City of Clermont Golf Cart Regulations

  • Golf carts are not permitted to be operated on City of Clermont roads, trails and sidewalks. 
  • Developments with private roads may permit golf cart usage within their developments. 
  • Golf carts are defined in section 320.01(22), Florida Statutes, as “a motor vehicle that is designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes and that is not capable of exceeding speeds of 20 miles per hour.” Golf carts may be operated on roadways that are designated for golf carts with a posted speed limit of 30 mph or less. Golf carts may also cross a portion of a county road which intersects a roadway that is approved for golf carts, or that intersects a golf course or mobile home park. In both examples the roadway should have signs posted that golf carts share the roadway. The operation of golf carts on roads must comply with any more restrictive ordinances enacted by local government and should be verified prior to operating these vehicles. 
  • Golf carts are not required to be titled or registered and, therefore, are not required to be insured with PIP and PDL insurance coverage. Golf cart operators are not required to have a driver license; however, to operate a golf cart on designated public roadways, a person must be 14 years or older. 
  • Golf carts may only be operated upon roads that have been designated for use of golf carts by the appropriate jurisdiction and may not operate on roads with a speed limit greater than 35 MPH. The City of Clermont does not have any roads designated for golf cart usage.
  •  Low speed vehicles, or golf carts that operate with a top speed greater than 20 MPH but not greater than 25 MPH must be titled and registered and may only operate on City streets where the posted speed limit is 35 MPH or less. 
  • All-terrain vehicles (ATV), utility terrain vehicles (UTV) commonly referred to as a side-by-side and recreational off-road vehicles (ROV) may only be operated on unpaved roadways. 

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