Do golf carts require vehicle registration?

Because golf cart registration is more often than not a town-by-town issue, you'll need to contact your local DMV for the exact rules and regulations in your area. The regulations of golf carts is one that, obviously, has more bearing in warm-weather areas.

Examples of Golf Cart Regulation

In some states, like Nevada, for example, golf cart regulations are governed by counties and municipalities. In parts of Nevada's Clark County (home to Las Vegas) golf cart owners are required to have a DMV permit and insurance, following almost the identical steps for car registration.

Texas stopped requiring golf cart registration in 2009. Although Grayson County, located along the Oklahoma border, mandates licensing of all golf carts, requiring owners to provide the Texas DMV with proof of ownership.

And in Florida, various municipalities regulate golf carts like cars. In South Daytona, for instance, golf cart registration is no different than vehicle registration. In addition to submitting a golf cart registration form, owners must also get insurance coverage and pass a golf cart inspection conducted by the local police department.

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