Stuttgart government housing is very different from government housing in the U.S. If this is your first assignment to Stuttgart or if you have not been here since 1988, you should read this information very carefully.
Housing in the Stuttgart area is located on four separate areas installations around Stuttgart. Patch Barracks and Robinson Barracks are the two largest areas with approximately 60% of the total housing assets. The remaining units are located on Panzer Kaserne and Kelley Barracks.
All family quarters are equipped with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and a laundry room with an American style washer and dryer. Please do not bring 110-volt stateside large household appliances whether living on or off-post. Housing units are not equipped with air conditioning or garbage disposals. Ceiling fans are installed in Family Housing. Additionally, all housing units are equipped with both 220-volt and 110-volt outlets. Each set of quarters has an assigned uncovered parking space.
Assignment to on-post housing is mandatory, according to USAG Stuttgart Command Policy 63, and in accordance with Army in Europe Supplement 1 to AR 420-1, Army Facilities Management, paragraph 3-14k, Mandatory Assignment (Foreign Areas Only).
On-Post Housing - Take a 360 Degree Tour
The following personnel are eligible for on-post housing in Stuttgart:
1. Active Duty Military personnel with command sponsored family members.
2. Foreign military personnel - only with permission from the Garrison Commander.
3. Dual military couples who are registered in the military couples program.
4. Single, pregnant (medically certified pregnancy), service members may apply for housing in the sixth month of pregnancy.
Advance Application for USAG Stuttgart Housing
In order to apply for Government Housing in USAG Stuttgart, please complete the housing application form DD 1746 and attached a copy of your incoming orders. Please email the completed housing packet using encrypted email. Once we receive your application, you will be added to the inactive inbound waitlist based on you rank and bedroom requirements. Once you arrive to USAG Stuttgart and in process with housing, your assigned housing counselor will determine your position on the active wait list based on the date you departed your last duty station.
Once assigned to a specific wait list and adequate government housing is not projected to be available for assignment within 60 days of service members arrival to Stuttgart, a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) may be issued.
Understanding the Waitlist
Wait lists are the single most confusing part of the assignment to military housing for our customers. The below is intended to help you understand Army’s Housing’s policies and procedures, which are in place to provide fairness and equity in military housing. Please contact the USAG Stuttgart Housing Office to ensure you have the most accurate information.
Wait List Position
Being on a wait list does not guarantee that military housing will be available when you arrive. When your assignment priority is established, you will be given a wait list position (a number of people in front of you on the wait list). Note that if you were provided a wait list position based on your estimated departure date, your assignment priority may change when your actual departure date is provided, and consequently your position on the wait list. The wait list is not static and your position may change in both directions until you reach the freeze zone.
Moving Up on the Wait List
Your position on the wait list may move up for a variety of reasons. Some examples include:
- Those above you have been assigned housing
- Those above you on the wait list defer assignment to military housing due to personal circumstances (e.g., family will be arriving after SM is assigned Family Housing)
- Those above you no longer require military housing.
Moving Down on the Wait List
Your position on the wait list may move down also. This is because even after you are on a wait list, assignment priority (i.e., control date and priority categorization) rules still apply for all applicants. For example, if you apply three months before your control date, and another person of equal priority applies a month before their control date, which is a day before your control date, they will be assigned a higher wait list position, which will move you down the wait list. This is to ensure fairness to those who receive short or late change PCS orders and minimizes the benefit for applying early. These shifts in wait list position will occur until you are in the “freeze zone.”
Wait List Freeze Zone
All wait lists have a “freeze zone”. The freeze zone is the top 10 percent of personnel on each wait list and freezes your position on the wait list from being lowered. Once you are in the freeze zone, no other personnel can jump your position on the wait list. The only exception to the freeze zone is for key and essential billets; all others with higher assignment priority than those in the freeze zone will fall directly below the freeze zone.
