Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler


Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler

Joint Services Vehicle Registration Office
We serve all Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) personnel assigned to bases and units in Okinawa, Japan. This includes all military, Department of Defense (DoD) Civilians, DoD Contractors, and their authorized dependents. The purpose of this website is to assist you in all matters pertaining to vehicle registration, inspection, and safety standards in accordance with Japanese laws, U.S. Forces Japan Instructions and Marine Corps Installations Pacific Orders pertaining to MCIPAC facilities and area in Okinawa, Japan.

Location: Camp Foster building 5638

Our office hours: Monday through Friday from 0730 to 1630

The Government of Japan (GOJ) services Hours: Monday through Friday from 0900 to 1530. Closed Japanese holidays and during lunch from1130 to 1230. Final Inspector will be closed every Friday Phone number: 645-7481, 645-3963Fax: 645-2405


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Holiday Bulletin

Closure hours and service changes in recognition of the winter holiday season.

JSVRO would like to remind all SOFA personnel to please plan accordingly for this winter holiday season.  26 – 27 November, JSVRO will be closed for Thanksgiving Break.

Starting the second half of December, JSVRO will have limited services to assist with the GoJ Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) end of year audit. During the last two weeks of December, LTO stops title transfers, temporary plate issuance and GoJ inspections to insure there is no business pending during the holiday season, and to begin the New Year on a clean slate.  As a guest in their country, it is our responsibility to ensure we have taken care of these obligations before the break. 

Starting 17 December the last call to request temporary plates and temporary registration requests will be made to LTO and the last day to start GoJ safety inspections for the year.  18 December will be the last issuance of temporary plates, temporary registration, and title transfers.  21-22 December the Final Inspector will conduct re-inspections for previous failures and the 22nd will be the last day to deregister active titles.  23 December is a Japanese holiday, only check out and check in services will be conducted; non-SOFA personnel will only be allowed to register if no inspection is required.  24-25 December is Christmas Break, JSVRO will be closed. 28 December thru 1 January is Japanese winter break, only check in and check out services will be conducted, there will be no non-SOFA registration.  4 January normal operations will commence.