Vehicle Registration Office (VRO)

VRO is located in building J-196, 1st floor, across the hall way from the Driver's License Office.  VRO is responsible for vehicle registration/de-registration of SOFA military, civilian, retiree, MLC/IHA, PSC, HPT, and base contractors. They are also responsible for preparing necessary paperwork for junking, buying, selling, shipping out as well as other documents relative to vehicle processing at the Land Transportation Office (LTO).  VRO are also responsible for bicycle registration for SOFA members.

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 0830 - 1530.  
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, VRO is closed for training from 0830-1059 and opens for business from 1100-1530.  Closed Saturday, Sunday and all American Holidays.

Telephone inquiries may be made by dialing 243-5011 or 81-46-816-5011 (International Call).

  • Defense biometrics identification system (DBIDS) registration is required for SOFA members to start any paperwork at VRO.

DBIDS Registration/Updates Hours:  Monday-Sunday:  0700-2300 (ISO Office).
DBIDS Registration Forms:   Sponsor   Family Member


BICYCLE REGISTRATION

Please fill out the Bicycle Registration form and bring your bicycle with all required safety equipment to VRO or Traffiic Court for registration.

  • Traffic Court Office is located down the hallway from VRO.
  • Bicycle Registration will be conducted in the Traffic Court Office only during the road tax season from March to June each year.

BUYING A VEHICLE WITHOUT JAPANESE PLATES

BUYING A VEHICLE WITH JAPANESE PLATES

HOW TO JUNK YOUR VEHICLE

HOW TO REGISTER AN IMPORTED CAR

HOW TO REGISTER AN IMPORTED MOTORCYCLE

OBTAINING AN OFF-BASE PARKING CERTIFICATE

OBTAINING AN ON-BASE PARKING CERTIFICATE

PROCEDURE FOR TRANSFERRING REGISTRATION

SELLING YOUR VEHICLE TO JAPANESE PERSONNEL

SHIPPING A VEHICLE OUT TO CONUS

 

Forms:

- E-4 and below or civilian equivalent with family member (For CFAY Only) CFAY 4651/2B (Rev. 6-13).

- E-4 and below or civilian equivalent with family member (For CFAY Other) CFAY 4651/2A (Rev. 6-13)

- Parking Certificate Residence Verification form (CFAY 5800/53 (Rev. 6-13)

- Bicycle Registration Form (CFAY 5800/39 Rev. 1-12)

- Afloat Parking

Maps:

- City Hall and Tax Office Map

- LTO Map

- Navigating Inside LTO

- LTO Map for Mini Cars

Instructions:

- COMFLEACTINST 5800.2G Vehicle code for Fleet Activities, Yokosuka

- COMNAVFORJAPANINST 5800.9Q Vehicle Operation, Traffic Control, and Administrative Penalties

- USFJ INSTRUCTION 31-205 Motor Vehicle Operations and Traffic Supervision

*For more information regarding Vehicle Registration, please contact VRO at 243-5011.

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