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The annual golf cart permit is $10 per vehicle and is voluntary.
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If the golf cart is operated on city streets, a valid permit is voluntary.
No, golf carts are prohibited from use on the City trail and sidewalks. Golf carts cannot be operated on any portion of the right-of-way of city, county or state roads, except the paved portion of said streets and designated parking lots. Additionally, they cannot be operated on portions of city lands, spurs and extensions of the trail, public golf course, or private land. When approved by the city manager, golf carts may be allowed during special events in City parks.
Under the new law, House Bill 949, golf cart drivers under the age of 18 must be at least 15 with a learner's permit or 16 with a driver's license. Additionally, anyone who is 18 or older must have a valid government-issued ID to drive golf carts. House Bill 949 went into effect July 1, 2023.
The permit is provided on an annual basis and expires one year from the issue date.
The golf cart owner must purchase liability insurance, insuring against personal injury and damage to property relative to the operation of golf carts on city streets. This insurance must be current at all times. Proof of insurance must be presented to the city upon registration for a permit, to law enforcement officers, and the city code enforcement officer upon request.
Yes, There is a list of those that includes streets within the Mears Industrial Park, Cypress Lakes Industrial Park in the ordinance page under SEC. 66-100.
Additionally, streets with a speed limit GREATER than 25 MPH cannot be used. These are also listed in the ordinance page under SEC. 66-100.
All golf carts operating on city streets must be equipped with efficient brakes, reliable steering, a horn, safe tires, a rearview mirror, and red reflectorized warning devices on both the front and rear.
All golf carts operating between sunset and sunrise must be additionally equipped with headlights, brake lights, turn signals and a windshield.
No, it is against to law to cross Tampa Road and SR 580 in a golf cart.
There are no designated parking spots for golf carts. Golf carts operated on city streets should park in public parking spaces designated for vehicle parking. Spaces identified for handicap parking may be used by golf carts that comply with the law for use of such space.