Red and white toy cars on calculator.

Red and white toy cars on calculator. (Photo by 123RF)

Spring in Okinawa is a season for road tax as well as flowers and beach openings. Every year, road tax payment needs to be made between April and May. 

The Joint Service Vehicle Registration Office (JSVRO) on Camp Butler explains that service members, civilians, and other Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) personnel can pay the annual road tax for their personal Y-plate vehicles at the locations listed below.

Please be aware that payments need to be made in Japanese yen only. Checks, credit cards, and U.S. dollars are not accepted. Insurance offices will let you know when you should return and receive your road tax receipt and decals.

Plus, mini-car and motorcycle taxes must be paid at local city, town, or village offices between 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. To get a road tax decal, bring your tax receipt, valid J.C.I., P.D.I and title to the JSVRO (Bldg 5638 Camp Foster). 

Be sure to bring your original Japanese title for J.C.I, P.D.I and last year’s tax receipt when making the payment.

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Locations for Annual Payment (for Y-number plate cars)


-Williams Technical Services, KK.  

Bldg# 5644 AAFES Car Care Center. Inside the Express

Tel: 098-971-4601 (From Off-Base) *& Fax

DSN: 646-4601


-Camp Foster Autopia Insurance 

1934 Adaniya, Kitanakagusuku-Son

Outside Foster Gate 6. American Legion Bldg 2F (SAM’s Bldg)

Tel: 098-935-4506 (From Off-Base)

Fax: 098-935-4509



-Kadena AFB Williams Technical Services, KK.

2-14-22 Ihei, Chatan-Cho


-Kadena AFB Nakama Agency (U.S Auto  

2-4-5 1F Hamagawa Chatan-Cho

Outside KAB Gate 1

Tel: 098-926-1089 (From Off-Base)

-Kadena AFB OTS Insurance      

KAB USO Bldg#337

Tel: 098-938-4279 (From Off-Base)

Fax: 098-937-5338


-Kadena AFB GEA Insurance      

Kadena Auto Hobby Shop Bldg #1436.    

Tel: 03-4580-0152 (From Off-Base)

DSN: 634-8000-4-7440


-AFB GEA Insurance      

Kadena Exchange 

Tel: 080-6499-7678


-Kadena AFB GEA Insurance    

4-13-1 Chuou Okinawa-City

Off-Base, Near KAB gate 2. Across from Korinza

Tel: 098-988-7380/7383 (From Off-Base)


-Kadena AFB BC Used Cars

56-6 Uechi Okinawa-City

Off-Base, Right outside KAB Gate 2

Tel: 098-930-1585 (From Off- Base)

Fax: 098-988-5559



-Williams Technical Services, KK.


Tel: 098-954-6308 (From Off- Base)

DSN: 622-6308



-Williams Technical Services, KK.

Bldg#2654 In The Palms

Tel: 090-1086-2710


-Camp Hansen GEA Insurance     

Hansen USO, Bldg#2214 

Tel: 098-969-5025 (From Off- Base)

DSN: 623-5025



-GEA Insurance

Futenma USO. Bldg#401

DSN: 636-5203


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