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569th United States Forces Police Squadron
Kapaun AS, Bldg. 2806 (Main Bldg.)
Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Closed from 1100 – 1200)

Click here for a flowchart of all Vehicle Registration actions



Walk-ins:  (7 a.m. – 10 a.m.) At 10, the line will be cut to what Vehicle Registration Clerks can process over the next hour.

De-registrations for SHIPPING, JUNKING, and SALES TO LN DEALERS can walk-in all-day!

Appointments:  (noon – 3 p.m.) Appointments can on be scheduled at https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/9rm3mcns/

Kapaun AS, Bldg. 2807 (Substation)

Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Walk-ins:  (7 a.m. – 11 a.m.) and (noon – 3 p.m.)

Emergencies: First Sergeant or Commanders can contact us via email to have you scheduled
DSN: 489-7542; +49-631-536-7542
Kapun NIPR: 569usfps.s5bv.vehicleregistration@us.af.mil
Sembach NIPR: usarmy.sembach.usareur.list.rmv-cust-svc@mail.mil
Sembach Comm: 0611-143-542-2021
Sembach DSN: 542-2021

Global Auto Logistics
Kapaun AS, Bldg 2806
Hours: 0800-1600 Monday – Friday
Commercial: +49 (0) 631 – 3579-0088
DSN: 489-7750


86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron
Kapaun AS, Bldg. 2807
Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 11:30 and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30
DSN: 489-6400

All inspections for new vehicle registrations, inspections for registration renewals, and re-inspections for previously failed vehicles will require an appointment. 

Appointments: Can on be scheduled at https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/9rm3mcns/. Drop down option under  Select Base Agency, please find 86th VRS Kapaun POV Safety Inspection Full or 86th VRS Kapaun POV Failed Vehicle Re-Inspection

Standby line: This is available to accommodate customers who did not make an appointment on a space available basis. However, we recommend to booked an appointment.

Options: Additional inspection sites at Baumholder Vehicle Inspection (Smith Barracks Bldg. 8421 ) and any German TUV vehicle inspection (owner must pay inspection fee) are available to have your vehicle inspected as well.




POV Claims
Legal Assistance Office, claims sections
Ramstein AB, Bldg. 2137
DSN: 314-480-5911; +49-6371-47-5911

Is your POV safe?
The 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron Privately Owned Vehicle Inspection Center on Kapaun Air Station provides a free POV mechanical inspection to the Kaiserslautern Military Community. With more than 30,000 vehicles inspected each year, our goal is to ensure POVs are maintained and operated in accordance with USAREUR Reg 190-1.

You may be asked to replace, repair, or clean an item in order to pass the inspection. These measures are to ensure proper safety conditions and requirements. To make your POV inspection stress-free, please read on.

Inspection Requirements

  • You current registration (Not Expired)
  •  AE Form 190-1AA or 0190-1O
  • Permanent and Temporary license plates must be properly mounted with screws, bolts, mounts or bracket. Use of string, wire or zip-ties to secure license plates is prohibited.
  • First Aid Kit DIN 13164 (Kits must not be more than 5 years old)
  • Emergency Warning Triangle
  • Reflective Vest

(These items are inspected at the beginning of the inspection process. Not having these items will cause you to fail the inspections.)

Without an AE Form 190-10 or 1901AA (Renewal Application), the inspectors will not begin the inspection.

You've got questions? We've got answers:

■ Is the inspection free?
o Yes, inspection is free. However, personnel have the option to utilize any German TUV vehicle inspection (owner must pay for this service) If the inspection is passed, they can register their vehicle without us having to inspect it. 

■ Can I stay in the car while the mechanic test drives the vehicle?
o No, all individuals and pets must exit the vehicle. A waiting area is available. The vehicle will be driven a small distance to make sure it is working correctly.  Also, make sure the vehicle is not full of loose items that could cause damage when we inspect the brakes by coming to a quick stop.

