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Visitor Control Center

Location: 6 California Blvd, right outside the Santa Maria Gate
Phone: (805) 606-7662
Note: Masks are required upon entry into the VCC.

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday Closures:
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

After Hour Passes: Visitors needing a visitor pass after hours can receive a 24 hour pass at the Santa Maria gate, (located on California Blvd. at the intersection with HWY 1)

Members with the following credentials may sponsor up to 5 individuals for 30 days.

  • Active Duty/Retired Military ID Card Holders
  • Dependent ID card
  • Contractor CAC
  • DOD Civilian ID CAC
  • Retired DOD Civilian ID Card
  • Veterans Health ID DBID Card Holders (VHIC)

In order to receive a pass individuals will need the following information:

  • Driver’s License/State Identification
  • Valid vehicle registration or rental agreement
  • Proof of insurance

A pass for installation access is required for all individuals 16 and over. Any sponsored visitor passes needed after VCC hours must physically escort visitors to the Santa Maria gate to obtain a 24 hour pass. Please contact the Visitor Control Center with any questions.

Commercial Vehicles:
The sponsor will meet the commercial vehicle at the Lompoc gate to get a 24 hour pass and have the vehicle searched. 

Foreign Visitor Request:
Must be completed NLT 30 days prior to the visit.  Contact the VCC for further information.

Long Term Visitor Credential:
This is for hardship purposes and the sponsor needs to contact the VCC for proper paper work.

Base Pass Submission Request (Must be submitted 72 hrs prior to visit)



Gate Hours & Map

Santa Maria Gate: 24 Hours

South Gate: 24 Hours

Solvang Gate: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Lompoc Gate: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Map of Gate Locations