Don't forget to pay your road taxes on Okinawa starting in April

Don't forget to pay your road taxes on Okinawa starting in April

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2021 Mobile Road Show for the road tax has been cancelled, according to base officials.

Like last year, there will be no Joint Service Vehicle Registration Office (JSVRO) satellite offices to accept in-person payments from SOFA members. Instead, Y-plate vehicle owners should make payments with their insurance provider. A/Yellow Plate/Mini-Car owners can process their payment at respective city/town/village offices. All vehicles not de-registered before 1 April are subject to the road tax. Payment must be made between April and May.

Take note, don’t forget to pay your road tax and get your new decal!

Road tax 2021 information

Paying at the insurance office: (Y-plates only) Contact your insurance company for verification of service. Fees must be paid in yen at the office, bring original Japanese title and road tax receipt from last year. Receive a copy of your title at the office. You will be notified of when to return to collect a Road Tax receipt and original documents.

Paying at town offices: (A/yellow-plates/mini-cars and motorcycles) - Fees must be paid in yen at city/town/village offices. Customers will receive a Road Tax receipt upon payment.

Getting your decal:

All SOFA members must receive a 2021 Road Tax Decal from JSVRO.

Utilize the drive-thru lane at JSVRO Bldg 5638, Camp Foster with current documents such as:

  • 2021 Road Tax Receipt
  • Original Japanese Title
  • Valid JCI Policy
  • Valid PDI (American Insurance) Policy
  • Updated Military Registration.

*For more info, visit JSVRO website or contact JSVRO staff at DSN 645-7481.

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