Motorized Utility Vehicles
University Policy Number 1131
Categorized: General Policies
Responsible Office: Parking and Transportation
Related Law & Policy:
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 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.
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, Cushman vans, Bobcat utility carts, gators, ATVs, and other similar devices. These do not include wheelchairs or other electronic personal assistance mobility devices (EPAMDs), such as the Segway® PT.
Valid Business Use: Transporting persons, equipment, or supplies for the university as well as transporting persons or students with temporary or permanent disability needs.
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
This policy will become effective upon the date of approval by the Senior Vice President and Provost.
Date of Most Recent Review:
VI. Timetable for Review
This policy, and any related procedures, shall be reviewed biannually or as necessary.
Jennifer Wagner Davis Date
Senior Vice President for
Administration and Finance
Peter N. Stearns Date