Patrol Division Captain
Alan Everidge
Police Chief
1207 Washington Street
Perry, GA 31069
O: (478) 988-2800
alan.everidge@perry-ga.gov

Registering Your PTV

Before any PTV can operate on an authorized street or parking area in the City of Perry, it is required to be registered and permitted by the City of Perry Police Department.

To register your PTV – contact the Perry Police Department at (478) 988-2800 to schedule an appointment.

PTV Registration Form

PTV Inspection Form

Authorized Streets

If the PTV is compliant with local and State law, a decal will be issued from the Police Department signifying registration.

Registration Requirements

Operation Regulations

Vehicle Standards and Equipment

Penalties

Cost and Permit Length

Currently, there is no cost for the permit.

The permit is valid for three (3) years.


Questions?

Perry Police Department
(478) 988-2800

Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTVs)

Many of the public streets of the City of Perry are designated for traffic flow at 25 MPH or less. In an effort to provide for the use of and operation of personal transportation vehicles (PTV’s) on City streets, Mayor and Council approved an ordinance on November 15, 2022.

The City of Perry will designate certain public streets for the combined use of of PTV’s and regular vehicular traffic. This change will be made as PTV’s serve a number of legitimate needs to the public including fuel conservation, reduction in noise pollution, and tourism.

What is a Personal Transportation Vehicle (PTV)?

Personal Transportation Vehicle means any motor vehicle:

  • With a minimun of four wheels
  • Capable of a maximum ground speed of less than 20 MPH
  • With a maximum gross vehicle unladen or empty weight of 1,375 pounds
  • Capable of transporting not more than 8 persons

What is an Authorized Street?

An authorized street means a pubic roadway of the City of Perry by whatever name (e.g. road, alley, avenue, street, boulevard, etc.) that:

  • Has a posted speed limit of 25 MPH or less
  • Is not designated as part of either the State or federal highway system
  • Has not been designated an an unauthorized street by ordinance or resolution by the City Council

Why Create New Regulations for PTVs?

In an effort to provide for the use of and operation of personal transportation vehicles (PTV’s) on City streets, Mayor and Council approved an ordinance on November 15, 2022. This allows PTVs to be driven safely and conforms to state and local law within the Perry community.

Who Can Legally Drive a PTV on City Streets?

The PTV's driver must have a valid driver's license.

What are the Registration Requirements for the PTV?

Before any PTV may be operated over an authorized street or parking area of the City of Perry it shall be registered and permitted by the City of Perry Police Department.

If the PTV is compliant with local and State law, then a decal shall be issued from the Police Department signifying its registration.

The registration requirements include the following specifics:

  • Only those persons 18 years of age or older may register a PTV;

  • The person registering the PTV must be the Owner of the PTV;

  • The registration permit received from the Perry Police Department shall be maintained in the PTV at all times and shall be produced for inspection upon request.

  • The registration application shall be made on a form supplied by the City and shall contain the following information: 1) Name and address of owner. 2) Model, make, name and PTV identification number. 3) Current driver’s license number of owner. 4) Such other information as the City may require.

  • The registration application shall be accompanied by a fee not to exceed $15.00, as determined by Mayor and Council and listed in the City’s fee schedule.

  • The registration application shall be accompanied by evidence of personal liability insurance coverage consistent with the minimum requirements of Georgia law for operating motor vehicles.

  • The registration shall be effective for a period of three (3) years unless sooner revoked or the PTV is transferred to a new owner. If the registered owner transfers ownership of the PTV, the registration permit must be returned to the City of Perry Police Department.

  • It shall be the PTV owner’s responsibility to ensure that the information on the application remains current and accurate.

All-Terrain Requirements

  • Motorized vehicle for off highway use
  • 3 or more non-highway tires
  • 80 inches or less in width
  • Dry weight: 3,500 pounds or less
  • State registration
  • Insurance and valid license
  • No restrictions on highway unless relevant Department of Transportation signage is present
  • Subject to all Uniform Rules of the Road

Moped Requirements

  • 50cc engine or less
  • Speed cannot exceed 30 mph
  • At least 15 years old with a valid permit or license
  • registration and insurance (not required)
  • No restrictions on highways per Georgia law (unless placed by state or local authorities)
  • Headlamps, taillamps
  • Helmet (Department of Transportation approved)
  • Subject to all Uniform Rules of the Road

Low Speed Vehicle Requirements

  • 4 wheeled vehicle
  • Speeds between 21-25 mph
  • Regulated under federal standards
  • Comply with standards for federal motor vehicle safety
  • State registered as a low speed vehicle
  • Valid insurance
  • Valid license
  • Operate on highways 35 mph or less
  • Lighting requirements the same as motor vehicles
  • Low speed emblem (or amber strobe light)
  • Subject to all Uniform Rules of the Road

PTV Requirements

  • Max Speed: 20 mph
  • 4 wheels (minimum)
  • Weight: 1,375
  • Transport up to 8 people
  • Regulation by City ordinance
  • Registration with the City of Perry
  • Liability Insurance
  • At least 16 years old with a valid driver’s license
  • Operate on roadways 25 mph or less
  • Hip restraints and handholds
  • Seatbelt/safety restraints (persons under 6 years old)
  • Reverse warning device
  • Head lamps, tail lamps, reflex reflectors, horn, slow moving emblem (or amber strobe light), and rearview mirror
  • Subject to all Uniform Rules of the Road