Vehicles brought from the U.S., or purchased locally, must be registered with USAREUR. All shipped vehicles and used vehicles purchased in Germany must pass a safety inspection before they can be registered.
Effective now: Previous regulation regarding HK and AD license plates have been rescinded. Current policy requires individuals who have HK and AD plates to switch those plates with German locality designation plates. This policy does apply to motorcycles and trailers also. Proof of insurance is required and mandatory for switching license plate. For loss or stolen license plate, please report the incident to the Military Police.
Personnel leaving (ETS or PCS) or individuals who have lost logistical support must turn in their Stuttgart (S), Boeblingen (BB) plates to vehicle registration (not MP Station) prior to leaving the Stuttgart community.
Vehicles and Licenses
Department of Defense ID cardholders in Germany (service members, family members, and assigned civilians and some contractors) are allowed to register their personally-owned vehicles (POV) with the U.S. Military. These vehicles are not subject to German taxes or German vehicle registration.
DoD ID card holders are eligible to obtain a USAREUR (United States Army, Europe) driver's license. With this license, ID card holders are authorized to drive a USAREUR-plated vehicle or other German-registered vehicles. They are also authorized to purchase a limited amount of gasoline or diesel fuel without paying taxes.
The links below will redirect you to the HQ USAREUR site.
- Driving in Europe
- Driver's Handbook
- U.S. License Renewal Information
- Stateside DMV Info
- Testing for CONUS / OCONUS
- Office Locations
- POV Emission Decal
- Handicap Placards
Bldg. 2930, Panzer Kaserne
CIV: +49(0) 07031-15-2833/2883/2171/2170/2495
Mon. - Thu.: 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Fri. 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Depending on the number and types of transactions, the VRO may close earlier to ensure all customer transactions are completed by 3:30 p.m.
Closes at noon the last work-day of every month for inventory.
Closed on German and American holidays.