Fort Lee conducts ID checks of all adults (18 years and older) entering the post. Anyone coming to Fort Lee for the FIRST TIME and who does not have a federal identification card or has and expired access pass must go to theVisitor Control Center (VCC) with a valid government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license) to receive an initial background check. Those who have been entered into the system already with a valid access pass, or can present a Common Access Card (CAC), Military ID, Military Dependent ID, or afederal government-issued PIV, may enter post as normal.
Effective Monday morning, 1 June 2020, in-lane vetting for FIRST TIME visitors and visitors with an expired pass will longer be authorized and they must register at the VCC. The VCC is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. No passes will be approved after normal operational hours. FIRST TIME visitors may expedite this process by submitting a pre-approval request utilizing either DES Form 190-3 (individual request) or DES Form 190-2 (group request). The pre-approval is encouraged for those personnel outside of thestate / local area. All pre-approval requests submitted will be processed within three business days (holidays and weekends excluded).Submit pre-approval requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The VCC will contact the sponsor to validate the visitor's request and the sponsor's responsibility for their guests prior to the guest being authorized access to the installation.
All adults are required to possess a valid photo ID. All juveniles without valid ID must be accompanied by an adult family member.
Drivers must be able to present upon request:
- Valid driver’s license
- Current vehicle registration
- Proof of current insurance
- Patients & Visitors - Visitor Guidelines
Hours of Operation during COVID-19
Lee Avenue - Closed
Visitor Control Center is open weekdays only, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday, 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday, 5:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Weekends - Closed
Open until 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Shop Road - Closed
Commercial traffic must enter through Sisisky Gate for entry
Open 24 hours to residents and authorized guests.
Temple Avenue (Ordnance Campus)
Open Monday - Friday, 4:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Closed Weekends and Holidays.
The seasonal weather changes in the Tri-Cities area are usually mild. In January, the coldest month, temperatures range from an average high of 50 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 29 degrees. In July, the warmest month, the average high is 91 degrees with occasional lows near 70 degrees. Severe weather threats for this area include tornadoes, tropical storms, hurricanes, nor'easters and snow storms. New arrivals should check current weather conditions while en-route to this area and use the Fort Lee Status Hotline (804-765-2679) to verify the operational status of the installation if severe weather conditions exist.