05/26/15 1:30 p.m.
Starting June 1, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will be inspecting street-worthy golf carts.
Inspections will take place at the sheriff’s office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Saturdays by appointment, for $10. Lt. Chris Bell said carts can be driven in unincorporated, residential areas of the county. However, villages and cities with the county may have ordinances against them. Findlay Law Director Don Rasmussen said the city does not have and restrictions on golf carts currently, other than those put in place by the state.
Each golf cart that passes the sheriff’s inspection will then be authorized to purchase a title and registration from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, as well as Ohio license plates.
For questions or Saturday inspection appointments, contact Lt. Chris Bell at 419-424-7224.
Golf Cart Requirement for Street Use:
- Have headlights, brake lights, tail lights and turn signals
- Have windshield, horn, rearview mirror and license plate light
- Not capable of traveling over 20 mph
- Seat belt for each occupant
- Drivers must have Ohio operator’s license
- Children must use child restraint seats as required by law
- DUI and insurance laws apply to those driving a golf cart on public roads
More from the Ohio Revised code here and here.
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