The City Council passed Ordinance 12-19 in 2012 authorizing the use of golf carts on public streets in the City of Melissa and residents that are interested in utilizing golf carts in the City limits must register with the Melissa Police Department. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the requirements/limitations under this ordinance prior to registering.
To register contact the Police Department at 972-838-2033 to schedule an appointment for an officer to come to your residence for an inspection.
The cost for the required permit is $20 and at this time only cash, check or money order made payable to the City of Melissa will be accepted. Permits/Stickers are valid for a period of two years.
Equipment must meet Texas and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards as they exist or may be amended
The golf cart must have the following equipment which must continuously remain in good working and operational order:
Rearview mirror(s), capable of a clear, unobstructed view of at least 200 feet to the rear
Side reflectors (two front, amber in color and two rear red in color)
Slow-moving vehicle emblem
Two tail lamps
The maximum speed limit on the public street is 35 miles per hour or less
The person complies with all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances
While the golf cart is in motion, the driver and every passenger must be seated in a seat designed to hold passengers. No person may stand or ride in the lap of the driver/and or another passenger while the golf cart is moving
Under this ordinance golf carts cannot be operated on any sidewalk, pedestrian walkway, jogging path, park trail or any location normally used for pedestrian traffic. Additionally, this ordinance does not authorize nor permit the use of all-terrain or off-road vehicles.