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Special Vehicle Permit

The City of Newport requires a permit for ATVs, golf carts, and other special vehicles to be driven on city streets.  The permit is $15 and you must show proof of current insurance coverage.  

Special Vehicle Permit Application

  • A valid permit is required for driving on city streets
  • Operators may only drive on city streets and must be on the shoulder when available
  • Operation on county road, state highways, and federal highways is prohibited
  • Operators may not drive on sidewalks, trails, within the boulevards, or on private property without permission of the property owner
  • Operators must be at least 16 years old with a valid drivers license
  • Operators must not driver faster than 15 mph and must obey all traffic signs
  • Operators may drive only when visability permits and shall have slow moving vehicle insignia or lights to be visible to other motorists
  • Operation of ATVs, UTVs, and golf carts is only allowed between 7am-10pm Monday-Thursday and 7am-midnight on Fridays, Saturdays, and the day prior to a Federal Holiday
  • Questions can be directed to Newport City Hall (651) 459-5677
City Code Rules and Regulations