City News Center

City News Center

Posted on: September 25, 2020

City Council approves golf cart ordinance

Three golf carts lined up

The Spring Hill City Council approved an ordinance Sept. 24 to allow golf carts on certain streets within the Spring Hill city limits. The ordinance will go into effect Wednesday, Sept. 30 after publication in the local newspaper, the Miami County Republic. 

With golf carts now permitted on streets with speed limits of 25 mph or less, keep in mind these key limitations and regulations:

  • Operator must have valid, unrestricted driver’s license
  • Owner must maintain insurance for the golf cart in the same amounts set forth for motor vehicles
  • Permits are not required to operate a golf cart
  • Golf carts allowed on streets between sunrise and sunset unless equipped with lights as required by state and local law for motorcycles
  • Number of occupants limited to number of seats factory installed
  • Golf carts prohibited on sidewalks and jogging trails
  • Golf carts must have four wheels, a unladen weight of not more than 1,800 pounds, designed to not be operated at no more than 25 mph and designed to carry no more than six persons including the driver. 
  • Golf carts cannot cross U.S. 169.

You can read the full ordinance on our website under 2020 Ordinances.

In July, the City conducted an informal poll on the City’s social media accounts and website to consider the idea of allowing golf carts to drive certain streets throughout the City. 774 people responded to the poll of which 74 percent were in favor of allowing golf carts on certain City streets. Of those who voted in favor of golf carts, the most important factors to consider were licensed drivers only and insurance required on the golf carts.

In August, the Governing Body again asked for public feedback on a proposed golf cart ordinance and discussed the item further at the Aug. 27 and Sept. 10 City Council meetings, which are available for viewing on the City's YouTube channel.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News Center

Press release graphic social media

Mayor Steven Ellis addresses community

Posted on: October 1, 2020
Beep Be 4 You Sleep graphic

Prevent crime before it happens

Posted on: October 1, 2020
Budget update graphic 񓠅-2022 budget process"

City adopts 2021 budget, utility rates

Posted on: August 18, 2020
Picnic table at Veterans Park

City receives grant from KDHE

Posted on: August 1, 2020
Veterans Park walkway

Veterans Park to open July 4

Posted on: June 1, 2020
Basic Logo - color-01

2021-2022 budget process begins

Posted on: April 1, 2020
Fireworks 1.jpg

Firework discharge dates set for 2020

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Press release graphic social media

Large Item Day to resume June 3

Posted on: May 12, 2020
Houses line the street in the Brookwood Farms subdivision

Evoqua updates: Brookwood Farms

Posted on: March 3, 2020
Toni Woods organizes and folds utility bills and newsletters before mailing them to residents.

Longtime employee retiring from City

Posted on: February 28, 2020

Trash rates to be adjusted this year

Posted on: February 1, 2020
Press release graphic social media

Governing Body discusses two-year goals

Posted on: February 14, 2020
Veterans Park with concrete in middleground, dirt in foreground and lake in background.

Family donates to park project

Posted on: February 1, 2020
Image of empty City Council chambers

City welcomes two new councilmen

Posted on: February 1, 2020
Press release graphic social media

A message from Mayor Ellis

Posted on: January 24, 2020
Veterans Park with concrete in middleground, dirt in foreground and lake in background.

2020 Preview/2019 Review

Posted on: January 1, 2020

Three City resources you should know

Posted on: November 27, 2019
(Photo by Grant Merritt)

Work begins at Veterans Park

Posted on: October 1, 2019
Spring Hill Census 2020

Census 2020 crucial to City, State

Posted on: July 1, 2019
207th crossing

City exploring quiet zones

Posted on: September 25, 2019
Press release graphic social media

City responds to 2020 budget questions

Posted on: August 19, 2019
Park Master Plan

Veterans Park plan approved by Council

Posted on: February 1, 2018