Mexico Beach Golf Cart Rules of the Road

Golf Cart Operational Requirements in Mexico Beach

Golf Cart operation is regulated under Florida State Statue 316, Uniform Traffic Laws, and Mexico Beach City Ordinance 689

Legal Requirements for Golf Carts in the City of Mexico Beach:

The golf cart cannot be modified in speed, power, wheel base or tires from a standard manufactured gas or electric golf cart.


The golf cart can operate on all "City" streets with aspeed limit posted of no more than 25 mph. They may operate on 15th Street if an orange safety triangle is displayed on the rear of the cart.


The golf cart cannot operate on US Highway 98 or on any sidewalks.


The golf cart cannot cross over US Highway 98; operation of golf cart on right of way of US Highway 98 is strictly prohibited by the Florida Department of Transportation.


Operation of golf carts on private property, except by cart owner, is prohibited unless written consent is given. If the property owner is present, verbal consent may be given.


Golf carts are permitted to operate during daylight hours only.


During low light conditions (fog, rain, smoke, ect.) carts must be equipped withheadlights, brake lights, turn signals and a windshield.


All golf carts are motor vehicles and must abide by al traffic laws. They must be operated in the same manner as a car. (Stop signs, yield right of way, etc.)


Drivers of golf carts must hold a valid drivers license.


Golf cart violations may result in a minimum of a $50.00 fine. (See ordinance 689)

These rules are in place to ensure that everyone enjoys the option of utilizing an alternate means of traveling within our city. Please adhere to all of these rules. We hope you enjoy the use of this motor vehicle on our city streets.


If you have any questions please contact the City of Mexico Beach at (850) 648-5700.