UTV tags & Golf Carts

The City Council approved the use of Utility Task Vehicles, with a city-issued tag, and Golf Carts to be operated on City streets under certain conditions per Ordinance 1119 at its May 18, 2020, meeting.

UTVs may be allowed that meet these requirements:

  • width is no less than 48 inches
  • an overall length, including the bumper, is not more than 160 inches
  • 4 or more wheels
  • low-pressure tires
  • side-by-side seating (a straddle seat vehicle is not allowed)
  • steering wheel as originally manufactured
  • seatbelts as originally manufactured
  • foot controlled throttle/braking, excluding any modifications for use by handicapped persons
  • rollover protective structures, excluding lower speed work-site vehicles that may have been manufactured without such rollover protection
  • rearview mirror & side mirror
  • proof of liability insurance is required
  • And equipment as required by 49 CFR § 571.500: 
    • headlamps
    • front & rear turn signal lamps
    • taillamps
    • stop lamps
    • reflex refectors: one red on each side as far to the rear as practiable, and one red on the rear
    • parking brake
    • windshield that conforms to the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on glazing materials (49 CFR 571.205)
    • VIN that conforms to the requirements of part 565 Vehicle Identification Number


Tagged UTVs are allowed on City streets in these conditions:

  • May not be operated on any public highway, street, road or alley with a posted speed limit in excess of 45 mph. 
  • May not be operated between sunset and sunrise unless such vehicle is equipped with lights and reflectors as required for motor vehicles by Article 17 of Chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A.), and amendments thereto.
  • Shall comply with noise and muffler requirements as set forth in K.S.A. 8-1739, and amendments thereto.
  • Vehicle operator must possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license. 
  • Vehicle operator must obey all traffic rules as imposed by law.
  • Vehicle must be registered with the Louisburg Police Department and obtain a license plate which must be displayed on the vehicle’s left rear quarter panel.
  • It is illegal for any person to operate said vehicle with more passengers than the vehicle is designed to seat and all persons must wear seatbelts, if the vehicle is so equipped.

Golf Carts are allowed on City streets in these conditions:

  • May not be operated on any public highway, street, road or alley with a posted speed limit in excess of 25 mph.
  • May not be operated between the hours of sunset and sunrise.
  • Vehicle operator must possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license.
  • Vehicle operator must obey all traffic rules as imposed by law.
  • It is illegal for any person to operate said vehicle with more passengers than the vehicle is designed to seat and all persons must wear seatbelts, if the vehicle is so equipped.
  • Vehicle must display a slow-moving vehicle emblem in compliance with K.S.A. 8-1717, and amendments thereto.

How do I register and tag my UTV?

Call the Louisburg Police Department at 913-837-3191 to schedule a vehicle inspection. Inspections will be conducted on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 12:30-4:00. Make sure you provide a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance that lists the UTV. Once your UTV passes inspection, an officer will sign the application form and the vehicle operator will take the form to City Hall, 215 S. Broadway, to pay and pick up the license plate.

Registrations are valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of each year. 

Fees

A $100 fee will be charged annually (Jan. 1- Dec. 31) to register the UTV. Registration will not be prorated during the year. A license plate will be issued the first year the UTV is registered and a decal will be issued in subsequent years. Renewal fee is $50. There will be a $100 fee for replacing a lost or destroyed license plate.

How do I display the license plate?

The tag should be affixed to the left rear-quarter panel of the UTV.  

Can I transfer my license plate to a new UTV?

Sorry, but tags are non-transferrable. If you do sell or change the owner of a licensed UTV, the tag is considered expired and must be removed by the owner. It is illegal for anyone other than the owner to have the tag in his or her possession.