Golf Cart Permit



2023 City of Tuscola (Illinois) Golf Cart Permits are now available!  


All formerly issued permits expire 12/31/22.   The 2023 permit must be fixed on all vehicles after 12/31/22, or when you begin to drive your vehicle in 2023.


The Tuscola City Council approved an ordinance in 2009 allowing golf cart use on city streets.  Golf cart owners must annually obtain a permit from the City of Tuscola in order to operate a golf cart on City streets.  The City issued permit decal must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle at all times.  Golf carts must be covered by liability insurance, must be equipped with specific safety equipment, and must be operated only by authorized individuals, as described in the City of Tuscola Code of Ordinances.  


 City police, as well as other law enforcement agencies in the area, are tasked with enforcing legal use of the roadways and the City golf cart ordinances, including proper permitting and equipment. 


Golf Cart Permits may be obtained by completing the on-line application below, or in-person by visiting the Water Department window on the south side of City Hall (214 N Main ST, Tuscola, IL 61953).  The fee for the permit is $25.


If you sold a golf cart with an unexpired Tuscola permit attached, please let us know so we can remove your name from that permit number.  Also, if you purchased a cart with an unexpired Tuscola permit attached, it is not legally registered to you, so you also need to contact the City registration office at 217-253-2112 or


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