Screwed how? You would have a bill of sale for the cart when you buy it. It is not as though someone can come back and clain ownership of the vehicle. So I am not sure how this is a big problem. So the cart permit remains in the sellers name. I know a number of people who have golf carts with the permit in the sellers name. They get the proper tags every year, they insure it, but as they have not been able to get the permit in their name for one reason or another, the cart has just stayed in the sellers name. If the permit does not go with the vehicle is it useless? What do you do with the permit if the buyer has one?