Family Quarters available at Stuttgart include two, three, four, and five bedroom units. Senior Officer, Field Grade, Company Grade, Senior and Junior Enlisted housing is in multi-family apartment buildings locally known as "stairwells". Three to eight families share a common stairwell entrance and an outdoor area.
USAG Stuttgart housing units are relatively small, compared to U.S standards, and one should consider permanent storage of larger items prior to coming to Stuttgart. All units have a small personal storage cage and/or enclosed common areas within the building where small items such as bicycles, sleds, and seasonal items may be stored.
Your rank and family composition as per your PCS orders are the primary criteria that will determine your specific bedroom requirement. Pets are not a determining factor for bedroom requirements. You are authorized one bedroom per child if children's names are identified on your orders.
Pets in Government Housing
Residents who are assigned to Army Family housing (AFH) are responsible for maintaining and controlling their pets in accordance with AE Supplement 1 to AR 420-1, Appendix DD.
No more than two dogs or cats or combination thereof, are authorize per dwelling unit. Other domestic pets including non-dangerous birds and aquarium fish, and non-snapping turtle are authorize in AFH. Exotic pets or farm animals (for example, snakes, ferrets, lizards, snapping turtles, pot belly pigs, chickens, goats, ducks etc.) are prohibited. Additionally, if required to move off post you will find that families with more than two pets have difficulty obtaining off post accommodations. Landlords typically require a substantial pet deposit for even one pet.
Sponsor and their spouses will ensure that pets are controlled so they do not become a public nuisance or menace. Animals that habitually bite, scratch, attack, or otherwise threaten people without provocation are a community health menace and will not be allowed in Government-controlled housing or facilities. A severe incident (for example, an animal attacking an individual) is cause for removal of the offending animal, regardless of the absence of prior incidents
Pet owners residing in AFH are subject to host nation (HN) laws governing the treatment of pets. HN law and Army in Europe policy prohibit inhumane and abusive treatment of animals. Inhumane and abusive treatment is define as any act or omission whereby an animal's physical or psychological wellbeing is compromised unnecessarily. Punishment for violation of HN law may be in the form of fines or removal of the pet from the owner's possession. In cases where
Inhumane and abusive treatment is defined as any act or omission whereby an animal's physical or psychological wellbeing is compromised unnecessarily. Punishment for violation of HN law may be in the form of fines or removal of the pet from the owner's possession. In cases where owners are negligent in pet care or supervision, immediate action will be taken to have the pet removed from the area.
Breeding pets and the construction and maintenance of kennel-type operations are prohibited in Government-controlled housing When outside the owner's quarters; animals must be kept on a leash and accompanied by an individual capable of controlling the pet. Dogs shall not be left alone in quarters overnight or for any period more than 8 hours. Children under the age of 12 without adult supervision are considered incapable of properly controlling pets.
Please review AE Supp 1 to AR 420-1 Appendix DD on Pet Policy in Family Housing.
How to initiate a service order for On Post quarters
Service Order by phone DSN (314)421-6200 or commercial within Germany 0711-7228-6200.
Hours & Contact InformationHousing Office Location: 2nd Floor, Building 2913, Panzer Kaserne, Boeblingen.
Customer Service Hours of Operation
Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri, 7:30-11 a.m. & 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Off-post housing services: Walk-ins 7:30–11 a.m., Appointments 12 p.m..–3:30 p.m.
Thursdays 7:30-11 a.m.
Off-post housing services: Walk-ins 7:30-11 a.m.
Stuttgart Housing Office will be closed each Thursday afternoon for training and administrative purposes.
Closed on U.S. and German Holidays
- Customer Service Desk: +49 (0)7031-15-2230 DSN: 431-2230
- Appliances & Furnishings: +49 (0)7031-15-2458 / -2228 DSN: 431-2458 / -2228
- On-Post Housing +49 (0)7031-15-2285 / -2420 DSN: 431-2285 / -2420
- General & Flag Officer Housing: +49 (0)711-7228-6182 / -6183 DSN: 421-6182 / -6183
- Housing FAX: +49 (0)7031-15-2663 DSN: 431-2663