Golf Cart Registration

You may complete your golf cart registration form here: Online Registration.


1. The application is submitted for review 

2. Approve/Denied (During this step we may require additional information to process the application)

3. Payment and pickup if approved. ( We will contact you via email)

During the review process, you may be contacted via email to provide additional information if needed.

You will be notified of the status of your application once we have completed our review. Due to the influx of applications longer, wait times may be expected. 

Remember, there are new rules for golf cart rental operators and owners passed to promote better safety on our roadways as of July 2021.

Under the new requirements, annual registration fees for golf carts will increase to $150 for commercial golf cart rental operators. The registration fee will remain $25 annually for residents. The new regulations also require commercial operators to affix decals to the carts reminding renters to stay in the right lane and wear seat belts. There should also be information on the golf cart about where they are allowed in the city. 

All checks should be made payable to the City of Galveston and may be submitted by mail to:

Galveston Marshal's Office

Attn: Golf Cart Registration

P. O. Box 779

Galveston, TX 77553

or payments can be made in person at

City of Galveston Marshal's Office

3002 Ball St. STE B 

Galveston, TX 77539

Effective October 1, 2021, all golf carts permitted from this day forward will be required to be inspected.  The inspection form completed by the inspection location will need to be submitted with the golf cart application. 

Residential and commercial golf carts will require registration, a license plate, seat belts, and inspections, per the ordinance. 

Golf carts operated exclusively in master-planned communities are not required to obtain a license plate, per state law. All other golf carts will be required to have a license plate. The City of Galveston has compiled a list of local places to have golf carts inspected.

For more information on the city's ordinance please click here: Ordinance (PDF) Online Registration

A golf cart license plate may be obtained at the Galveston County tax assessor collector’s office.

Below is a list of authorized inspectors by the City of Galveston:

Golf Cart Inspections