Gate Information


Fort Leavenworth Gate & Visitor Center Hours & Locations 

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Questions? Call our Customer Service helpline at (913) 684-3600.


Drivers with a Department of Defense-issued (DoD) ID card, Locally Approved Credential (LAC), or 
Temporary Pass (1 to 30 days) may
use Grant or Hancock Gates. See locations & hours of operation above.


Visitor Control Center (VCC)

Visitor and commercial vehicles:
If you don’t have any of the ID cards listed above, you must stop by the VCC at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and 4th Street. Follow directional signs to the center’s parking lot.

At the VCC, reception clerks will verify that the vehicle driver has a valid license, registration and proof of insurance and that all passengers have either a driver’s license or other form of government photo ID. Following a routine background check, visitors will receive a Temporary Pass and instructions allowing them to enter the installation. Don’t be intimidated by our access procedures.

Fort Leavenworth encourages visitors to our historic post and you are welcome here. These security measures are to keep all of us safe.

Get your access control questions answered here - view our quick reference guide



Current procedure to apply / acquire a Locally Approved Credential (LAC) ID card:

Individuals eligible to receive a LAC are:
• Non-DoD civilians who work full time on Fort Leavenworth
• Those who have a regular / recurring requirement to access Post
• Personnel residing on Fort Leavenworth not issued a Federal ID


Applicants (Person who needs the ID)
Print and complete the 2 forms below. Provide them to your Government sponsor or sponsoring Government organization.

Access Credential Application Form
Access Credential Acknowledgement Form


Sponsors and Contracting Representatives
Print and complete the form below for your applicant and attach all documents together.

Sponsor Access Credential Request Form


Application, Acknowledgement, and Request forms must be turned in by the Sponsor / Contracting Representative to the Visitor Control Center for processing. We cannot accept emailed or faxed applications.

Most applications should be processed in three to five business days. Applications lacking required information may take longer or may not be able to be processed.

Information provided on the application will be used to conduct a background check to determine fitness of character.

Once approved, the applicant will go to the Vehicle Registration office to receive their LAC ID card.

Questions? Call our Customer Service helpline at (913) 684-3600.



Other Important Information: 

    • All U.S. military personnel who operate a motorcycle and/or scooter are required to present a valid Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) card and their CAC card to Gate Security Officers prior to entering the installation.  Personnel who fail to present a valid MSF or CAC card will be denied access to the installation.
      View the Safety Office page for details.

    • Unregistered weapons will NOT be allowed to enter the installation. Newly assigned personnel have 72 hours to register weapons.

    • Check the Event Calendar for Monthly Gate Barrier Maintenance.

    • Questions? Call our Customer Service helpline at (913) 684-3600.



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