"County amends off-road vehicle policies" by: Mike Reddell

Examples of off-highway plates.

   Commissioners Court amended Matagorda County policies that will allow off-highway golf carts and utility vehicles (UTV) on county roads.
   Golf carts must have all safety equipment functioning and a flag attached to a six-foot-high pole on the cart.
   UTVs are required to have a license plate – a one-time $14.75 fee total through the tax assessor-collector’s office –a title that must be obtained in the owner’s home county before obtaining the plate.
   The required six-foot pole and flag on the back can be bought at local stores.
   In addition, UTVs will need an annual permit sticker that will cost $25.
   Liability insurance will be required on all vehicles and the proper equipment to purchase the Matagorda County permit sticker.
   Also during the discussion on insurance, Precinct 2 Commissioner Kent Pollard lamented over the possibility of his fully insured vehicle being struck by an uninsured off-highway vehicle.
   Three-wheeled, all-terrain vehicles (ATV) are not allowed on Matagorda County roads.

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