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The Citizen, March 24, 2016

Clearing Vehicle Registration made easy By Master Sgt. Ronnie Ransbottom USAG Stuttgart Provost Sergeant

Whether you are shipping your privately owned vehicle to your next duty station, or selling it in the local area, the following steps ensure you properly clear vehicle registration.

Shipping your vehicle through the government

• Bring a bill of lading from shipper with vehicle information: year, make, model, vehicle identification number, and color, to vehicle registration along with the U.S. Army Europe license plates. • If the current registration has 90 days or more left, temporary transit plates will be issued at no cost. If less than 90 days left on the current registration the temporary transit plates will cost $30. No inspection is required. The transit plates do not have to be returned.

Shipping your vehicle through an independent shipping company

• Bring a bill of lading from shipper with vehicle information: year, make, model, vehicle identification number, and color, to vehicle registration along with the U.S. Army Europe license plates. • If the current registration has 90 days or more left, temporary transit plates will be issued at no cost. If less than 90 days left on the current registration the temporary transit plates will cost $30. No inspection is required. The transit plates do not have to be returned.

has already departed the area. In order to use the POA once the owner departs, the agent must provide a copy of the orders showing the owner departed. • Agent must be one rank higher than the service member departing the area or equal civilian rank. • Agent owner registration is only valid for 90 days. Agent has the ability to transfer the title solely into their name prior to the end of the 90 days. • Departing service member must maintain insurance for the vehicle until it is either shipped, sold, or properly disposed. • Cost of the transaction is $30. Photo by withGod / Shutterstock.com

Sell a vehicle to a Department or non-ILS buyer to the local German non-operational registration or permaof Defense ID card holder • If seller has a joint-owner on the vehicle, both parties must be present. • If vehicle has a lien on it, a lien release letter is required. • Buyer must have insurance for the vehicle. • If the registration is current and the vehicle is 9 years old or newer, the buyer can accept the current expiration date on the registration without having an inspection. For the buyer to have a 2 year registration on vehicles 9 years old or newer an inspection within 30 days of the transfer date is required. • Vehicles 10 years or older require an inspection within 30 days of the transfer. • Transfer cost is $30.

Sell a vehicle to a Local Agent owner National or someone who • Agent is used to ship, sell, or dispose of does not have Individual vehicles after Logistical Support service members have departed the area. • Both the owner and designated agent must be present to complete the transaction. • A Power Of Attorney can be used on a case-by-case basis if the owner

• Service member must visit the U.S. Customs office in Building 2913, Room 303 on Panzer Kaserne and obtain the Army Europe Form 550-175B, “Permit to Transfer.” • Seller must go with the Local National

customs office so the Local National can pay the taxes on the vehicle. • The AE Form 550-175B must have the blue stamp from German customs. • The service member must return the U.S. Army Europe license plates to vehicle registration, bill of sale, and AE Form 550-175B to clear the vehicle out of the USAREUR system. • If the vehicle has a lien, a lien release letter is required to complete the transaction.

Donate a vehicle to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

• The vehicle must have current

nent registration. • Service member must go to the MWR Auto Skills center on Panzer Kaserne. • Once donated, MWR will give the service member a receipt and paperwork showing that the vehicle was turned over to MWR. • Bring the receipt, paperwork from MWR and license plates, if applicable, to vehicle registration to clear the vehicle from the U.S. Army Europe system. • If the vehicle has a lien, a lien release letter is required. • Cost of donation is $75 which covers any towing fees associated with the vehicle.

Consequences for abandoning a vehicle • Service member will be titled with Abandoned Vehicle under Article 134 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, and the command can potentially take nonjudicial actions against the service member. • Civilians will be titled with

Abandoned Vehicle under Army Europe Regulation 190-1 and local commands can take disciplinary actions toward the civilian. • Service members and civilians are required to reimburse the U.S. Government for the towing fee of €97.

Helpful Reminders UNSUbSCRIbe FRoM StUttgARt eMAIL

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the link highlighted, “unsubscribe from this list.”

UPDAte AtHoC RegIStRAtIoN

From a CAC card enabled computer, using the CAC card of the individual registering in AtHOC: go to the AtHOC self-registration link: https://warnings1.army. mil/SelfService/2026328 Select the “MY PROFILE” tab on the top of the screen.

Select the “EDIT” button on the top right of the screen to change or remove your location and information. Personnel can also contact their unit AtHOC manager via phone, email or in person and request to be removed from the system. If unable to contact unit AtHOC administrator, USAG Stuttgart service members may contact the Emergency Management Protection Branch officer at DSN:

431-2031/civ. 0703-115-2031 to deregister.

oN-bASe tAxI SeRvICe INFoRMAtIoN

If you need a taxi to pick you up or drop you off at Kelley Barracks, Patch Barracks, Robinson Barracks or Stuttgart Army Airfield, call 0711- 8888-8888. Taxi's to or from Patch Barracks or Panzer Kaserne, call 07031-19410.

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The Citizen, March 24, 2016  

The Citizen is the local military newspaper for the Stuttgart area. It is owned by the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart and under exclusive cont...

The Citizen, March 24, 2016  

The Citizen is the local military newspaper for the Stuttgart area. It is owned by the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart and under exclusive cont...