Golf Cart Operation Application Procedures

Permit stickers are valid from date of issue until October 31st of the following year.   Proof of liability insurance for not less than $100,000 as well as proof of approved inspection application are required to obtain a permit sticker. The cost of this two season/year permit sticker is $50.00. 

Golf Cart Operation Applications are linked below and paper copies are available at the Village Hall. This application MUST have the top half filled out before the scheduled inspection time. You will need to bring the application to your scheduled inspection. Please review the application to make sure your golf cart meets all the required safety expectations prior to scheduling the inspection.

Please call the Village Hall to schedule a time for inspection. You must have an appointment to get your golf cart inspected. Currently, inspections being scheduled on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with alternating locations at the Trevor Fire Station #1 (11252 254th Court, Trevor, WI 53179) and the Silver Lake Fire Station #4

(113 S First Street, Silver Lake, WI 53170).

**Please note: if the Sheriff’s deputy has to leave for any emergency, rescheduling will take place**


Once the Golf Cart Operation Application has been approved by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, the applicant must return to the Village Hall to:

  1. submit the approved application and show proof of insurance
  2. validate that all utility and property taxes are paid up to date
  3. pay the $50.00 permit sticker fee

Permit stickers will only be issued when all three of these items are completed.

Permit Sticker
After the permit has been approved and all additional items are completed, one (1) sticker will be issued for the inspected golf cart. This sticker is validation that you have a permit on file with the Village of Salem Lakes. Affix the sticker to the rear slow moving vehicle sign, preferably on the lower right hand side. If the sticker is not attached, the permit will not be valid.

Golf Carts may be operated on Village Roads April 1st through October 31st from sunrise to sunset.

Please refer to Ordinance 2022.06-53 for more detailed information. Linked below.