City Code Amendments

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Golf Cart Regulations Effective Immediately


Changes in the Portland City Code golf cart ordinance address safety risks connected to the use of golf carts on Portland islands.  

The Code now requires a driver’s license and safety equipment like headlights and rear red reflectors, among other things.  Passengers are prohibited from riding on another person’s lap on a moving golf cart.  The golf cart speed limit is increased to 20 miles per hour from 10, but a speed limit of 15 mph must be observed near schools during recess or at the beginning and end of the school day as students arrive.  With these changes, the Portland Police Department intends to improve the safety of golf cart operation, especially during the busy summer season on Peaks and Great Diamond islands.

Order 271-16/17
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