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Common Hertz Charges Explained

The receipt below is an example of possible charges for a rental vehicle. The Charges Added During Rental section includes additional services selected by a customer at or before the time of rental, such as coverage options, fuel services and other additions. The Service Charges and Taxes section includes fees mandated by participating airport facilities, usage fees, local taxes and more.


SAMPLE

PALM BEACH INTL. AP
RES: E96884359A6 / HERD / B

INITIAL CHARGES
RENTAL RATES$ 0.00

SUBTOTAL$ 0.00

CHARGES ADDED DURING RENTAL 
ADDITIONAL DRIVER$ 0.00
FPO$ 0.00
LDW$ 0.00
PREM. ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE$ 0.00
FUEL & SERVICE$ 0.00

SERVICE CHARGES/TAXES 
AIRPORT CONCESSION FEE RECOVERY (ACFR)$ 0.00
ENERGY Surcharge$ 0.00
TOURISM FEE$ 0.00
TAX 6.500%$ 0.00

TOTAL AMT DUE$ 0.00

Thank you for renting with Hertz.
(Please note that final receipt format may differ from this sample.)

Initial Charges Section

Rental Rate The base rate for renting a car, charged on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis (hourly available in select locations); does not include taxes or fees.

Charges Added During Rental Section

Additional Driver: Fee for drivers in addition to the renter named in the contract.

FPO: Fuel Purchase Option. Fuel purchased in advance at Hertz at time of rental. No refund for unused fuel if option is selected.

Fuel & Service/F&S: Charge for cost of fuel and refueling service if car is not returned full of fuel and/or Fuel Purchase Option (see above) was not purchased at time of rental.

LDW: Loss Damage Waiver. Applies to all vehicle damage to Hertz rental car, with exception of damages obtained through fraud, or through an accident resulting from use of the car in a manner prohibited by the rental agreement.

LIS: Liability Insurance Supplement. Offers $1,000,000 of protection from any third-party claims. Liability protection up to $2,000,000 available in California and Florida.

LLDW: Hertz agrees not to hold you responsible for up to $1,000 of damage to the Hertz vehicle. Available only at select locations.

PAI: Personal Accident Insurance. Covers some medical expenses for renter and passengers.

PEC: Personal Effects Coverage. Covers some personal belongings.

Premium Emergency Roadside Service (PERS): Provides roadside assistance including lockouts, lost key, flat tire & mounting, and dead battery, among other services.

Service Charges/Taxes Section

 NOTE: The following items are in generalized terms, and usually have region or authority specific titles on your receipt (Such as “California Tourism Fee”).

Additional Surcharge - This fee is for all car rentals in selected states.

Airport Concession Recovery / Airport Concession Fee Recovery / Airport Concession Fee Recovery & Airport Access Fee / Hotel and Airport Concession Fee Recovery / Airport Concession Fee Recovery and Midfield Fee / Fixed Based Operator & Airport Concession Fee Recovery (ACFR) / Privilege Fee Recovery Charge (PFCR) -This charge covers the part of the fees that Hertz pays on each car rental for the right to do business at the airport, hotel or train station.

Airport Security Fee - The airport requires that all car rental companies collect this fee. The money collected is used to pay for additional airport security.

Allegheny County Rental Tax - This fee is required by the County of Allegheny for all car rentals. The money collected is remitted to the county.

Arena Cost Recovery - This fee is required by the City of Kansas City to provide funds for a downtown arena.

Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) Charge / Customer Facility Charge / Consolidated Facility Fee / Facility and Operation Fee / Consumer Finance Charge / Airport Fee / Rental Car Facility Fee / Facility Use Fee / Facility Maintenance Charge - The airport requires that all car rental companies collect this fee. The money collected is used to pay for car rental facilities.

Busing Cost Recovery - This fee covers the access fees Hertz pays to the airport each time the rental customer flies into the airport and uses the Hertz courtesy bus.

CA Tourism Fee / CA Tourism Commission Assessment / State Tourism Assessment - This fee covers the monthly fees all car rental companies are required to pay to the California Travel and Tourism Commission on revenue generated at airport or hotel rental locations.

Colorado Road Safety Program Fee - This fee is required by the State of Colorado to enhance the safety of state, county & municipal roads.

Concession / Commission Fee Recovery (CFR) / Concession Recovery Surcharge Fee / Concession Tax and Fee Recovery / Transaction Facility and Concession Recovery Surcharge Fee - This charge covers part of the fees Hertz pays to the airport, hotel, train station, base or agent on each rental for the right to do business at the location.

Customer Transportation Fee / Transportation Fee / Transportation Facility Fee / Transportation and Facility Charge - The city requires that all car rental companies collect this fee. The money collected is used to pay for airport services such as transportation.

Domestic Security Fee - This fee is required for all car rentals of 28 days or less in the State of New Jersey.

Eagle Roadside Rescue Fee - This fee covers 24/7 emergency roadside services.

