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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Golf Cart Rules & Inspection Procedures

The City of Webster Groves Ordinance #9141 recently legalized the use of Golf Carts and Low Speed Vehicles upon public streets. 


Golf Cart: A motor vehicle that is designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes and that is not capable of exceeding speeds of twenty miles per hour.


Low Speed Vehicle (LSV): a four-wheeled vehicle whose gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is three thousand pounds or less and has a maximum speed of twenty to twenty-five miles per hour.



  • Low speed vehicles, golf carts, or similar devices may be operated upon roads posted or regulated at twenty-five miles per hour or less
  • Golf Cart/LSV may cross roads posted or regulated at thirty miles per hour or more.
  • Operation of Golf Cart/LSV’s on sidewalks is prohibited.
  • The operator of the vehicle is subject to and must obey all state statutes and ordinances of the City of Webster Groves pertaining to movement and parking. This includes use of hand signals in the event the vehicle is not equipped with electric signals.
  • The operator must have a valid driver’s license. 
  • The vehicle must be licensed, if required by Missouri State Law.



The following are required for issuance of a permit:

  • Front and rear lights
  • Safety belts
  • Proof of Insurance 



  • Golf Cart and LSV permits will be issued to any applicant demonstrating they have the required equipment and proof of insurance. There is NO fee attached. 
  • Inspections must be scheduled and can be conducted at the home of a Webster Groves Resident or at the Police HQ. Any non-resident inspection must be conducted at the Police HQ.
  • The sticker must be displayed in a visible and conspicuous location.


Inspections can be scheduled by contacting the Webster Groves Traffic Unit at (314) 963-5413 or email at Or, by contacting Captain Greg Perks at (314) 963-5417 or email at

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