OCALA, Fla. (May 22, 2020) – The City of Ocala will allow the use of golf carts, low-speed vehicles and mini trucks on designated city streets beginning Monday, June 1.

Persons operating a golf cart or low speed vehicle within the downtown area are required to register for a one-time permit, at a cost of $30.00.  This registration fee will be used to provide information to law enforcement with ownership information in the event of an accident or theft. A decal will be assigned to the vehicle and must be displayed on the left side of your vehicle.

To start the registration process, download the application form at www.ocalafl.org/GolfCart.  Once completed, the signed and notarized form must be returned to the City of Ocala using one of the following options:

By mail: Mail the form and enclosed check to the following address. All checks must be made payable to the City of Ocala.  Once processed the City will mail you a decal for the golf cart. 

Citizen Service Center (CSC)

Building 201 SE 3rd Street (2nd Floor)

Ocala, Florida 34471

Electronically: Residents who want to submit their form electronically may send it to building@ocalafl.org and pay by credit card via the online payment service.  Once complete, an invoice from Paystand will be emailed to you.

In person: Appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis and must be made prior to your arrival at City offices.  To schedule an appointment, call 352-629-8421 or email building@ocalafl.org. If making an appointment, staff will notarize the registration form and provide a decal for the golf cart.

For more information, please contact the Permitting Division at 352-629-8421 or building@ocalafl.org; or visit www.ocalafl.org/GolfCart.

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