By: Steve Deyarmond

The long awaited arrival of license plates is over. The unanticipated delay in production caused a delay in the time line of issuance. The timeline requirement to have the plates affixed to your golf cart has been moved forward. Golf cart license plates will be available for pickup at the Main Gate Public Safety office -April 1st 2020, and will be required on golf carts as of April 1st, 2021. For convenience of Phase 3 members, golf cart license plates will be available at the Phase 3 Public Safety Office Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Each membership site in the Park may have a maximum of two golf carts. Sandy Pines has in stock, golf cart license plates to accommodate a maximum of two golf carts per membership.

Step 1-Registering your Golf cart{s):

Each member/owner in the Park is required to register their golf cart(s) with the Park. Registering your golf cart can be done online using Sandy Pines Web access, or in person at the Public Safety Office. You can assist the Public Safety Office by registering your golf cart online prior to picking up your golf cart license plates. You can use member web access at home or a Kiosk at Member Service or at Public Safety to register your golf cart. If you do not have online access, you can obtain a paper form at the Public Safety Office. If registering at the Public Safety Office a paper form will be provided for the owner/member to fill out.

A onetime cost for license plates ($14/golf cart) will be included in the 2020 renewals. Sandy Pines will provide a renewal notice in January, 2020, listing the number of golf carts hat the membership has previously registered. Please take the lime to review your renewal notice and the number of golf carts listed. March 15, 2020, is the deadline for changing or removing items from the renewals. Contact Member Service between January 15, 2020, and March 15, 2020, for additions or deletions on the renewals.

Golf cart registration stickers are still required on golf carts at a cost of $15/golf cart. Please review your renewal form for the correct number of golf cart registration stickers. If you have added or removed a golf cart from your membership, please contact Member Service with the updated information.

After April 1st 2020, member/owners of memberships may add a new golf cart to their membership by using the online form via Member web access. The license plate cost will be billed to the member's account upon adding a golf cart. If you do not have online access, go to the Public Safety Office to fill out a paper golf cart registration form.

Step 2-Bring Your Golf Cart to Public Safety for a Sandy Pines Vehicle Identification Number:

Each member/owner will be required to bring their golf cart to the Public Safety Office. A Sandy Pines Vehicle Identification Number will be assigned and recorded to the golf cart and affixed by Public Safety Staff on the steering column of the golf cart.

A front and back golf cart license plate will be issued to the member/owner of the golf cart depicting the site number of the membership by the Public Safety Office.

Step 3-Install the License Plate on your Golf Cart:

Installation and display of the license plates on the golf cart is the responsibility of the owner/member. Golf cart license plate brackets are available at Park and Garden. If you need assistance in mounting your license plates, Park and Garden will offer this service for a nominal fee. Scheduling in advance is required. A list of other vendors will be provided by Public Safety that install license plates.

Requirements of installation of license plates:

1) 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.

2) The plate shall be attached front center of the bumper, at a height of not less than 12 inches from the ground, measured from the bottom of the plate, in a place and position that is clearly visible.

3) The plate shall be maintained free from foreign materials that obscure or partially obscure the registration sticker, and in a clearly legible condition.

4) The attachment of the plate to the rear of a golf cart; the plate shall be attached center of the bumper, at a height of not less than 12 inches from the ground, measured from the bottom of the plate; 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.

Golf Cart Regsistration Flow Chart

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