Golf Cart Registration Program

Golf Cart Parking

Check out this interactive map on where golf cart parking is available throughout the Town of Emerald Isle. You can check back in the future to see any updates or additions. Also see a list of current golf cart parking spaces.

Please note, LSVs (low-speed vehicles) are able to park in golf cart parking spots year-round, but do require a $50 parking permit that can be obtained through the Emerald Isle Police Department. Please call 252-354-2021 for additional information.


No matter when you registered your golf cart for the current, all registrations expire on January 1.

To register/renew your golf cart, complete the online form. Please note, you need to fill out the permit application form. Taking the golf cart quiz alone does not count as a formal application.

For your convenience we have provided a printable version of the inspection form (PDF) that provides required safety features. You must be provide proof of insurance when you apply, and each golf cart permit is $100. If you have any questions, please contact the Emerald Isle Police Department 252-354-2021.

Golf Cart Safety, Rules & Regulations Class

The Emerald Isle Golf Cart Safety, Rules and Regulations Class is now online. Watch our new safety video, then access the Power Point and quiz (PDF). Please read the presentation carefully as there will be a short test at the end. You must receive a score of no less than 80% accuracy in order to receive $25 off your Golf Cart Registration. 

Once you have submitted the test, you will receive a confirmation email with your results. You will need to save and attach the results to your online renewal application/ new application. Be sure to check the Golf Cart Safety Class Discount option on the application in order to upload your results and receive the $25 discount. Thank you and good luck!