On November 4, 2008 the City of Covington council approved the passage of an ordinance allowing for the use of motorized golf carts on city streets along with regular car traffic.
The ordinance does not allow the driving of motorized carts on sidewalks or along specially designated streets that can be referenced by maps on file and available for inspection at the Covington Police Department or by clicking here.
Only persons with a valid drivers license or instruction permit may operate golf carts on city streets.
Golf cart owners wishing to drive their carts on city streets must register them with CPD where they will be issued identification decals to be affixed to the sides of their cart. There is a registration fee of $15 for each cart. Owners wanting to download the application can do so by Golf Cart Application.pdf
. The permit must be returned to the Covington Police Department for registration.
On May 24, 2009 the city’s golf cart ordinance was revised to allow residents to drive golf carts around the square and into neighborhoods north of U.S. Highway 278.The city council approved the first reading of an ordinance change that would allow golf carts with permits to drive on city streets and state routes where the speed limit is 35 mph or less.The following streets will be removed from the prohibited driving list: Church Street SE, Monticello Street SW, Emory Street, Clark Street NW and Hazelbrand Road NE, beginning 200 yards north of Highway 278. A map of golf cart approved streets can be found in the Golf Cart Application link above.