Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all recreational shooting is prohibited on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord until further notice.

As a result, and to reduce numbers of personnel at our Visitor Centers and Waller Hall,  only persons who live / reside on the installation will be allowed to register a firearm at this time.

Reminder:  Unregistered firearms are prohibited from being brought onto any part of JBLM.  

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.

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 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