Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can I contact if I have questions about installation access?
A: Most questions can be answered by calling the VCC directly at 719-526-2332. Issues encountered at the VCC, or more specific questions, can be addressed to Access Control supervisor at 719-526-5543, cell 719-466-1132 or email email@example.com; or chief of Physical Security at 719-526-2760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: If I am a CAC or DOD ID card holder, will I be able to escort people on post if they are in my vehicle? Will those I am escorting be required to show ID at the gates?
A: Current policies and command guidance require that all personnel accessing the installation are in possession of an installation pass credential. The Trusted Traveler Privilege has been suspended at Fort Carson. All vehicle occupants 18 years or older will need to be in possession of a state or federally issued photo ID and installation pass credential. Personnel with only a Fort Carson access pass cannot escort non-ID card holders.
Q: When the Visitor Control Center 1 is closed, how can I get my visitor on post?
A: Sponsors and guests may process through Gate 3 non-DOD lanes 24/7 for one-time access. To obtain a reusable pass (e.g. FC Form 2036 or multi-day), visitors/guest must process through VCC1.
Q: If I am a DOD ID card holder and I forget my ID on post, will I be required to complete this check?
A: Yes. DOD ID card holders who are not in possession of their ID must process through a VCC and provide an alternate form of identification.
Q: If I am a spouse, will I be able to sponsor an individual to obtain a pass for reasons such as at-home child care, therapists, visiting family, babysitters, house cleaners, etc.? If so, what is the process?
A: Yes. The sponsor will have to complete the FC Form 2036-E. Once the form is digitally signed, the sponsored individual will take it to VCC1 to receive an installation access pass.
Q: Our agency cannot digitally sign the FC Form 2036-E as required. What do we do?
A: Contact the Access Control supervisor at 719-526-5543, cell 719-466-1132, or by email at email@example.com.
Q: How long is a pass valid for?
A: Contact the Security and Access Control Division at 719-526-2325 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How long is this pass good for?
A: A visitor pass is issued for the time required to fulfill the purpose of the visit. Passes are issued as required, not for personal convenience, in accordance with Army Regulation 190-13. Visitor passes can be issued for up to 30 days without a FC Form 2036-E, and up to 1 year with a digitally signed form.
Q: What is the estimated time to complete these checks?
A: Current times are estimated to be 5-7 minutes for background checks, and approximately 2-3 minutes to print and issue a pass. These times are after your number is called and you sit down with a clerk. Overall wait times will vary based on the number of customers at the VCC.
Q: Can I use a passport?
A: You may use a valid unexpired government issued passport for identify proofing and to complete the required vetting (foreign passports must be accompanied by a valid visa permit); however, if you are driving, you will also be required to provide a valid driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance.
Q: What is the estimated time to complete these checks?
A: Current times are estimated to be 5-7 minutes for background checks and
approximately 2-3 minutes to print and issue a pass or badge. These times are
after your number is called and you sit down with a clerk. Overall wait
times will vary based on the number of customers at the Visitor Control
Q: What if I ride the bus and the other passengers don’t have an ID?
A: The bus driver is responsible for ensuring all personnel boarding the bus are in possession of an installation access credential, or entitled to Fort Carson access, before boarding a bus destined for Fort Carson. If personnel (over the age of 18) are found on board not entitled to installation access, the bus will be denied access and redirected to a VCC, potentially causing delay.
Q: What do I do if I’m sponsoring a large event on post?
A: Organizations who are sponsoring large events on post may submit a memorandum through the DES Security and Access Control Division to the garrison commander requesting a special event waiver. Contact the Security and Access Control Division at 719-526-2332 or by email at email@example.com for further guidance.
NOTE: These requests should be submitted no later than 14 days prior to the event to be reviewed and staffed.
Q: Do I have to do this every year for long-term/recurring passes for all my employees?
A: Yes. Every time a pass is renewed the employee will go through the complete request process.
Q: How do private delivery and ride share companies gain access to deliver on post?
A: At this time drivers may obtain one-time access per fare through VCC1 or Gate 3. Proof of pickup or delivery with the delivery application is required when processing through the visitor center.
Q: How do commercial delivery companies gain access to deliver on post?
A: These companies may coordinate through a DOD sponsoring organization to obtain Fort Carson FC Form 2036-E, for route drivers that service Fort Carson. For questions, contact the Visitors Center or Access Control supervisor at 719-526-2332 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further guidance.
Q: If my employee is denied access due to an unfavorable NCIC check, how can I get them access?
A: The denied person may request reconsideration at the VCC using the Access Denial Waiver Process outlined in Army Regulation 190-13.
Q: What derogatory information can deny me entry onto Fort Carson?
A: If the NCIC check finds any of the following information you will be denied entry onto Fort Carson:
- 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.
- A claimed identity that cannot be verified based on the reasonable belief that the person submitted fraudulent identity information in the attempt to gain access.
- Current arrest warrant in NCIC, regardless of the offense or violation.
- Current bar from entry or access to a federal installation or facility.
- Conviction of crimes encompassing sexual assault, armed robbery, rape, child molestation, production or possession of child pornography, trafficking in humans or drug possession with intent to sell or distribute.
- Conviction for espionage, sabotage, sedition, treason, terrorism or murder.
- Being registered as a sex offender.
- Felony conviction within the last 10 years, regardless of the offense or violation.
- Felony conviction for a firearms or explosives violation, regardless of when the conviction occurred.
- Engaged in acts or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. government by force.
NOTE: If you have additional questions not covered here, contact us at 719-526-2325 or by email at