GOLF CART REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Date: June 12, 2018

WHAT IS REQUIRED?

 

On  June 12, 2018, St. John the Baptist Parish passed ordinance No# 18-14, Section 40-8, which allows the legal operation of golf carts on designated public streets under the following provisions in accordance with Louisiana Law: 

   1.   Anyone operating a golf cart must possess a valid Driver’s License.

  2.   The golf cart must be registered with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV), and an OMV decal must be applied to the vehicle.

  3.   Following OMV registration, the golf cart must be inspected by a St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office (SJSO) deputy, and a SJSO decal must also be applied to the vehicle.  SJSO approval requires: 

a.   Efficient brakes

b.   Reliable steering apparatus

c.   Safe tires

d.   Rear view mirror

e.   Red reflective warning devices in both the front and rear of the vehicle

f.    Front and rear turn signal lamps

g.   Tail lamps

h.   Brake lamps

i.     Headlamps

j.    Vehicle identification number or serial number

k.   Vehicle must have an OMV “Off Road” decal

l.     Proof of liability insurance

 

   4.   The licensed operator must have in their possession proof of liability insurance specifically covering the golf cart being operated.

   5.   The golf cart must be operated ONLY on a parish street that currently has a posted speed limit of 25 MPH or LESS.  The crossing of, or operation of a golf cart on any state highway, levee, parish property or right of way is prohibited.

    6.   The golf cart shall be operated in accordance with all state traffic laws and carry only the number of passengers for which it was designed. 


WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

If you own a new/previously registered Golf Cart: 

   1.   Contact the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office for appointment for Vehicle Inspection and Affidavit of Physical Inspection Form (DPSSP 3515)

    2.   Go to the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) for vehicle registration.  You will need the following: 

a.   A completed vehicle application form (DPSSP 1799)

b.   Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (new/unregistered vehicle) or title

c.   Itemized invoice from dealer to purchaser or original notarized bill of sale or invoice (new/unregistered) or current certification of title assigned before a notary by seller to purchaser, with the properly released lien, if applicable.

d.   Security agreement, if applicable (if a lien is to be recorded)

e.   Applicable fees (title, handling, mortgage recordation fee)

f.    Applicable sales/use tax

g.   Proof of Liability insurance

h.   A statement from the owner

i.   (Statement of Golf Carts Form) (DPSMV 1809) (Printable Version) indicating: 

                                  i.        That the golf cart contains all equipment required for use as indicated above.

                                            ii.        The owner is aware that the vehicle shall be operated only by a licensed driver.

                                       iii.        The golf cart may be operated only upon a parish road that has been designated by a parish or a municipal street that has been designated by a municipality for use by a golf cart.  A golf cart may be used to cross a part of a state highway where a golf course is constructed on both sides of the state highway if the Department of Transportation and Development has issued a permit for the crossinging.    /

            j.   Once OMV registration is complete and OMV decal is received, contact the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office (SJSO) to schedule a Final Inspection.  Bring OMV registration and decal to your inspection, SJSO decal will be applied to the golf cart.

I am ready to request a 
Final Inspection!                                     


 

If you own a used/unregistered Golf Cart: 

   1.   Contact the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office for appointment for Vehicle Inspection and Affidavit of Physical Inspection Form (DPSSP 3515)

   2.   Go to the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) for vehicle registration.  You will need the following:   

a.   A completed vehicle application form (DPSSP 1799)

b.   In lieu of title, an affidavit of physical inspection shall be acceptable for titling/registration of used golf carts.  The physical inspection must be performed by a full-time Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified law enforcement officer who has been certified by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of State Police, to inspect motor vehicles.

I am ready to request an 
Initial Inspection !

                            

c.   Itemized invoice from dealer to purchaser or original notarized bill of sale to invoice from the owner.

d.   Notarized copy of a Bill of Sale, Signed by both owner and buyer.

e.   Security agreement, if applicable (if a lien is to be recorded).

f.    Applicable fees (title, handling, mortgage recordation)

g.   Applicable sale/use tax

h.   Proof of liability insurance

i.     (Statement of Golf Carts Form(DPSMV 1809) (Printable Version) indicating: 

   i.       That the golf cart contains all equipment required for use as indicated above.

                                       ii.        The owner is aware that the vehicle shall be operated only by a licensed driver.

                               iii.       The golf cart may be operated only upon a parish road that has been designated by a parish or municipal street that has been designated by a municipality for use by a golf cart.  A golf cart may be used to cross a part of the state highway where a golf course is constructed on both sides of the state highway if the Department of Transportation and Development has issued a permit for the crossing. 

j.    Once OMV registration is complete and OMV decal is received, contact the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office (SJSO) to schedule a Final Inspection.  Bring OMV registration and decal to your inspection, SJSO decal will be applied to the golf cart.

 

FEE SCHEDULE: 

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office will set a fee of $25.00 for registration, cashiers check or money order, made payable to St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office. Registration will be valid for two (2) years from the date of inspection.
NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.

 
                               I am ready to request a 
Final Inspection!

                                                                       
 

NOTES 

When it is time to renew OMV registration, you will be required to also renew SJSO inspection. 

Golf carts are subject to the compulsory insurance requirements.  If liability insurance is cancelled, it will result in a revocation of the registration and the driver’s license.  To prevent insurance cancellations, the title must be surrendered and a title correction processed to re-classify the vehicle as an Off Road Vehicle.  A title fee will be assessed. 


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