Golf Cart and Low Speed Vehicle 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. 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.
    3. Operator must have a valid Driver's License and on the operator at all times.
    4. Golf Carts can only be operated during daylight hours only (30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset).
    5. Golf Carts can only be operated within 4 miles of the DMV registered address.
    6. 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.

    7. 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.
    8. Open container, all motor vehicle, and parking laws apply to Golf Carts.

Golf Cart Registration Form

Town of Edisto Beach Golf Cart Decal Ordinance

Permit Applications can be processed via email or fax.


In accordance with South Carolina code of law 56-2-100, a Low Speed Vehicle is a four-wheeled vehicle whose speed attainable in one mile is more than twenty miles per hour (20 mph) and not more than twenty-five miles per hour (25 mph). A LSV may be operated only on a highway for which the posted speed limit is 35 miles an hour or less. Like a golf cart, an LSV may cross a primary highway or at an intersection where the highway has a posted speed limit of more than 35 miles per hour but cannot travel along these highways or streets. Like a golf cart, an LSV can only be operated by a person with a valid driver's license, a permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles and proof of insurance. The state will not title or register homemade Low Speed Vehicles. A LSV can only be operated on roads having speed limits of thirty-five miles per hour (35 mph) or less. A LSV is factory equipped with windshield wipers, rear-view and side-view mirrors, speedometer, turn signals, horn, DOT headlights, taillights, and seatbelts. A LSV may be operated after dark.

If you have questions regarding golf cart registration,

Amy Johnson

843-869-2505 ext 206

Clerk of Court