UTV & Allowable Vehicles

Vehicles Allowed With Permit

Under Ordinance No. 2589, the City of De Soto is now permitting golf carts, low-speed vehicles, work-site utility vehicles (side-by-sides), and micro utility trucks to be driven on any De Soto street with a speed limit of less than 45 miles.

No straddled vehicles like ATVs, four-wheelers, or micro bikes are allowed on City streets. 


  • All operators of golf carts, UTVs, and micro utility trucks are subject to applicable traffic laws.
  • Vehicle owners must register their allowed vehicles with the city, provide a valid driver's license, photos of vehicle, proof of liability insurance, and pay the required fees.
  • Permits for allowed vehicles may be revoked for violations, but owners have the right to appeal within five business days.
  • Allowed vehicles must not carry more passengers than designated seats, and occupants must wear seat belts if provided.
  • Vehicles must have headlights, brake lights, and taillights if operated between sunset and sunrise.
  • Operators must possess a valid unrestricted driver's license.
  • Operating an allowed vehicle in violation of the city's noise regulations is prohibited.


  • All Allowable Vehicles must be registered and permitted through the City of De Soto 
  • Permits are $35 and valid for the calendar year

A violation of this ordinance shall be deemed a traffic infraction. Upon an entry or plea of guilty or no contest, or upon being found guilty of a violation hereof, the penalty imposed shall be in accordance with the penalty section of the Standard Traffic Ordinance then in effect for the city.

How To Apply

For questions, please email Brandon Mills, Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk at bmills@desotoks.us.