Neighborhood Electric Vehicles

Do you know… driving around Seabrook Island on a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) requires a valid driver’s license?

SIPOA Rules and Regulations specifies that drivers must have a valid driver’s license to operate NEVs on island roads.  An NEV is a Low-Speed Vehicle (LSV) that has a VIN number and a license plate like a car. An NEV is not a golf cart.

All vehicles, including NEVs, must comply with SC motor vehicle laws and further, NEVs

  • Operated after sunset and before daybreak must be equipped with proper lights and reflectors.
  • Must have seat belts and all riders must wear them.
  • Must have a valid SIPOA Entry Device.

To read the SCDMV Low-Speed Vehicle Registration Requirements  Information Sheet and obtain a copy of the application for Low-Speed Vehicles, click here.

Motorcycles, motorized scooters, mopeds, go-carts, motorized skateboards or similar motorized vehicles are not permitted on Seabrook Island unless authorized by SIPOA for special purposes or events on a case-by-case basis.

Golf carts are not permitted on SIPOA roads, bicycle paths or boardwalks, except when crossing the road while playing golf.

These are taken from SIPOA Rules and Regulations, Section III. D. 1. and 2.

Tidelines Editors