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Town and Community Golf Cart Ordinances

The state of North Carolina states that a city may regulate the operation of golf carts, as defined in G.S. 20-4.01(12b), on any public street, road, or highway where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less within its municipal limits or on any property owned or leased by the city. A city may require the registration of golf carts, charge a fee for the registration, specify who is authorized to operate golf carts, and specify the required equipment, load limits, and the hours and methods of operation of golf carts. No person less than 16 years of age may operate a golf cart on a public street, road, or highway. 

North Carolina Inspection Fee & Requirements

  • Headlights

  • Tail Lights

  • License Plate Lights

  • Parking Lights

  • Turn Signals

  • Horn

  • Wiper

  • Brakes

  • Brake Lights

  • Steering

  • Check Tires (D.o.t & Tread)

  • Reflectors

  • Windshield (D.o.t & Free of Cracks)

  • Speed Check (20-25 Mph)

For more details contact the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department or local police department or community HOA.

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