Energy Surcharge / Energy Recovery Fee - This fee covers various expenses including utility charges, bus fuel, oil and grease and other related costs. This charge is not intended to reflect a precise measure of Hertz's actual energy costs incurred to serve a particular customer.

FBO Concession Fee Recovery - This charge covers part of the fees Hertz pays to both the Fixed Base Operator and the airport for the right to do business at the location.

FL Surcharge - The Florida Rental Car Surcharge is imposed by the State at a rate of $2 per day (or any part of a day) on the lease or rental of motor vehicles designed to carry nine passengers or less.

FL Tire and Battery - This fee represents Florida’s solid waste fees on lead-acid batteries and new motor vehicle tires.

Garage Recoupment Surcharge - This fee covers multiple service facility charges Hertz pays at the rental location such as maintenance and garage fees.

HI Surcharge - The State of Hawaii requires all rental car companies collect a USD 5.00/day Surcharge.

Highway Use Tax - This tax is applied to all car rentals for the use of public highways in selected states.

Hotel Concession/Commission Fee Recovery (HCFR) - This charge covers part of the fees Hertz pays to the hotel on each rental for the right to do business at the location.

Intercity Fee: This fee is for rentals returned to a location other than the location specified in the Rental Agreement. If the rental has already started at the time the change is made, a Return Change Fee may also apply.

Late Return Fees: Vehicles returned 30 minutes late or more are charged for an additional part or full day, depending on the time of return (this is shown on your receipt in the 'Initial Charges' section). For vehicles returned more than 12 hours late an additional charge of $12 per day, up to a maximum of 5 days ($60), will also be applied (shown in the 'Service Charges/Taxes' section).

Maricopa County/Arena Fee - Maricopa County, Arizona requires all rental car companies collect a Short-Term Motor Vehicle Rental Surcharge of 3.25% of taxable rental charges, or $2.50 per rental, whichever is greater.

Midfield fee - the Midfield Fee paid to the Springfield airport for each rental.

Motor Vehicle Lessor Tax - The cities of Bolingbrook and Chicago require that all car rental companies collect a $2.75 tax per rental; the City of Cleveland requires $6.00 tax per rental. These charges are not included in your approximate rental costs.

NM Surcharge - The State of New Mexico requires all rental car companies collect a USD 2.00/day Surcharge.

Operation and Maintenance Recovery Fee (O & M fee) - This fee covers expenses Hertz contributes toward the operation and maintenance of a shared car rental facility.

PA Surcharge - The State of Pennsylvania requires all rental car companies collect a USD 2.00/day Short-Term Motor Vehicle Rental State Surcharge up to a maximum of 58.00.

Parking Fine Recovery Fee - The State of Massachusetts requires that all car rental companies collect this fee. This fee is used to offset the cost of unpaid parking tickets by car rental customers.

Parking Recovery Fee - This fee covers the cost Hertz pays to the location for parking access.

PIMA County Fee - PIMA County, Arizona requires all rental car companies collect a USD $3.50 Short-Term Motor Vehicle Rental County Surcharge per rental.

Police Training Surcharge (MA) - The State of Massachusetts requires all rental car companies collect a USD 2.00 Surcharge per rental to fund Municipal Police Training.

Property Tax, Title/License Reimbursement / Vehicle Licensing Cost Recovery / Vehicle Licensing Fee / Vehicle Licensing Fee Recovery / Vehicle Licensing Fee and Tax / Recovery Surcharge / Vehicle Licensing and Business Licensing Fee - This fee covers the cost Hertz pays for registration, licensing and other related fees for applicable car rentals.

Rental Car Trans Fee - All car rental companies are required to collect this fee for operating in the Port District Tidelands in San Diego.

Rental Contract Fee - The airport requires that all car rental companies collect this fee. The money collected is used to pay for vehicle rental facilities.

Rental Surcharge / State Rental Surcharge / State Surcharge / City Surcharge / County Surcharge / Rental Surcharge and Convention and Visitor Tax / State and County Surcharge - This Surcharge may be either mandatory or permitted fees, depending on rental location and applicable law.

Return Change Fee - Customers who have already started their rental and then decide to extend their rental past a 12-hour grace period and/or wish to change the location of their return will be charged a nominal $10 fee.

Tax - Represents state and local sales tax on total rental charges.

Tourism Surcharge - The State of Connecticut requires all car rental companies to charge a Tourism Surcharge on all rentals of 30 days or less.

Tourist Tax & State Surcharge - The State of Utah requires that all car rental companies collect this fee to support various State projects.

Underage Charge - Customers under the age of 25 may be subject to an additional fee which varies based on the renter’s age, car class and renting location. See hertz.com/under25 for more details on restrictions, exclusions and conditions.

Utility Fee Charge - The Utility Fee Charge is imposed by an airport authority or municipality and is required to be collected by a rental car company from its customers.

WV State Rental Tax - The State of West Virginia requires all rental car companies collect USD 1.00/day on the daily rental of passenger cars.