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Golf Cart




Indiana Code 9-13-2-69.7 states "Golf Cart" means a four (4) wheeled motor vehicle originally and specifically designed and intended to transport one (1) or more individuals and golf clubs for the purpose of playing the game of golf on a golf course.

All-terrain vehicles (ATV), and all other off road vehicles are not permitted on roadways.  Vehicles such as "mini-trucks" must be registered with the state and bear current license plates. *By statute, Municipal owned vehicles are exempt.

Inside the Town of Edinburgh, the following elements are required to operate a properly registered golf cart:

  1. A valid driver’s license or be at least 16 years and 180 days of age and hold an Indiana Identification card.
  2. Drivers are subject to the same motor vehicle operational requirements as if in an automobile.
  3. NO ONE not meeting the above requirements is allowed to drive the cart.
  4. All golf carts must have proof of insurance in the golf cart at all times during the operation of golf cart in the corporate limits.
  5. All golf carts must display a red or amber flashing light at times of operation.  Said light must be visible from a distance of no   less than 500 feet from the rear of the golf cart. 
  6. All golf carts must be equipped with headlamps, taillights and brake lights that are in working order. 
  7. All golf carts must be equipped with a rear view mirror, seat belts, and a slow moving vehicle sign.
  8. While in operation, such golf cart must carry no more passengers than they were designed to carry, and all passengers must be seated and wearing a seat belt at all times.
  9. While operating a golf cart within the corporate limits any operator must abide by all traffic laws in the operation of said golf cart.
  10. Any person who wishes to operate a golf cart in the Town of Edinburgh must register the golf cart and have said golf cart inspected at the Edinburgh Police Department. 
  11. An annual registration fee of $25.00 will be charged and the registration must be with the golf cart at all times.
  12. Registration will expire at midnight on December 31st of current year. 
  13. Please place sticker on the left side of the bumper.

 Transferring ownership

  1. If someone purchases a golf cart that is already registered, they must re-register the golf cart in their name.
  2. Same requirements as a new purchase.
  3. Check list must be completed. (see below)
  4. New registration slip completed in their name.
  5. No need to issue a new sticker if the one on cart is current.

Golf Cart Violations

  • Ordinance Violations
    1. $25.00 for the first violation.
    2. $50.00 for the second violation.
    3. $75.00 for the third violation. 
    4. If a person is cited for a violation of this ordinance more than three times, the registration shall be revoked and said golf cart shall be no longer be allowed to operate on streets, roads or alleys within the Town of Edinburgh.
    5. Unregistered golf carts operated on the roadways are a violation of state law and are subject to the provisions of the Indiana Traffic Laws including towing, impoundment, and the operator being summoned to the appropriate court of law.
  • Traffic and Criminal Violations (such as failure to signal turn, speeding, OWI) are subject to the sanctions as if operating an automobile.



___  Driver's License or Indiana Identification Card

___  Proof of Insurance

___  Red or Amber Flashing Light

___  Headlamps

___  Taillights

___  Brake Lights

___  Rear View Mirror

___  Seat Belts

___  Slow Moving Vehicle Sign