With our residents wishes and the environment in mind, Oregon City Council passed an ordinance Monday, March 27th, 2023, allowing street legal golf carts, UTVs, and other authorized vehicles to be driven on city streets within the jurisdiction of Oregon!
To ensure our resident’s safety and compliance with this ordinance, here are some important highlights:
Low- Speed Vehicles: A three or four wheeled motor vehicle with an attainable speed in one mile on a paved level surface of more than twenty miles per hour, but not more than twenty- five miles per hour, with a gross vehicle weight rating less than three thousand pounds. (ORC 4501.01(WW)).
Under- Speed Vehicles: A three or four wheeled vehicle, including a vehicle commonly known as a golf cart, with an attainable speed on a paved level surface of not more than twenty miles per hour and a gross vehicle weight rating less than three thousand pounds. (ORC 4501.01 (VV)).
Utility Vehicle: A self-propelled vehicle designed with a bed, principally for the purpose of transporting material or cargo in connection with construction, agriculture, forestry, grounds, maintenance, lawn and garden, materials handling, or similar activities. (ORC 4501.01 (VV)).
All public streets in the jurisdiction of the City of Oregon with a speed limit of thirty- five (35) miles an hour or less may be used for the operation of low-speed and under-speed vehicles with the exception of: Navarre Avenue/ State Route 2, Woodville Road/ State Route 51, Wynn Road, and Corduroy Road. Low-speed and under-speed vehicles may cross over these roads however, they are prohibited from driving along them.
All public streets in the jurisdiction of the City of Oregon with a speed limit of thirty- five (35) miles an hour or less may be used for the operation of utility vehicles.
Equipment: All under-speed and/ or utility vehicles must have the following: Working headlights, at least one working taillight and two working brake lights, directional signals, rearview mirror, a white light illuminating the rear license plate legible from a distance of fifty (50) feet, a working horn, a windshield made of glass or safety glass, one license plate (in the rear bracketed to the cart), and one seat belt per occupant.
Inspection: Please read the below ordinance for information on what vehicles need inspections and how said vehicles must be titled, insured, and plated as required by the State of Ohio and the BMV.
*Licensing requirements, penalties, usage restrictions, and all other information pertaining to this ordinance, can all be found by clicking ‘Read the Ordinance’ below.