By: Steve Deyarmond
Plates & Registration
Beginning in April 1, 2020 members may register their golf carts on line or in person by paper form at the Public Safety Office and pick up their site specific license plates. Golf carts will be required to have the license plates installed by April 1, 2021. This provides time to register the golf cart, pick up the license plates and install the license plates.
Everything you need to know about the new plates and registration can be found in the Golf Cart Registration Packet at www.sandypines.com/licenseplates. This includes registration details, registration forms, mounting information, and a list of frequently asked questions. A quick link button to this page can also be found on our Members Page at www.sandypines.com/members. Please take the time to read all the information in regards to the new license plates as it will address most of your questions.
Online registration is available at www.sandypines.com/members by clicking the Member Web Access button and logging into your account. Once logged in, the online registration form has drop down items for selection and will prompt you through the registration process.
If you do not have a computer to register on line stop at the Public Safety Office to pick up a paper form or use Kiosk at the Member Service lobby or Public Safety Office.
Two sets of license plates consisting of a front and rear license plate are available for each membership site. If you have two golf carts then you will register both golf carts online or in person with a paper form and pick up the license plates from the Public Safety Office. If you have one golf cart you will register the golf cart online or in person with a paper form and pick up the license plates from the Public Safety Office.
Please review your renewal form for the proper number of golf carts on your membership. The renewal form will include the number of golf carts that you registered last year and your membership will be billed for license plates based on the number of golf carts you have registered to your membership.
If you have one golf cart and add an additional golf cart your account will be billed for the second golf cart license plate at the time of purchase.
Member/owners of golf carts are required to register and pick up license plates for golf carts. Please bring your golf cart to the Public Safety Office when you pick up your license plates. Public Safety Officers will affix a serial number on the steering column of the golf cart at the time of license plate issuance.
License Plate Installation & Positioning
A golf cart plate issued for a golf cart shall be attached to the center rear, and center front of the golf cart.
Minimum distance of the bottom of the License Plate must be no closer to the ground than the Golf Cart Floorboard to the ground. Maximum distance of the top of the License Plate must be no higher than eight inches from the bottom edge of the Golf Cart Windshield.
A golf cart plate shall always be securely fastened in a horizontal position to the golf cart for which the plate is issued to prevent the plate from swinging. The plate shall be attached front center of the bumper, in a place and position that is clearly visible. The plate shall be maintained free from foreign materials that obscure or partially obscure the registration sticker and in a clearly legible condition. The attachment of the plate to the rear of a golf cart, in a place and position that is clearly visible and not obstructed by a tow ball, removable hitch, or any other device designed to carry an object on the rear of a golf cart, including the object being carried.
You can find the Golf Cart Registration Packet including registration details, registration forms, mounting information, and a list of frequently asked questions at www.sandypines.com/licenseplates.