When members of the military move into a home owned by the government, there are many rules and regulations the residents have to follow, or face possible eviction and fines.
Before a soldier is allowed move into their new home, an agreement must be signed called the “Conditions of Occupancy”. This agreement outline in full detail what is and what is not allowed during their time of occupancy.
Housing supplied by the military to soldiers that is located off-base have rules that are more lenient than the rules for on-base housing. It important to read all pages of the Conditions of Occupancy in order to stay within the decree.
The grounds on base can be used for recreation and other enjoyment but residents are not allowed to participate in any illegal, dangerous or unethical practices. Here is a more detailed list of some of the dos and don’t while living on a military base.
What is Allowed
Residents are encouraged to live in peace and harmony with their neighbors and they are to maintain a high level of respect for everyone they meet – on and off base. This rule has helped to produce a multitude men and women who are to be admired
Babysitting for a close neighbor is OK, as long as it is not on a daily basis. 10 hours per week is the maximum amount of time for childcare. A certified childcare provider is allowed more hours.
Vaccinated pets are allowed (on certain bases), but only cats and dogs are accepted as well as some birds, and aquarium size fish can be kept.
What Is Not Allowed
Refusal of an Inspection – If the inspector show up for an inspection – that mean, it is time for an inspection. an adamant refusal could mean a fine or eviction. Scheduled or impromptu, no inspection can be denied.
No dead bolt locks are allowed. Residents may not install their own deadbolts, extra locks, nor can they change the locks or add any type of security device to the home.
The garage cannot be converted into a personal space. It has to be used for parking automobiles – only.
At Home businesses are not allowed on base – except for an occasional ‘home sales party’. Prior approval is (always) needed from the community housing office.
Alterations to the home, handy-man jobs, new construction, pouring concrete, digging in the ground to plant flowers – non of this is allowed. If any work is done to the home or apartment, it have to be reverted back to the original, by a professional – at your expense. Private homes (on-base) are allowed additions, as long as they are in line with base regulations.
Appliances cannot be ‘worked on’ by the resident, they have to be repaired or replaced by community housing office.
Portable heaters, rooftop antennas, window air conditioners, or satellite dishes without the approval of the community housing office. Some of these items may be banned entirely.
Parents have to keep their children supervised at all times, if they are under 10 years of age. Children older than 10 are allowed to be left unsupervised – only for short periods of time.
School age children cannot be outside after curfew hour or they will be escorted home by the Military Police. Night school and evening Church services are the exceptions, with proof.
There are designated areas for residents to participate in sports such as basketball, baseball and football.
If there are tall buildings or overhead power lines around, kites will be banned in that areas.
All illegal items and substances are not allowed on base. Even though firearms and other weapons are issued to soldiers, discharging any firearm on base is considered illegal. And all reloading, cleaning and changing ammunition cartridges must be performed in the garage only, away from the rest of the family.
If a resident on a military base break rules continuously, an eviction is usually the end result. Sometimes only one serious infraction is enough to have housing privileges revoked for life. Read the agreement carefully and abide by the terms listed inside to have a long relationship with