The Defense Personal Property System is a logistics systems that moves shipments of personal goods of more than 1.3 million service members, 700,000 civilians, and their families.
1. Register for DPS
Military members must register as first-time users to receive a user ID to access DPS.
2. Upload Orders
Don't create a shipment on old previous orders. New shipments require new information.
3. Complete DD Forms 1299 and 1797.
DPS will generate the Application for Shipment (Department of Defense Form 1299) and Counseling Checklist (Department of Defense Form 1797. Signed documents and orders need to be submitted for processing and approval of the requested dates.
Members must contact requested PPPO to process shipment. It is required that individuals hand-carry the signed documents and complete set orders with amendments to their local PPPO.
First-time movers and individuals retiring or separating, must go to their local PPPO to manually complete shipment documents.
4. Look for more confirmation
Once the shipment is booked, the transportation service provider will send an e-mail to confirm information and move dates. The TSP's local agent will make contact to conduct a pre-move survey. Ensure the pre-move survey is done at least 5 days prior to the first scheduled packing day.
Household goods, HHG, shipments require separate pack dates based on the estimated weight of the property. Pack days can range from two to three days depending on your estimated weight.
5. Be familiar with Your Moving Responsibilities
Military members must separate military professional books, papers and equipment or PBP&E, that need to be separately packed. Items must be identified on inventory as "Pro-Gear or M-Pro".
If member declares PBP& E for a dependent spouse, PBP& E must also be distinctly separated and marked on inventory as "PBP& E for Spouse or S-Pro". All items must be identified at origin so the weight will not count against the authorized weight allowance.
6. Things to Remember After Pick-Up
If your shipment exceeds your authorized weight allowance, you must request a reweigh with your transportation service provider prior to accepting your personal property for delivery. Confirm that a reweigh was accomplished with your driver before any property is off-loaded from the delivery truck to your residence.