August 17, 2023
The Union County Sheriff’s Office will no longer perform utility vehicle and mini-truck inspections due to potential changes to the law and safety concerns. UCSO will, however, continue to inspect golf carts. (Photo submitted)

Sheriff’s Office stops small vehicle inspections


By Mac Cordell, Marysville J-T Reporter

The Union County Sheriff’s Office has stopped all utility vehicle and mini-truck inspections.

The sheriff made the announcement that the inspections would be suspended “immediately.”

“With the current inspection challenges and the pending legislation at the Ohio Statehouse, I feel it is best to suspend these inspections at this time,” Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton said.

With a sheriff’s office inspection, golf cart, utility vehicle and mini truck owners of these can get a license plate.

“Once inspected and licensed, golf carts and under-speed vehicles may be operated in certain villages and on very …

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