Regular operating hours at Fort Meade's access control points have been adjusted to comply with the requirements under Health Protection Condition - Bravo (HPCON-B) and to accommodate the newly opened ACP at Mapes Road and HWY 175.

*The Mapes and HWY 175 ACP is open 24 hours.

*The Reece Road ACP is open Mon. - Fri. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. On weekends and holidays, the Reece ACP is closed.

*Visitors and non-DOD ID card holders should continue to use the Reece Road gate during regular operating hours and proceed directly to the inspection station.

*The Mapes Road/Route 32 ACP is open weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. On weekends and holidays, it is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., ID cardholders must use the Mapes Rd. and HWY 175 ACP.

*Rockenbach Road ACP is now closed.

*Llewellyn Avenue ACP is now closed.

*The bicycle gate at Pepper Road is closed

Operations at the Visitor Control Center Due to COVID 19 and being at HPCON Bravo, the Demps Visitor Control Center, located at 902 Reece Road, is closed to foot traffic.

* For weapons registration, call 301-677-1064.

* For out-processing, call 301-677-1064.

For the issuance of new access badges or to renew badges, submit Ft Meade Form 191 by email to one or all three of the following VCC staffers:

* Brandy Cohen at

* Claire Paddy at

* Kevin Davenport at

New access badges can also be obtained by scheduling an appointment.

One-day visitors or deliveries can go directly to the inspection station, adjacent to the VCC during regular gate hours Mon-Fri. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. or weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors and deliveries outside of these hours should go to the Mapes Road and Hwy 175 gate which is open 24/7 Renewal badges can be picked up at the inspection station.

For more information, visit the Fort Meade website at


Rockenbach Rd.




Llewelyn Ave.


Pepper Rd.

CLOSED to all public traffic. NSA construction vehicles ONLY.


Now open as the 24/7 ACP



Installation Access Requirements:

All privately-owned vehicles driven onto Fort Meade are required to be licensed, registered, inspected and insured according to state and local laws. Vehicles entering the post are subject to a 100 percent identification check and all vehicles are subject to inspection by Fort Meade Force Protection personnel.

To enter the installation, Department of Defense ID card holders are only required to show a Common Access Card (CAC), military identification card, or other approved access credential issued by the Fort Meade Visitor Center. Visitors who do not have a CAC, military ID or approved access credential must access the installation using the main gate at Reece Road and Maryland State Route 175. Reece Road is the only visitor access gate to Fort Meade; follow signs to the vehicle inspection station. All other gates are designated for Department of Defense identification card holders or other approved access credentials.

Those who are not DoD affiliated personnel must have a valid purpose for entering the installation. To avoid delays visitors should be accompanied by a DoD ID cardholder (generally a service member or federal employee). At a minimum, visitors should be prepared to present two forms of identification with one being a driver's license if operating a motor vehicle when entering the installation. Click here for a fillable form for individual access.

After getting a visitors pass, visitors should then proceed directly to the Vehicle Inspection Station when entering the installation. To get to the Vehicle Inspection Station, take the first right after entering at Reece Road, follow the road through the parking lot and to the adjoining perimeter road to the Vehicle Inspection Station. Visitors (non-DoD ID card holders) that attempt to enter any other gate will be redirected to Reece Road.

Contractors, Personal Service Providers, volunteers, and other individuals conducting legitimate business on the installation may receive an extended access credential and Vehicle Pass when properly sponsored by an authorized individual, organization or resident. Individuals requiring access in excess of 30 days, to include contractors or other service providers, must submit appropriate documents to the Visitor Center through their sponsoring organization or activity. Click here for a fillable PDF for group access.