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Q: What are the Naval Academy's requirements for vehicular entry?

A: Effective Monday, 1 July 2013, the requirement for DOD Decals has been eliminated. Anyone with a locally prepared USNA ID Card or a DOD credential, including military retirees and dependents will not be required to have a decal or to get a temporary pass to drive onto the installation including USNA.

This change does not alleviate the requirement for employees or anyone assigned to the installation for over 60 days to register their vehicle at the Pass and ID office. The purpose of base registration is to issue appropriate parking decals for faculty, staff, residents and midshipmen as well as ensure compliance with local safety, insurance, registration, and emission control requirements. Rank insignia will still be issued to 0-6 and above so that they can take advantage of special parking privileges.

There is no reason to remove existing decals or to re-register vehicles currently registered on the installation. New employees or existing employees who get new vehicles are required to register them with the Pass and ID office.

There is no change to non-DOD credentialed visitors, or contractor/vender access procedures. If you have any questions please contact Pass and ID at 410.293.4019 or

For additional information, please see the page: Driving onto the Yard

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