Zipcar Fees

No one likes to talk about fees and fines, but they do happen from time-to-time. Below are the common fees: 

  • Late Returns: $50 per hour (up to a maximum of $150), plus the vehicle usage charges.
  • Low Gas: $30 if you return a vehicle with less than 1/4 tank of gas.
  • Zipcard Replacement: One free replacement card per year ($15 for each additional card).
  • Ignition Key Replacement: If you lose the key, the replacement fee is $75 plus costs for materials and labor.
  • Reservation ChangesThere is no charge if you cancel or shorten your reservation with the required advance notice. The required notice is located on your reservation confirmation.
  • Tickets/Violation Processing: You are also responsible for paying any parking tickets and moving violations incurred during your reservation. If we receive a notice and process a violation, you will be charged a $30 processing fee.
  • Damages: Up to $1,000 to cover the costs related to an accident. 
  • Other Violations: $50 per violation, plus costs incurred by Zipcar anytime a visit to the vehicle is required (including visits due to smoking or pets in the vehicle).