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Golf Carts

Golf cart permits are available at any SCDMV branch office. The permit allows a licensed driver to operate a golf cart during daylight hours on a secondary highway or street within four miles of his residence or place of business.


To obtain a golf cart permit, you must:

·    Complete Form GC-2, Golf Cart Permit Registration

·    Provide proof of insurance for the golf cart

·    Provide the driver license number of any licensed driver who will operate the golf cart

·    Submit a fee of $5.00.


The law pertaining to the issuance of Golf Cart permits (56-2-105) has been amended effective October 1, 2012. The amendment requires golf cart permits to expire five years from the date of issuance. Golf cart owners holding golf cart permits on or before October 1, 2012 will have until September 30, 2015 to obtain a replacement permit. The amendment also discontinues the requirement of a listing of all operators of the golf cart and operators must be a licensed driver 16 years of age or older.


SCDMV will implement changes required by law in January 2013. Until these changes are implemented, DMV will follow current procedures and use the existing forms for issuance of Golf Cart permits. Permits issued prior to implementation must be replaced by September 30, 2015.

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