■ I need to attach my temporary plates. Does POV inspection have tools for me to use?
o Sorry, the POV inspection station doesn't have any tools.  The Vehicle Registration Sub Stations office next door has limited amounts of tools available to sign out. It is highly encouraged that you bring your own tools.

Why Vehicles Fail Inspection:

1. Oil Leaks
A vehicle will be rejected if there is evidence of an ongoing slow leak of oil or antifreeze or saturation of the underbody of the vehicle. If there is evidence of a slow leak, the undercarriage must be cleaned or re-inspected to verify whether or not there is still a slow leak.

2. Worn Tires
The tread depth of the vehicle tires must be at least 1/16 of an inch (1.6 mm). If at any point the tire tread is less than 1/16 of an inch (1.6 mm), the tire is excessively worn. Tires must be free of chunking, breaks, bumps, knots, or bulges showing cord or tread separation from the casting or other adjacent materials. All tires must be to the manufacture specification size.

3. Lights/Incorrect turn signals
Installed and required lights specified in the 190-1 must work properly. Exterior lights with broken or missing lenses are not considered working properly. Light color, position, or intensity not according to regulations. If aftermarket lights are installed, they are to professionally covered or removed and function independently from main lighting system.

4. Brakes inspection
Brake-test machines will be used when operational. Braking effort from any wheel less than 70% of maximum effort recorded from another wheel on the same axle. In addition, if during road testing, the vehicle deviates excessively from a straight line.

5. Window Tint
Vehicles found with after-market tinting on the windshield or the driver and passenger front door windows during inspection will be rejected.

6. Exhaust Leaks/Noise Level
Un-secure or leaking exhaust system. All exhaust systems (manufacturer installed, or after-market) of motorcycles and automobiles will be inspected for noise level according to the procedures in paragraph C-30. Motor vehicles exceeding a noise level of 95 decibels will be rejected.

7. Body/Frame Corrosion/ Ride Height
POVs must meet the minimum standards of exterior condition acceptable in the military and civilian community. Deficiencies (for example, extensive body damage, missing component parts, deterioration) will prevent a POV from meeting these standards. Minimum body ground clearance must not be less than 90 millimeters (mm) for flexible body parts and hard parts such as exhaust, frame components, and suspension.

8. Chips & Cracks in Windshield
Vehicle glass must not have breaks. Glass in the front, rear, and side windows directly to the right and left of the driver must not have cracks that impair or distort the driver's vision. The windshield must be free of damage (except for scratches or chips) in that part of the windshield located in the driver's view. Cracks outside the driver's view that are over one (1) inch (25 mm) in diameter, star-shaped fractures over 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) in diameter, and any conditions concerning glass breaks or cracks cited in AER 190-1 will be determined to obstruct the driver's visibility and will cause the POV to be rejected.

9. Windshield Wiper/Washer System
Wipers not operating. Wiper blade missing or obviously defective. Washers not operating adequately.

10. ABS/Airbag Lights
ABS warning device malfunctioning. ABS warning device shows system malfunction. Airbags in vehicles equipped with airbags must be operational. A vehicle will be rejected if the light that indicates the airbag has been activated stays illuminated or is missing.


Check List
Kapaun Pamphlet


New Registrations
AEF190-1AA Example Form


Vehicle Sales/Junking
RMV Bill of Sale


Driver's License
Application for International Driver's License


Non-Op/Temporary Plate
AF Non-Op Waiver
3rd Temp Memo Sample


Additional Fuel/Driver Additions
AEF190-1AG Additional POV
AEF600-17A Request for Additional Fuel


Agent Owner
Agent Command Memo Sample
Agent's Responsibilities
190-1AD Agent Owner Special Power of Attorney


Handicap Plates
AE FM 190-1AW Handicap


Note: IAW 190-1 para. 3-1.e, A general POA will only be accepted to register/de-register a POV only if the grantee is the spouse of the registrant.