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**Colorado has an Vehicle
Emission Inspection program for vehicles that have been in the state for
at least 90 days. Yearly testing is required for
vehicles 1981 and older, every 2 years for vehicles 1982 and newer.
New cars are exempt for four years or until change of ownership.
Emissions test (if required, dependant on age of vehicle) must be
current before vehicle can be registered on base.
**Colorado weather is about the craziest
you will find. Snowfall one day and 70 degrees the next....be
prepared for anything!
**Due to the elevation (Fort Carson is at 6000 feet)
it can take 2 - 4 weeks to adjust. Expect to notice some fatigue
as your body gets used to the altitude.
**Weapons must be registered with the Provost Marshal
Office within 14 days of arrival (or 72 hours of acquiring a weapon).
**Pets living at Fort Carson Housing must be
registered with the Veterinary Treatment Facility within ten days.
**Post Housing residents may only have 2 pets.
**Pets living off base must be licensed within 30 days
**Do not enter into a house purchase or rental
agreement without first consulting with the Housing Referral Office.
**Any vehicles not registered on base must enter
through Gate 1 (the Main Gate).
**Active Duty Members and their spouses may not be
required to obtain a Colorado Driver's License as per Colorado Statute.
Check with the DMV for specifics to this Colorado statute:
C.R.S. 42-2-102 (1997)
(1) The following persons need not obtain a Colorado
driver's license:. . .
- A nonresident on active duty in the armed forces
of the United States if that person has in his or her possession a
valid driver's license issued by such nonresident's state of
domicile or, if returning from duty outside the United States, has a
valid driver's license in his or her possession issued by the armed
forces of the United States in foreign countries, but such armed
forces license shall be valid only for a period of forty-five days
after the licensee has returned to the United States;
(e) The spouse of a member of the armed forces of the
United States who is accompanying such member on military or naval
assignment to this state, who has a valid driver's license issued by
another state, and whose right to drive has not been suspended or
revoked in this state;