Weapon registration is mandatory for all persons residing on Joint Base Lewis-McChord regardless of branch affiliation. All privately owned weapons being brought onto Joint Base Lewis-McChord 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 3-5 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., Monday – Friday

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


JBLM-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


JBLM-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 982-2347; Fax: (253) 982-6691


JBLM-McChord Field Pass and Registration Section, Bldg. 100, Room 1001E, 100 Col. Joe Jackson Blvd.

Hours of Operation: 7:30 to 4 p.m., Monday and Thursday (closed federal holidays)

Phone: (253) 982-1995 or (253)982- 2256; Fax: (253) 982-0829