Golf Cart Ordinances Regulate Rules of the Road


Riding on golf carts has become a summer activity enjoyed by all outside of the golf course, especially those that live along the shores of Bass Lake and Koontz Lake.

Golf cart operators are advised to remember the rules of the road. Per the county statute, no person may operate a golf cart on any county road unless the posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less.

Golf carts are prohibited from operation on state highways. The vehicle cannot be driven on a state highway or across a state highway as cited in state law. Operators must be 16 years of age and older.

A golf cart permit has to be purchased for legal operation in the county and proof of insurance must also be provided.

The city of Knox and the town of North Judson have developed similar ordinances. A copy of the ordinance can be found in each clerk-treasurer’s office.

Click on the link to see Starke County’s ordinance: Golf Cart Ordinance.  Here is North Judson’s ordinance: North Judson Golf Cart Ordinance