Golf Cart Permit

Apply for a permit to use a golf cart on city streets!

On August 27, 2018, Nixa City Council passed ordinance 20-400 allowing the use of golf carts on city streets with certain restrictions.

A golf cart is defined as a motor vehicle that is designed and manufactured for operating on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes and that is not capable of exceeding speeds of twenty (20) miles per hour.

(ATVs, side-by-sides and UTVs are NOT considered golf carts and are not eligible for a golf cart permit).

Per city ordinance, the following requirements must be met and followed.

  1. Golf carts may be operated on streets where the speed limit does not exceed 25 mph.
  2. Operators may cross excluded streets, but otherwise may not operate on any excluded street.
  3. Golf cart may not be operated on any state highway.
  4. All operators must have a valid state operator’s license. (section 20-221)
  5. All operators must have a valid City of Nixa permit attached to the rear of the golf cart. (section 20-401)
  6. All operators and passengers shall be seated while the golf cart is in motion.
  7. All operators and passengers shall be restrained by seat belts or child safety seats.
  8. All golf carts must be operated in a safe and responsible manner.
  9. All golf carts may be operated during daytime hours only.
  10. Golf carts may not be operated at speeds in excess of 20 mph.
  11. All golf carts must be insured and proof of insurance must be available upon request.

Golf cart permit fee = $15.00 per calendar year

To obtain a permit, you must provide your insurance company and policy number.

Golf Cart Permit

NOTE REGARDING PAYMENT OF FEE: You will not be able to pay for the permit using this form. Once we have reviewed your application, your invoice will be emailed to you. Once you have your invoice, you will need to visit the NixaPay portal (powered by Invoice Cloud) to pay your invoice before we will consider your application complete. You may also make payment in person at Nixa City Hall during normal business hours.

Vehicle Identification

Please enter a number from 1900 to 2999.

Owner Information

Owner Full Name
Owner's Residential Address(Required)
Mailing Address (if different)

Insurance Certification

You must provide proof of insurance for the golf cart before your permit will be issued.
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
Name (this field serves as your electronic signature)
Under penalties of perjury, I declare this vehicle is insured with the company named above and I will maintain liability insurance throughout the registration period. I understand that my failure to operate the above vehicle in accordance with the ordinance may result in the revocation of my permit/privilege to operate the above vehicle within the City of Nixa. I do swear or affirm that all facts and statements contained herein are true and correct and that I understand that any falsification or misrepresentation may be subject to civil or criminal penalties and/or revocation of my permit.
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