Golf Cart Information
Golf Cart Parking in Pay to park/Launch Areas
When utilizing the pay to park/launch systems you must enter GCR-and the three numeric digits (example GCR111) when prompted for the license plate number unless the driver has a handicapped placard. Golf Carts are treated the same as any other vehicle.
Golf Cart Registration
This page provides the information you will need to register your golf cart for use on selected City streets. The registration package consists of a registration form and information on the rules and regulations governing golf cart use on public roads. In order to register your golf cart, you will need to complete the following steps:
The registration is valid for one calendar year with an annual renewal beginning and due in the month of purchase of each year. If you move, you will need to notify City Hall of your address change.
HAPPY AND SAFE CARTING!
Please remember that using golf carts on City streets is a privilege, not a right. The City reserves the right to revoke any and all golf cart registrations as deemed necessary. The City Council also reserves the right to cancel this program at any time.
GOLF CART RULES AND REGULATIONS
The City of Crystal River has approved a program allowing the use of golf carts (side-by-side, ATV or UTVs are not registerable under the golf cart permit) on streets within the municipal limits of Crystal River. We ask for your assistance in making this program a continued success. Please obey all traffic laws. Please do not allow unauthorized individuals to operate your golf cart. Please respect other motorists by traveling as far to the right on the roadway as is safely possible and protect pedestrians by not driving on sidewalks. Remember that pedestrians have the right of way and that golf carts must yield to pedestrians.
Registration: A golf cart is defined under Florida Law as "A motor vehicle designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes." To use a golf cart on City streets, the golf cart must be registered with the City and have some specific equipment. Only properly equipped golf carts are permitted to be driven on City streets.
Equipment Requirements: All golf carts operating subject to Ordinance 11-O-18 must be equipped with efficient brakes, reliable steering, safe tires, a rearview mirror, and red reflectorized warning devices, in both the front and rear, at all times while operated on City designated roads and streets.
Basic Rules for Operation: Golf carts and operators are required to obey the following rules. Failure to comply with City or State law may result in the issuance of a citation and/or the revocation of the golf cart registration and permission to drive on City streets:
Penalties: The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office shall have the authority to issue citations for violations of this.
BEFORE YOU DRIVE!
GOLF CART MUST …
DRIVER MUST …
*If you sell your cart remove the registration sticker. You must bring the old registration sticker to receive a new free one if you register another cart.
OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS
The City Council of the City of Crystal River designated City streets which are designed and marked in Resolution No. 17-R-23 Exhibit “A”, for operation of golf carts within the City as to the Provisions of Ordinance 11-O-18 and Chapter 316 of the Florida Statutes. “Golf carts may be operated on all roads and streets designated for such use by resolution of the City of Crystal River, in accordance with F.S. § 316.212.”
COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAWS
“…All operators of golf carts within the City shall comply with state statutes pertaining to operation of golf carts and of motor vehicles. Any violation of such statute(s) shall also be a violation of this ordinance. Golf cart operators shall comply with all applicable local and state traffic control devices, and operators of golf carts may be summonsed for traffic and moving violations, in the same manner as other motor vehicles….”
All golf carts must obtain a Registration Decal. To obtain a Registration Decal, owner of golf cart shall furnish the City (1) proof of ownership; (2) proof current liability insurance; and (3) complete application.
Owner must pay fees for obtaining Registration Decal. Registration Decal shall be valid for one (1) year. Application, payment, inspection and insurance shall be required by the City annually for renewal.
HOW TO REGISTER & OBTAIN A DECAL:
GOLF CART MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH:
GOLF CART PRIVILEGE
Operation of a golf cart within the City is a privilege granted by the City and not a right possessed by the individual operator. The resident understands that they may be cited by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office for any violation of the City's Golf Cart Ordinance.
There will be signage posted along designated roads and streets where golf cart operation is authorized, advising motorists of possible golf cart traffic, and alerting the public that the operations of such golf carts.
OVERVIEW, RULES, ALCOHOL, OVERCROWDING, CHILDREN &ANIMALS
Golf Cart Registration Packet
Golf Cart Pamphlet
City of Crystal River
123 NW HWY 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
Ph: (352) 795-4216