MCB Camp Pendleton
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1.  Transportation providers such as, taxi, limousine, shuttle, and transportation network company (TNC) companies, offer an important transportation option to service members, their families, and all who work and live aboard MCB Camp Pendleton. Transportation providers who comply with the provisions of this of this web page may access MCB Camp Pendleton during force protection condition FPCON Bravo or below and will be restricted during FPCON Charlie or higher.  Continued operation on MCB Camp Pendleton requires application for a DBIDS credential as indicated in paragraph 5.  

2.  Transportation providers may enter MCB Camp Pendleton for the sole purpose of providing transportation services and their vehicles are subject to search or other inspections.  Provost Marshal‘s Office(PMO) personnel may require proof of a fare by means of viewing a mobile application, telephone number or other information.  Transportation providers entering for other reasons require separate sponsorship and processing.  Additionally, transportation providers may not be accompanied by guests or anyone who is not a Department of Defense (DoD) affiliate.   

3.  With a valid (MCB Camp Pendleton enabled) Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) credential, transportation providers are permitted to enter the installation with or without a DoD affiliated person as a fare for the purpose of pickup/drop off at an authorized location (see Statement of Understanding below ), or staging at one of the authorized locations.  Transportation providers are prohibited from canvasing the installation for fares.    

4.  Without a valid DBIDS credential, transportation providers are permitted to enter the installation only if they are accompanied by a DoD affiliated person as a fare.  In this case, the gate sentry will retain the transportation provider’s driver’s license and secure it within a lock box located at that specific entry control point. PMO will record the transportation provider’s pertinent information and the transportation provider will then be permitted to drop the fare off at the desired location.  The transportation provider will then immediately exit the installation at the original point of entry and receive their respective driver’s license from the gate sentry.     

5.  Transportation provider companies that desire to operate aboard MCB Camp Pendleton will submit a letter of intent to operate on company letterhead with the following information and supporting documentation to 
     A. Company name, address, point of contact, and phone number.
     B. Copy of business license.
     C. Copy of proof of insurance.
     D. Copy of city/county taxi medallion/registration (if applicable).
     E. By name list of drivers who are requesting access.

6. Following submission of the letter of intent to operate, the company’s request will be evaluated and the company will be informed of the decision.  If approved, transportation providers will be instructed to have individual drivers report to Base Access Control, Bldg. 41501T, (Las Pulgas Gate) between 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday for processing.  Drivers will be subject to a criminal history background check and are required to provide the following information and supporting documentation:
     A. Company letter of intent to operate displaying their name as a Driver.
     B. If a TNC affiliated driver, a copy of their driver agreement with The TNC and the ability to logon to their driver app and verify their current driver status.
     C. To establish their identity, a valid Real ID compliant driver’s License, passport, or combination of documents listed in DODM 5200.08 Volume 3.  This information is also available at
     D. If a Real ID compliant driver’s licenses was not used to establish. their identity, a valid driver’s license from a state or territorial possession of the United States.
     E. Valid state registration for the vehicle(s) they will operate
     F. Valid proof of insurance for the vehicle(s) they will operate.
     G. Sign the transportation provider driver’s Statement of Understanding (See Below).

• Transportation Providers must complete a Statement of Understanding (SOU) to obtain A DBIDS credential.

7.  Any driver who meets the denial criteria listed in Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton (MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN) Order 5000.2, Base Regulations will be denied a DBIDS credential as they are not eligible for unescorted access.

    a. Drivers will be informed of the reason for their denial and their right to appeal.
        (1) Drivers denied installation access by virtue of criminal history may appeal in writing to the Command Inspector, Box 555010, MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN, CA 92055-5010.  There is no time limit to appeal.
        (2)All drivers pending an appeal will be denied access to MCB CAMPEN until the appeal has been decided.

    b. Drivers who are subsequently detained or investigated for offenses described in MCIWEST-MCB CAMPENO 5000.2 or whose conduct causes concern for the physical security or environment of MCB CAMPEN will have their DBIDS credential terminated and installation access denied.


Transportation Providers must complete a Statement of Understanding (SOU) to obtain A DBIDS credential.

For Contractors & Vendors

Base Access Control is intended to process contractors & vendors who conduct official business aboard Camp Pendleton. The center is located in Bldg. 41501T adjacent to the Las Pulgas gate. (I-5 at Las Pulgas Exit)

(See Map)

Business Hours: 
6am - 4pm Mon-Thur. (Closed Fridays)
Phone: (760) 763-7604/7605

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton