Golf Cart Use


    1. Golf Carts must have a Town of Edisto Beach Decal to operate in Town Limits
      • Must be displayed on left side of vehicle where it is clearly visible.
    2. Proof of ownership or long-term (6 months or longer) is required for issuance of decal.  No short term (weekly) rentals will be granted decals.
    3. Golf Carts must have a state DMV Golf Cart permit
      • Registration and Insurance must be present in the Golf Cart at all times.
      • A permit can be obtained at any state DMV office by showing proof of ownership and insurance.  A valid Edisto Beach address must be included on the DMV registration/permit.
      • An ATV, side by side, or UTV is not a Golf Cart, if DMV issued a permit to these in error, it is not valid permit.
      • All certified manufactured Golf Carts can not exceed 19 MPH.
    4. Operator must be 16 years or older with a valid Driver's License and on the operator at all times.
    5. Golf Carts can only be operated during daylight hours only (30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset).
    6. Golf Carts can only be operated within 4 miles of the DMV registered address.
    7. Golf Carts can only be operated on a secondary roadway or street.
      • This includes every road in the Town of Edisto Beach limits,

        except Palmetto Boulevard, SC HWY 174.

    8. Golf Carts may not be operated on a Primary Highway, but can cross over a Primary Highway.
      • Must go straight across, cannot be at an angle.
      • Palmetto Boulevard is a Primary Highway, SC HWY 174, and stops at Sunset Street.
    9. Open container, all motor vehicle, and parking laws apply to Golf Carts.
    10. Golf Cart Operators must abide by all motor vehicle laws. 
    11.  There is a $15.00 fee for each decal.  Checks or cash will be accepted (no credit/debit cards).  Please make checks out to Town of Edisto Beach with "golf cart decal fee" in the memo line.

Golf Cart Registration Form 

Amended Golf Cart Decal Ordinance

Permit Applications can be processed via email or fax.


For more information,

Amy Johnson

Clerk of Court