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Saluda golf cart permits available

City changing stickers beginning in June 

 

SALUDA—City of Saluda residents who have a golf cart permit are being asked to get a new sticker in June.  

The city is changing the way it permits golf carts beginning next month. Saluda officials said Monday the permits they have had for a few years are one color and officers have difficulty reading them. A new process is being implemented, similar to vehicle registration stickers, which will change color every year.  

“The permits we have had for a few years now are all one color and our officers find it difficult to read them,” city official said in a statement Monday. “Due to these concerns, we have decided to implement a new process. Our new permits will be a solid color and due June of every year, when the color will change, similar to vehicle registration stickers. This will allow the officers to observe compliance with ease.”  

Residents whose permits are not due in June will receive a new decal, with the cost pro-rated. Even golf cart permit holders who have already renewed their sticker for this year, a new decal is needed in June.  

Residents have until the end of June to renew their registrations and pick up their new decal.  

City residents pay $25 per year to renew their golf cart permit, with non-city residents paying $100 per year. The inspection fee is $25 per inspection, another $25 for a lost or stolen permit to reissue and civil citations for violating the golf cart ordinance is $50.  

Saluda was the first in the county to allow golf carts on city streets. There are rules for operating golf carts in the city, with no golf carts allowed on sidewalks. Tryon also allows golf carts with restrictions.  

For more information about Saluda’s golf cart ordinance, people can visit cityofsaludanc.com by going under the residents tab. Fees are detailed under the schedule of fees and the regulations pertaining to golf carts is under the golf cart ordinance tab. Any questions can be answered by calling 828-749-2581.