered firearms are prohibited from being brought onto any part of JBLM.
  • Firearms may only be transported in a POV when engaged in an authorized activity. 

When transporting a firearm it:

  • Must be in a case
  • Must be unloaded
  • Must not be located in the passenger compartment
  • Ammunition must be separate from the weapon
  • Must be registered with DES

 See the flyer below for some commonly asked questions.

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Vehicle Registration is suspended until further notice.  There is no requirement to display a DOD decal for access to JBLM and therefore we will suspend issuance of those decals.

Weapon registration is mandatory for all persons residing on JBLM - regardless of branch affiliation. All privately owned weapons being brought onto base property are also required to be registered.

How to Register your Weapon

To register your firearm, please complete HJB Form 816 and turn it in at one of the registration locations below. An alternate means for active-duty service members to register their weapon is to send the completed form to the email listed below. The form must be sent from a goverment computer and encrypted due to PII.


Click here for weapon registration form HJB 816 (for Military Personnel) (PDF Version)

Click here for weapon registration form HJB 816-1 (DOD Civilians, Military Retirees, and Non-Affiliated Civilians) (PDF Version)

*Note: Military personnel registering weapons require their commander’s signature on the HJB 816.

Weapon registration takes approximately three to five duty days and will be mailed to the address on the HJB 816.

Weapon Registration Locations and Hours of Operation

Waller Hall, Building 2140, Liggett Ave. and N. 10th St.

Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays

Phone: 253-967-1914; Fax: 253-966-6890


Lewis Main Visitor Control Center off Exit 120, adjacent to Liberty Gate

Hours of Operation: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily

Phone: 253-966-8140 or 253-967-4794


McChord Field Visitor Control Center, adjacent McChord Field main gate

Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., daily

Phone: 253-982-2119 or 253-982-2347; Fax: 253-982-6691