Golf Cart Information

  1. Police Department

Clear Lake Shores is a great place to enjoy a golf cart ride. Residents and visitors use this method of transportation to explore our city and be part of our unique festivities. 

Here is a list of things you should know concerning safety and rules and regulations while using your golf cart:

  • A golf cart is a motor vehicle designed by the manufacturer primarily for use on a golf course.
  • TxDMV does not title and register golf carts, but they must display a license plate when operated on roads authorized by the city or county. The City of Clear Lake Shores currently does not require a license plate. However, a license plate is required if you travel outside the city or to cross a state highway, such as FM2094. 
  • To obtain a license place, take the following to your county tax assessor-collector’s office:
  1. Form 130-U
  2. Evidence of ownership
  • Remember: While golf carts don’t require insurance to register them, they do require insurance to be operated on the roadway and you must carry the insurance with you!
  • Golf carts may be operated on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less, during the daytime.
  • Golf carts may be operated only by persons with a valid driver’s license.

Golf Carts must have the following minimum equipment:

  • Headlights
  • Tail lights
  • Reflectors
  • Parking brake 
  • Mirrors
  • Slow-moving vehicle emblem (If operated on the roads at a speed of 25 mph or less)

These regulations also apply to ATVs, ROVs, and UTVs. You can find the guidelines for golf carts and other low-speed vehicles at under the unique vehicles tab.