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The Housing Management Office has a "one-stop shopping" website that may answer many of your questions about living at Nellis Air Force Base, whether you are single or married, planning to live on base or off.
3. Military Personnel Customer Service Center
Address: 4475 N. England Ave.
Operating hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The customer service center is the first stop referral point for the Military Personnel section. It is the primary liaison between Air Force members, their dependents, retirees, next of kin and all personnel offices. Customer service will assist you with various items, such as in-processing, leave, adverse actions, and answering questions on various programs processed through the personnel section. If an inquiry cannot be answered immediately, then customer service personnel will take action by researching and ensuring correct answers, or they will escort the customer to the office of primary responsibility to ensure that correct action is taken.
The CTO office can be reached Mon-Thurs 0800-1500, Fridays 0800-1200, and via phone Fridays from 1200-1600 at 702-505-4253 or 1-866-668-6372.
You must provide your home address and duty phone before delivery of household goods or hold-baggage can be scheduled. Remember, someone must be at the delivery location to accept your goods on the date of delivery.
Local utility services
1. Nevada Power Company
Phone Number: 702-367-5555 or 702-367-5554 (Spanish)
Residential deposit is based on an average of the last 12 months power usage at the service address and is billed all at once on the first bill. The deposit for new-home residents is $100. The deposit may be waived by showing an active duty military ID in a Nevada Power Company office (if no previous poor payment history exists with Nevada Power.)
2. Southwest Gas Corporation
Phone Number: 702-365-1555
Minimum residential deposit is $80, but may be waived with a letter of good credit or may be refunded with interest after one year of good credit. There is no deposit for senior citizens 62 years or older.
Access to facilities for the handicapped
All frequently used facilities on Nellis, such as the Base Exchange, commissary, movie theater, hospital, post office, Desert Oasis and The Club, are equipped with parking, ramps and restrooms designed to accommodate the special needs of handicapped individuals. Any questions concerning specific buildings should be referred to the chief engineer of the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron.
Drivers License, Vehicle Registration & Insurance Information
New residents have 30 days to obtain a Nevada drivers license (exemptions may apply for military members and their families - check with your commander's support staff), which requires applicants to take a vision test. Other tests will be waived under the following conditions:
-You are 25-years-old or older and have no special restrictions
-Your out-of-state license is valid and you are applying for the same class of license
-You have no more than two moving violations and no suspensions, revocations, cancellations or denials in the past four years.
Anyone who fails to meet these requirements must take a written test and may be required to take a skills test.
New residents have 60 days to obtain a Nevada vehicle registration (exemptions may apply for military members and their families - check with your commander's support staff). The following list includes items needed for out-of-state transfers:
-State-issued driver's license
-Proof of Social Security number
-Nevada proof of liability
-Insurance card from a Nevada-licensed agent
-Smog check certificate, if needed
-Vehicle title, unless held by lien holder
-Vehicle identification number checks (at Department of Motor Vehicles)
-Out-of-state license plates
-Cash, check or money order for registration fees
Nevada residents are also required to carry proof of liability insurance in their vehicles at all times. The minimum requirements are $15,000 bodily injury, $30,000 per person per accident and $10,000 property damage.
Dormitory and base housing residents with privately owned firearms are required to register them with the 99th Security Forces Group upon arrival at Nellis. Dormitory residents and personnel residing in the temporary lodging facility must store their privately owned firearms in the security forces armory.
Moving expense taxation
Nellis legal officials remind you not to include in your income the value of moving and storage services provided by the government in connection with a PCS move. However, if you receive reimbursements or allowances from the government that are more than your actual moving expenses, include the express income.
If you itemize your deductions, you can deduct moving expenses that were not reimbursed. These include the following:
-Moving household goods and personal effects
-Traveling to your new home
-House-hunting trips before you move
-Living temporarily in a new area
-Selling your former home and buying a new one
-Settling an old lease and signing a new one
The Nellis Tax Center can help with federal and state income taxes, file amended returns and assist with IRS letters. For an appointment, call 702-652-2645.