Golf Carts / UTVs

All golf carts and UTVs are required to be inspected and registered with the Pawnee Police Department. The cost of a golf cart registration is $30.00 annually. A registered golf cart is considered a motor vehicle and all applicable state laws and local ordinances apply to its use on the village streets. Local Ordinances can be found here for golf carts, and here for UTVs.

Required Documents to Register your Golf Cart / UTV

  • Valid Driver’s License (Must be 18 years of age for UTV)
  • Valid proof of insurance to operate the golf cart on the roadway
  • For UTVs Only: Certificate of Completion of the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association Safety Course from each applicant and each authorized operator (available at for free at )

Required Safety Equipment for Golf Cart / UTV

  • Brakes and brake lights
  • Headlight visible up to 500 feet
  • Horn
  • Rearview mirror
  • “Slowing moving vehicle” emblem as defined in section 12-709 of the Illinois vehicle code
  • Steering wheel
  • Taillight with red light visible up to 100 feet
  • Tires
  • Turn signals, front and rear

For UTVs:

  • A stock muffler
  • Red reflectorized warning devices, front and rear
  • Seatbelts for operator and passenger seats

 Please contact the Pawnee Police Department at (217) 625 – 2341 with any questions, concerns or to set – up an appointment to have your golf cart or UTV inspected and registered.