PTV Registration

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

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Personal Transport Vehicles (PTV), also known as modified golf carts, are permitted to be driven on city streets with a posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less. PTVs must meet equipment requirements adopted by the city and be registered prior to being driven on city streets. The registration process and required documents are provided below.

PTV Registration Information

What is a PTV or Modified Golf Cart?
Personal Transportation Vehicle (“PTV”)
Any motor vehicle with a minimum of four wheels, capable of a maximum level ground speed of less than 20 miles per hour, with a maximum gross vehicle empty weight of 1,375 pounds, capable of transporting not more than eight persons. PTVs shall be operated only on roads with a posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour.

Modified Golf Cart
A Golf Cart that has been mechanically altered to meet the definition of a Personal Transportation Vehicle (PTV).

Golf Cart
Any motorized vehicle designed for the purpose and exclusive use of conveying one or more persons and equipment to play the game of golf in an area designated as a golf course. For such a vehicle to be considered a golf car or golf cart, its speed on a paved level surface shall not exceed 15 miles per hour. Golf carts shall not be operated outside of a golf course or on any road in conjunction with regular vehicular traffic.

Note: Golf Carts are not permitted. PTVs and Modified Golf Carts are permitted on roads with a speed limit of 25mph or less upon registration with the city.
What equipment is required?
  • Braking System Including Parking Brake 
  • Reverse Warning Device 
  • Main Power Switch 
  • Headlamps 
  • Tail Lamps 
  • Reflex Reflectors 
  • Horn 
  • Rear-view Mirror 
  • Safety Warning Labels 
  • Hip restraints and Hand Holds 
  • Lap belts (only required for riders 15 and under)
What are the rules of the road?
  • Operate only on streets with a posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less. 
  • All laws and ordinances relating to alcohol and its use, including open container laws, shall apply. 
  • Abide by all traffic regulations applicable to automotive traffic. 
  • Lap belts shall be worn by all operators and passengers age 15 or less, but are optional for operators and passengers age 16 or older. Do not enter any intersection without yielding the right-of-way to any vehicles, automobiles, or pedestrians. 
  • All operators and passengers must remain seated at all times during operation of the PTV. 
  • No person shall sit on the lap of any operator or passenger during the operation of the PTV. 
  • Only persons possessing a valid driver’s license may operate PTVs. 
  • All operators of PTVs shall park only in marked parking spaces, not in landscaped areas or on sidewalks, or walkways.
Where can I find the complete ordinance regarding PTVs?
Please read and review the complete ordinance here :

PTV Ordinance
How do I register my PTV?
Download the application and supporting information:

PTV Registration Packet

Equipment Instruction

Downtown Speed Limit Map

Return the application and agreement to the Development Services window on the gorund floor of the City Hall Annex at 12453 Highway 92 to complete your registration. There is no fee to register a PTV.

Once approved, you will be provided with a decal that must be attached to the PTVs driver' side rear fender.