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The City of Palm Desert’s Golf Cart Transportation Program is intended to help develop a convenient transportation system that is safe and environmentally sensitive, generating zero auto emissions. Authorized on January 1, 1993, by California Assembly Bill 1229, the program has expanded the use of golf carts beyond transportation in and around golf courses and other recreational amenities by allowing carts on more public streets and private roads.

In Palm Desert, permitted drivers are allowed to use golf carts for travel to schools, parks, businesses, shopping centers, and government offices.  The program’s long-term goal is to provide full golf cart access throughout the community. 

Please call the Public Works Department for more information at (760) 776-6450, or email


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