There is a difference between a standard golf cart and a low-speed vehicle. Only state registered low-speed vehicles are allowed on city streets.
Golf carts are defined as motor vehicles meant for golf courses and recreational purposes.
Per Florida State Statute 316.2122, low-speed vehicles are defined as golf carts (or any other four-wheeled vehicles) that have been registered and equipped with (but not limited to):
-Front and rear turn signal lights
-Windshield and windshield wipers
-Rear view mirrors
-Rear license plate light
-Top speed is greater than 20 MPH, but not greater than 25 MPH
-Slow Moving Vehicle emblem
Per Florida State Statute 316.2122, a low-speed vehicle must be registered through a Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Regional Office. The Mount Dora Police Department can not register your low speed vehicle. You must contact the Ocala DMV.
To register your low-speed vehicle, contact:
Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, Region II
318 Southeast 25th Ave.
Ocala, Florida 34471
Phone: (352) 732-1267
Fax: (352) 732-1459
Upon registering your low-speed vehicle, the vehicle may be operated on city streets with a speed limit of 35 MPH or less. Per City Ordinance 82.030, non street-legal golf carts are still allowed within the Country Club of Mount Dora, only.
For more information about low-speed vehicle usage, please refer to Florida State Statute 316.2122
Story Courtesy of City of Mount Dora Website