PN-1-SV Golf cart ordinance 32




Operation of motorized golf carts and ATV’s are hereby authorized on the roadways of all streets, except such as are prohibited by resolution of the Council, and only in strict compliance with this subchapter. For the purpose of this subchapter, a GOLF CART is a vehicle designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course and an ATV is a vehicle for sporting or recreational purposes equipped with four low pressure tires and is not capable of exceeding speeds of 20 mph.

(Prior Code, § 8.08)  (Ord. effective 10-12-2015)

§ 73.36  PERMITS.

(A) Application for a permit to operate a motorized golf cart and an ATV on the roadways of streets shall include:

(1) The name and address of the applicant;

(2) Copy of a current driver’s license; and

(3) Proof of insurance and such other information as may from time to time be required by the Council.

(B) Permits expire on December 31, unless renewed.

(C) The fee for a permit shall be fixed by resolution of the Council.

(Prior Code, § 8.08)  (Ord. effective 10-12-2015)


It is unlawful for any person to operate a motorized golf cart or ATV on the roadway of a street unless:

(A) The operator has in possession a valid, current and unrevoked permit from the city;

(B) The operation is on a roadway which has not been designated as prohibited for the operation, except crossing at an intersection;

(C) The operation is during daylight hours between sunrise and sunset;

(D) The operation is not during inclement weather, or when visibility is impaired by weather, smoke, fog or other conditions, or when there is insufficient light to clearly see persons or vehicles thereon at a distance of 500 feet;

(E) The golf cart or ATV displays a slow-moving vehicle emblem, as described by statute, on the rear thereof;

(F) The golf cart or ATV is equipped with rear view mirrors as required by statute for other vehicles;

(G) The operator has insurance coverage as provided by statute; and

(H) The operator observes all traffic laws, except such as cannot reasonably be applied to motorized golf carts or four-wheel all-terrain vehicles.

(I) Occupants under sixteen years of age are required to wear a helmet. 

(J)  Driver must be sixteen years of age or older to operate golf cart or ATV.

(Prior Code, § 8.08)  (Ord. effective 10-12-2015)  Penalty, see § 73.99


Recreational vehicles which require the occupant to straddle the vehicle for operation are not allowed to operate on city streets and are not eligible for a permit.

§ 73.99  PENALTY.

Every person violates a section, division, paragraph or provision of this chapter when he or she performs an act thereby prohibited or declared unlawful or fails to act when the failure is thereby prohibited or declared unlawful and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as follows.

(A) Where the specific section, division, paragraph or provision specifically makes violation a misdemeanor, he or she shall be punished as for a misdemeanor; where a violation is committed in a manner or under circumstances so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property, he or she shall be punished as for a misdemeanor; where he or she stands convicted of violation of any provision of this chapter, exclusive of violations relating to the standing or parking of an unattended vehicle, within the immediate preceding 12-month period for the third or subsequent time, he or she shall be punished as for a misdemeanor.

(B) As to any violations not constituting a misdemeanor under the provisions of division (A) above, he or she shall be punished as for a petty misdemeanor.

(C) As to any violation of a provision adopted by reference, he or she shall be punished as specified in the provision so adopted.

(Prior Code, § 8.99)