Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#498135 - 11/19/14 11:01 AM Permit for golf cart  
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 178
mawags Offline
mawags  Offline
We are moving there in April and are buying a used cart. Will we have a problem getting a permit? We own property but its not done yet so we are leasing for 6 months. Someone told me they weren't issuing any more permits. My husband has had 2 knee replacements and back surgery so he can't walk for long periods of time. Any info anyone?

#498138 - 11/19/14 12:49 PM Re: Permit for golf cart [Re: mawags]  
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 38
B4B Offline
B4B  Offline
We just went through the process in August of getting a permit and purchasing a cart. In order to submit an application for the permit, you must first obtain a Belize drivers license. This only requires copies of your passport and current US drivers license, obtaining a physical from a doctor in town, and, of course, paying the appropriate fees to the town council and doctor. Once you have your drivers license, you can apply for the permit which requires a copy of your new drivers license, completed application to include a picture of where you will be parking the cart, and again, more fees. The application will then go to the appropriate committee at the town council which will approve or deny the permit. If the permit is approved, it is valid for 3 months (make sure you have a cart ordered) and the cart must be inspected prior to being registered...again more fees.

I think have included all of the steps. Also, we are here under the QRP residency so not sure if there are any other steps involved for non QRP folks. Hope this helps.

Life is too short to drink cheap wine!
#498140 - 11/19/14 01:30 PM Re: Permit for golf cart [Re: B4B]  
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 178
mawags Offline
mawags  Offline
Thanks, No we are not QRP, We are buying used from an owner who will NOT be buying another cart.

#498145 - 11/19/14 04:06 PM Re: Permit for golf cart [Re: mawags]  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 979
Inplub Offline
Inplub  Offline
I have been informed the permits are NOT transferable.

#498150 - 11/19/14 06:48 PM Re: Permit for golf cart [Re: mawags]  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,469
ScubaLdy Offline
ScubaLdy  Offline
John - it depends on if the seller is willing to let the permit go with the cart. Sounds like, in this case. they are.

Take only pictures leave only bubbles
#498159 - 11/20/14 04:47 AM Re: Permit for golf cart [Re: mawags]  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 979
Inplub Offline
Inplub  Offline
I am going in today will ask.

Last edited by Inplub; 11/20/14 04:48 AM.
#498160 - 11/20/14 04:58 AM Re: Permit for golf cart [Re: mawags]  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,470
SimonB Offline
SimonB  Offline
Permits are not transferable by the owner. The permit is not for the cart it's for the owner to have a cart.

#498168 - 11/20/14 09:43 AM Re: Permit for golf cart [Re: mawags]  
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 5,947
Diane Campbell Offline
Diane Campbell  Offline
What sometimes happens is that a seller turns over the cart and retains the permit in their name until the new owners can get a permit in their own name.
I wouldn't want to do that for insurance reasons, but some sellers are ok with it, particularly if the buyer clearly qualifies for a permit and will get one in due course.

#498291 - 11/24/14 06:08 PM Re: Permit for golf cart [Re: mawags]  
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 834
BeBelize Offline
BeBelize  Offline
Debbie, if you are planning to use the golf cart to get from your condo (once you eventually move there) into San Pedro town, I highly, highly, highly recommend buying a Polaris rather than a standard golf cart. Perhaps that is what you are planning, but it wasn't clear.

From everything I hear and read, it's going to be awhile until the road gets paved all the way up where your condo is, and from about Capricorn north, it's going to be a crap shoot during rainy season as to whether a cart can get through. See the thread on the "Road North" and Elbert and Diane's reports especially. We rode our bikes through FEET of water there before, and it is not pretty for a cart that is NOT built for those kind of extreme conditions.


Former Belize expat traveling the USA & Mexico
#498315 - 11/25/14 04:38 AM Re: Permit for golf cart [Re: mawags]  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,470
SimonB Offline
SimonB  Offline
Great, another Polaris...

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 284 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0