Reminder: Golf Cart Operation Requirements Need to by Completed by October 1, 2020

There are new requirements to operate a golf cart in the City of Covington.

September 18, 2020



In accordance with the provision of the City of Covington Ordinance, each qualified person desiring to operate a golf cart on the designated streets of the City of Covington shall first make an application to the Covington Police Department to obtain its own individual permit decal to be placed on the golf cart.


The owner of every motorized cart operated on the streets of the city shall cause such cart to be registered with the Covington Police Department within ten days of the date of its purchase. Upon such registration the Covington Police Department shall issue two numerical identification decals to the owner and shall maintain a record of each identification number, along with the name and address of the registered owner. The identification decals shall be affixed to the front windshield and rear fender area of the car so as to be fully visible when the car is in operation.


A registration fee of $15.00 for each cart shall be payable at the time of registration, and the registration shall be effective for a period of five years. If the cart is transferred to another owner for operation in the city, the registration shall also be transferred to the new owner within ten business days of the date of transfer of the cart, and a transfer fee in the amount of $15.00 paid to the city.


All current golf cart permit holders must meet the new requirements by October 1, 2020.  Any new applicant's golf cart must meet these requirements effective August 3, 2020.

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