Motorized Utility Vehicles

I.                   Scope  

This policy covers the use, registration, identification, and acquisition of motorized utility vehicles at George Mason University. This policy establishes standards for the purchase and operation of motorized utility vehicles (MUVs) owned or leased by George Mason University and for the operation of all MUVs on University grounds. It applies to all George Mason employees, students, contractors and visitors, at all University locations.

II.                Policy Statement

MUVs owned or leased by George Mason University may only be used for official University business by University employees, contracted employees, student employees, and University approved volunteers associated with a University department. George Mason MUVs will be operated only within the confines of George Mason University owned or leased property.

MUVs operated on George Mason University property must be identified and registered with the Office of Parking and Transportation.

All operators must review the Procedures for Motorized Utility Vehicles and sign the attached Acknowledgement Form. Operators and Departments must comply with all operating and safety standards provided in the Procedures for Motorized Utility Vehicles.

The acquisition of MUVs by University Departments must be approved by the Office of Parking and Transportation before purchase or lease. Such approval is limited to Departments which demonstrate a Valid Business Use for the Motorized Utility Vehicle.

III.             Definitions

Motorized Utility Vehicle (“MUV”):  Vehicle not intended for road use nor licensed under the laws of any state, powered by electric or internal combustion motors. These include golf carts, microvans, utility carts, gators, ATVs, and other similar devices. These do not include wheelchairs or other personal transportation vehicles and devices, such as, but not limited to, the Segway® PT, scooters, skateboards, skates, or bicycles, self-propelled or electric, shared or personally owned. These excluded vehicles are covered by Policy 1145, Personal Transportation Vehicles/Devices.

Valid Business Use: Transporting persons, equipment, or supplies for the university as well as transporting persons or students with temporary or permanent mobility needs.

IV.              Forms

Application for Purchase of a Motorized Utility Vehicle (MUV)/Registration of an Existing MUV Form

Procedures for Motorized Utility Vehicles Acknowledgment Form, Appendix A of Procedures for Policy 1131: Motorized Utility Vehicles

V.                 Dates:

 Effective Date:   

This policy will become effective upon the date of approval by the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and the Provost and Executive Vice President.

Date of Most Recent Review:


 VI.              Timetable for Review

This policy, and any related procedures, shall be reviewed every two years or more frequently as needed.

VII.           Signatures



Senior Vice President for

Administration and Finance



Provost and Executive Vice President


Date Approved: 12/19/2013

Revision Approved: 7/1/2020