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City of Pleasant Hill

Posted on: November 16, 2023

Golf Cart Registration

Golf Cart Ordinance

View Full Golf Cart Ordinance (PDF)


Starting January 1, 2024, golf carts are required to have a displayed registration tag with the City of Pleasant Hill. Registration tags can be purchased starting on December 1, 2023 at City Hall Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Golf carts can only be operated by those with a valid driver's license and must have the driver's license on them while operating the golf cart.

How much does it cost?

A registration tag costs $100 and is valid for 2 years. This price was determined after researching several communities around us.

Registration Form (PDF)

What do I need to purchase a registration tag?

Complete the Golf Cart Permit registration form and ensure the cart has the following equipment:

      • A Slow Moving Vehicle Sign 
      • Safety Flag (extends above the roof)
      • Rear View Mirror
      • Adequate Brakes as described in Code of Iowa 321.247
      • Head Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signal Lights

Are these safety requirements new?

No. These are the same safety requirements already required by the State of Iowa. The registration to say these requirements are met is what is new.

Are there any other changes to the Golf Cart ordinance?

Yes. The map has been better defined for where golf carts can be operated legally. Golf Carts are allowed to be operated on city streets with a speed limit of 25 MPH or less and cannot be operated on any city streets which are a primary road extension through the city.

1.Primary road extensions where golf carts cannot travel on but shall be allowed to cross:

a. Underneath Highway 163 on S. Pleasant Hill Blvd.

2.Primary road extensions where golf carts cannot travel on AND cannot cross:

a. E. University Ave / Highway 163 (may cross underneath on S. Pleasant Hill Blvd.)

b. Highway 65

c. Martha L Miller Dr.d.75th Street

Golf Cart Map

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