Earlier this year, the Noblesville Common Council adopted an ordinance to allow the operation of golf carts upon city streets within certain subdivisions and neighborhoods. To further educate the public and Homeowner Associations, the city has created a new website, which provides frequently asked questions, the approved ordinance, an informative brochure, the approval process for neighborhoods, and other information regarding the use of golf carts in Noblesville.

“The City of Noblesville welcomes the use of golf carts in our community as a way for residents to travel short distances within neighborhoods and from neighborhood to neighborhood. But public safety is always our top concern,” Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear said.

Officials also want to remind residents of several conditions within the ordinance to ensure the safe, permitted use of golf carts:

  • Golf carts are described as a vehicle with four wheels substantially similar to vehicles originally designed for operation on a golf course and powered by a battery or internal combustion engine. This does not include ATVs, off road vehicles or four-wheelers.
  • To drive a golf cart, you must possess a valid driver’s license. If an unlicensed juvenile is caught operating a golf cart, the Noblesville Police Department may issue any notice/citations to the parent(s).
  • Drivers must abide by all traffic regulations applicable to vehicular traffic when using the authorized streets and parking areas of the city.
  • Driving golf carts is only permitted within established subdivisions and neighborhoods that have complied with section 76.06 of Ordinance No. 60-12-17. Golf carts are not permitted on city trails and sidewalks and shall not be operated on any City street having a posted speed limit in excess of 25 mph.
  • Only subdivisions or neighborhoods with a governing body, home-owners association or decision-making board authorized to speak on behalf of the welfare of the neighborhood are allowed to participate. If your neighborhood does not have one of the three listed above, golf carts are not permitted.

HOAs or individuals that may have questions about Noblesville’s Golf Cart Ordinance are encouraged to visit cityofnoblesville.org/golfcarts or contact NPD Sgt. Greg Kehl at [email protected] or Robert Herrington at [email protected] for more information.