Orange Beach sees big turnout for first day of golf cart inspections

By Melanie LeCroy / melanie@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 1/12/22

The Orange Beach Police Department held the first of many golf cart inspection days Jan. 8 at the Bear Point Civic Association Center parking lot. The turnout saw more than 150 carts inspected and …

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Orange Beach sees big turnout for first day of golf cart inspections

Orange Beach Police inspected over 150 golf carts on the first day of inspections.
Orange Beach Police inspected over 150 golf carts on the first day of inspections.
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The Orange Beach Police Department held the first of many golf cart inspection days Jan. 8 at the Bear Point Civic Association Center parking lot. The turnout saw more than 150 carts inspected and 145 permits issued.
The Orange Beach City Council approved ordinance No. 2021-1398 during the Nov. 16, 2021, regular council meeting. The ordinance requires all golf carts in the city of Orange Beach to have a permit to operate on designated city streets. The ordinance goes into effect March 1. To obtain a permit, golf carts must pass an inspection.
Inspection dates and locations: (dates are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances):
• Saturday, Jan. 15: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Lauder Place pool parking lot on the corner of Lauder Lane and Sailfish Lane, serving area property owners.
• Monday, Jan. 17: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Orange Beach Recreation Center parking lot, 4849 Wilson Blvd., serving East Orange Beach property owners and anyone with access to the location.

• Saturday, Jan. 22: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Orange Beach Golf Center parking lot, 4700 Easy St., serving Captain’s Cove, Gulf Bay Road area, Easy Street, and anyone with access to the location.
• Saturday, Jan. 29: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Terry Cove pool parking lot, 26241 Terry Cove Drive, serving Terry Cove area property owners, including Marina Road and surrounding area.
• Saturday, Feb. 5: 10 a.m. to noon - Windward Lakes clubhouse parking lot on Loop Road for property owner in Windward Lakes, Mariner Lakes and Leeward Village.
• Saturday, Feb. 5: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Revisit Terry Cove pool parking lot, 26241 Terry Cove Drive.
• Wednesday, Feb. 9: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Revisit Bear Point Civic Association Center, 5681 Bay La Launch Ave.
• Saturday Feb. 12: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Cypress Village at Cypress Village Townhomes pool parking lot, 23833 Cypress Manor.
Golf carts must have the following equipment and information to be inspected:
• Driver’s license
• Liability insurance
• Headlights (no higher than 36”)
• Rearview mirror
• Brake lights
• Operable brakes
• Turn signals (front and rear)
• Steering wheel
• Windshield
If one or more of the requirements is not met, the golf cart will fail inspection and no permit will be issued.
The Orange Beach golf cart permit fee is $75 and is valid for three years. The fee will be collected on-site (cash, check or credit card) and two permit decals will be issued to the golf cart owner. The permit decals must be displayed on each side below the front seat.
To review a full copy of the ordinance or a list of the designated golf cart streets, visit orangebeachal.gov.