PAY UP! It’s road tax season on Okinawa

by Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Okinawa

It’s that time of year again: road tax season is back! Don’t forget to get your new 2019 decal by May 31.  If you’re a SOFA member, do not wait until the last minute to pay as cars without the new decal are not allowed access to base starting June 1. If you are unable to make it to the dates when tax collection is happening on base, you also have the option to pay at your insurance company but expect to pay an additional fee for the service.

Check below for all the information you need to make sure your car is decaled and ready to go for 2019: 

On-base Japanese Road Tax Collection

  • CAMP KINSER “SURF SIDE” Tues, 7 May 2019, 0930-1530
  • CAMP FOSTER “THEATER”, Wed-Fri, 8-10 May 2019, 0930-1530
  • KADENA “RISNER GYM”, Mon-Fri, 13-17 May 2019, 0930-1530
  • TORII STATION “THE HAVANA”, Mon, 20 May 2019, 0930-1530
  • CAMP COURTNEY “HASHMARKS”, Tues-Wed, 21-22 May 2019, 0930-1530
  • CAMP HANSEN “THEATER”, Thur, 23 

Required documents
- Original military registration
- 2018 road tax receipt
- Vehicle title
- Japanese compulsory insurance
- American insurance

How much?
- Road taxes must be paid in yen only!
- U.S. currency, checks, & credit cards are not accepted.
- Community bank services will be available at or close to each collection point.
- License Plate Category
40/400, 50/500, 77/78 -- ¥7,500
- License Plate Category
33/300 (4,500 cc & below) -- ¥19,000
- License Plate Category
33/300 (above 4,500 cc) -- ¥22,000
- License Plate Category
11/100,88/800 -- ¥32,000

MINI-CAR (yellow plated vehicles) and MOTORCYCLE taxes MUST be paid April 1 - May 31 to local City, Town, or Village Offices between 0830-1200 and 1300-1700. Bring your receipt to the Joint Service Vehicle Registration Office or tax collection site to receive a 2019 Road Tax sticker.

- MINI-CAR ROAD TAX -- ¥3,000
- MOTORCYCLE ROAD TAX

  • 126cc and above -- ¥1,000
  • 125cc and below -- ¥500

Notes
- All vehicles not de-registered before April 1 must pay road tax.
- All vehicles must display a 2019 Road Tax sticker before June 1, 2019.

As a reminder, May and June are busy months for the JSVRO, so plan accordingly.

Call JSVRO at DSN 645-7481 with any questions, or visit their website for information regarding vehicle transfers and other special considerations at: http://www.mcbbutler.marines.mil/BaseInformation/VehicleRegistration.aspx.

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