By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post
After passing the resolution last November to legalize Utility Task Vehicles (UTV) and Side-by-Sides on city streets, the City of Great Bend is now prepared to distribute plates and tags to vehicle owners.
Great Bend Police Chief David Bailey says any owner of an UTV that wants to drive on city streets with their vehicle should contact the Police Department to schedule an inspection date.
"We are trying to do the inspections on Fridays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.," said Bailey.
The registration and license plate fee is $150 and will be valid through June 30 of each year.
"We make sure the vehicle meets all the requirements on the list, and if it does we will issue them a tag," said Bailey.
The UTVs are not allowed on highways such as 10th Street, Main, or K-96 except to cross.
The inspections make sure the Side-by-Sides have proper lights, turn signals, horn, full roll cage, and proof of insurance.
In 2016, the Great Bend City Council passed an ordinance to allow micro-utility trucks on city streets following successful inspections.