Possible new golf cart rules on Folly Beach

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FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCBD) — Golf cart renters are about to see some changes on Folly Beach. Amendments to an already existing ordinance on golf carts are being read for the second time tonight at a city meeting.

Among the changes is an increase in permit prices. Here’s a breakdown of how much it will cost to register your golf cart with the city of Folly Beach:

Permanent residents will see no change and continue to pay a $5 annual fee. Part time residents, or those with second homes on the beach, will begin paying $10. As for visitors and businesses, the price will increase to $100 by 2021.

Perhaps the biggest change: all carts will now be required to have two decals, one on the left rear and one on the left front fender.

Mayor Tim Goodwin said city officials were asked by local police to instate this new decal policy.

“The police department asked that we get golf carts to put one on the front and one on the back, so they could easily see if the golf cart has a decal and is legal to be on the street.”

Lastly, the ordinance features clarifications on when it is legal to drive your golf cart. Originally ‘daylight hours’, the language has been amended to ‘sunrise to sunset.’

The meeting will take place tonight at 7:00 pm. If passed, these changes will take effect immediately.

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