Golf Cart Permit Information - Jena, LA

Jena Municipal Office

Golf Cart Permit Information:

Golf Cart Permits may be obtained by appointment only. Please contact the Jena Police Department at 318-992-5111

Anyone planning to ride a Golf Cart on town streets or in town parks needs to obtain a permit. Golf Cart Permit Application

Effective January 1, 2013
Requirements for having electric golf carts on town streets.

The following information is a summary of ordinance number 197, which is a detailed description of golf carts and requirements for having these carts used on streets and highways in the Town of Jena.

1. Carts are defined as a battery operated or electricity powered vehicle designed and manufactured for sporting or recreational purposes. All gas powered carts are specifically excluded from the town's streets and recreation trails. Also excluded are Kubota RTV, John Deere Gator, and Polaris Ranger, Kawasaki Mule or other similarly designed and operated vehicle.

Regular golf carts may have to be modified to include the following:
  • Rear vision mirrors
  • Front and rear turn signals
  • Headlights and brake lights
  • Safety or seat belts for driver and all passengers

2. Additional requirements for operating carts on streets in the Town of Jena:
  • Driver must have a valid driver's license in their possession.
  • Carts are allowed only on streets and highways with posted speed limits of thirty-five miles per hour or less.
  • Permit issued by Town of Jena Police Department displayed on cart bumper.
  • Inspection by police department each calendar year.
  • Carts subject to all vehicular laws in the State of Louisiana and Town of Jena.
  • Violators of traffic laws and ordinance number 197 will be tried in the Town of Jena Mayor's Court.
  • Purchase and maintain liability insurance in at least the minimum amount required by the State of Louisiana for a licensed motor vehicle.

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