Golf carts and other under-speed vehicles are regulated by the State of Ohio. Additional regulations on golf carts went into effect in January of 2017. Golf carts on public streets and highways require that the golf cart be registered with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. To obtain a registration, the golf cart must be inspected to ensure it meets the requirements of Ohio law. The Village is in the process of passing an ordinance that would allow the Antwerp Police Department to perform these inspections and to issue a Certificate of Inspection to the owner of the golf cart which can be presented to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles in obtaining title, registration, and license plates for the golf cart. The third reading of this ordinance will be held on May 15, 2017, during regular council meeting. The inspection process will be in effect after this date.
Inspections will be conducted at the Antwerp Police Department at 118 North Main Street, Antwerp, Ohio, and the inspection will be provided for a $25.00 charge.
Please note the requirements listed on the Golf Cart Under-Speed Vehicle Inspection Sheet are all requirements of the State of Ohio and must be met before a Certificate of Inspection can be issued. Some of the requirements to note are a valid driver’s license for any operation of the golf cart on public streets, proof of insurance on said golf cart along with all of the listed safety items, such as, seat belts, tail lights, turn signals, head lights, etc. Please note children under the age of 16 that do not hold a valid driver’s license cannot operate a golf cart.
A copy of the checklist that will be used is shown below or you may click here to download a pdf of the checklist. Again, the Village of Antwerp did not make these regulations, but is required to ensure all golf carts and under-speed vehicles meet these requirements set by the State of Ohio under the Ohio Revised Code and effective as of January 1, 2017. Once the Village of Antwerp’s ordinance is passed on May 15, 2017, inspections can be conducted by the Antwerp Police Department during regular business hours. Questions can be directed to the Antwerp Police Department at 419-258-2627.