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Unread 08-18-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default How hard to street legalize in CA?

Ive been looking for a street legal EZGO TXT for a bit now and Im wondering how difficult it would be to get one that is not plated and make it street legal. IS there any particular issues involved with this, particularly in CA? I know from my experiences with dirt bikes that CA is one of the hardest states to get things like this done in.

Any advice or pointers would be much appreciated.

Also, if any one has a CA plated Ezgo TXT the wanna let go...let me know!

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Unread 08-19-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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Unread 08-19-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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Unread 08-19-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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I can't speak for CA. I have recently been made aware that I am a seatbelt kit, DOT tires and an inspection short of being street legal here in OH. In order to register the cart, I need to have a Motor Vehicle Title to the cart. In order to get a State Title issued to the cart, it needs to pass a street legal inspection at the County Sheriff's office. I am SO close!
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I can't speak for CA. I have recently been made aware that I am a seatbelt kit, DOT tires and an inspection short of being street legal here in OH. In order to register the cart, I need to have a Motor Vehicle Title to the cart. In order to get a State Title issued to the cart, it needs to pass a street legal inspection at the County Sheriff's office. I am SO close!
Thanks! There are definitely places here in cali that have street legal carts so I know its possible.

Good luck with your cart!
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Unread 10-11-2012, 12:02 PM   #6
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Did you get it registered? I have a 2001 terra toys adjustable coil over front lift. Honda 24. 26" duro tires on 12" rims. Registered with current tags for $4000 if interested
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Unread 10-18-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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http://dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr37.htm
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The first place to check would be the CA DMV.

My cart is registered as an off road vehicle on the VW partial pan (which has a vin tag) with a green sticker. I'm sure it's a rare case, and I bought it with the green sticker-ed title. Many have told me I should look in to making it street legal since it's registered as a '67 VW, but I am content to leave well enough alone.

I believe that the LSV registration is intended for electric carts and cars, so if your cart is gas it may be more difficult if not impossible to get done. I found this document on the DMV web site, but it's a long read for one post so I apologize in advance:

Golf Cart Registration Procedures
Information
Due to the increased number of requests to register golf carts as vehicles for on-road use, it is necessary to review the requirements and proper procedures for registration.
Golf carts may not be operated on any highway with a posted speed limit of over 25 mph, except by ordinance or resolution by a local authority, such as city or county government. Customers are encouraged to contact their local authority if they have any questions.
Definition of a Golf Cart
A golf cart is a motor vehicle designed to:
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Carry no more than two persons including the driver.
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Carry golf equipment.
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Have at least three wheels in contact with the ground.
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Not exceed a speed of 15 miles per hour (MPH).
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Weigh no more than 1,300 pounds (unladen weight).
NOTE: Golf carts weighing more than 1,300 pounds can not be registered as a golf cart, but are considered to be a regular motor vehicle, and must comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and California emission standards.
Procedures
The requirements to register a golf cart for on-road use are:
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A properly completed and signed Application for Title or Registration (REG 343).
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A Certificate of Title, Manufacturer’s Certificate/Statement of Origin, bill of sale, or other acceptable documents to establish the chain of ownership.
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A Statement of Facts (REG 256) signed by the vehicle owner or an authorized representative indicating that the vehicle has not been modified and meets the definition of a golf cart per California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 345.
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A vehicle verification.
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Assigned the body type of “GC”.

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Procedures, continued
NOTE: Electric-powered and gasoline-powered golf carts are exempt from
emissions testing; however, gasoline-powered golf carts are not exempt from
emissions requirements established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
The vehicle verification must indicate the golf cart has a label certifying compliance
with California emissions requirements for on-road vehicles. If it does not have a
complying label, the golf cart can only be registered for off-highway use.
Modified Golf Carts
If the golf cart is modified to go more than 15 MPH or seats more than two persons,
the vehicle is considered a regular motor vehicle and must comply with FMVSS for
regular passenger motor vehicles.
These standards include:
• Additional vehicle equipment that meets FMVSS for regular passenger
vehicles.
• Appropriate FMVSS label(s).
• A compliant 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
• The applicable emissions standards label.
• Body Type is still “GC”.
Background
Some golf carts are being erroneously registered for street use and/or modified to no
longer meet the definition of a golf cart per CVC §345, after the registration has been
issued, which results in citations to consumers.
Distribution
Notification that this memo is available online at www.dmv.ca.gov under
Publications was made via e-mail alert in August 2009.
Contact
Call the DMV Customer Communications Section, at (916) 657-6560 for further
clarification of this memo. Upon request, this document can be produced in Braille or
large print.



Here is a link to the page:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/vi...09/09vin17.pdf

Good luck!

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Unread 03-11-2014, 11:56 PM   #9
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Hey I'm going through the process and I'm local, the chp guy at Torrance was a prick, it has to be unmodified and have the California emission compliance sticker. DMV in San Pedro told me to get the certificate of origin, I already had the inspector look at it and it's good, my next step is to pay the fees and make an appoint,me to get a vin at dmv, they call it blue tagging. After that I'll get my green sticker, than all I need is to have what it needs for on road use and they will issue me a plate, the issue is getting the vin.
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