Visitor, Contractor, andVendor Access Process

Vetting Process

All personnel who are requesting unescorted access to Fort Carson and not in possession of a DOD ID card or installation pass/badge will undergo a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) background check. This check involves verifying the individual’s identify and checking their criminal history. Personnel who have any of the following disqualifying factors will be denied access to the installation.

  • The NCIC-III check contains criminal information about the individual that causes the senior commander to determine that the individual presents a potential threat to the good order, discipline, or health and safety of the installation.
  • The installation is unable to verify the individual’s claimed identify based on the reasonable belief that the individual has submitted fraudulent information concerning his or her identity in the attempt to gain access.
  • The individual has a current arrest warrant in NCIC, regardless of the offense or violation.
  • The individual is currently barred from entry or access to a federal installation or facility.
  • The individual has been convicted of crimes encompassing sexual assault, armed robbery, rape, child molestation, production or possession of child pornography, trafficking in humans, drug possession with intent to sell or drug distribution.
  • The individual has a U.S. conviction of espionage, sabotage, treason, terrorism or murder.
  • The individual is a registered sex offender.
  • The individual has been convicted of a felony within the past 10 years, regardless of the offense or violation.
  • The individual has been convicted of a felony firearms or explosives violation.
  • The individual has engaged in acts or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. government by force.
  • The individual is identified in the Terrorist Screening Data Base (TSDB) as a known to be or suspected of being a terrorist or belonging to an organization with known links to terrorism or support of terrorist activity.
NOTE: Fort Carson does not conduct vetting of contractors/vendors for employment purposes.

Pass Request Process

Visitor, Contractor, and Vendor one time entry: Contractors/vendors (large vehicles, over 26,000 pounds) requesting a day pass without a DOD sponsor and visitors requesting a one time entry must go to Gate 3, present a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration and proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle) and manifest or bill of lading. An NCIC III check will be conducted, the vehicle will be inspected and logged. No passes will be issued at Gate 3.

24 hour visitor access pass, without a DOD Sponsor: Visitors/contractors/vendors (small vehicles under 26,000 pounds) requesting a day pass (multiple entries within a 24 hour time period) without a DOD sponsor must go to the Visitor Control Center and present a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration and proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle). All IDs must be in compliance with the Department of Homeland Security REAL ID Act.

Pass Request Process

Access pass in excess of 24 hours: Visitors/contractors/vendors requesting reoccurring access in excess of 24 hours must have a DOD sponsor. The sponsor will ensure an FC Form 2036-E is completed on each individual and digitally signed by the government sponsor or agency certifying official. The form will be printed out and given to the individual requesting access. The individual requesting access will then bring the FC Form 2036-E, a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration and proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle) to the Visitor Control Center. An NCIC III check will be conducted and a pass issued for the requested dates (not to exceed one year or the length of the contract, whichever is shorter).

The FC Form 2036-E is not required for passes between one and 90 days, if the sponsor accompanies the individual to the Visitor Control Center. The sponsor will need to provide his DOD ID card to the servicing clerk.

For passes ranging from 91-365 days, the FC Form 2036-E with a digital signature is required.