Like most other car rental services, Enterprise has specific requirements on who is able to rent its vehicles. Though all rental car drivers must meet Enterprise's basic requirements, certain driver requirements vary based on vehicle pick-up location, driver's age and form of payment. Drivers who do not meet all of the requirements are unable to rent a vehicle from Enterprise.
Enterprise requires that all rental car drivers provide a currently valid driver's license that is issued by the renter's state or residence to be inspected at the time of the vehicle rental. Licenses must not be any form of a learner's permit, temporary license or a copy of the original document. All drivers must also have means to pay for the rental and be willing to pay the full rental amount as well as a deposit fee.
All Enterprise rental locations accept major credit cards for rental car payment. The credit card must be in the renter's name and have available credit. At the time of publication, select Enterprise branches accept Visa and MasterCard debit cards as a form of payment, however additional requirements must be met, such as providing a round-trip ticket at an airport location. A limited number of Enterprise locations accept cash as a valid form of payment though cash customers are often required to present additional documentation such as two current utility bills, a recent pay stub, proof of insurance and personal references before the rental car is issued.
The minimum age to rent an Enterprise car is 21 at most locations. Drivers under the age of 25 must pay a higher rental rate and select vehicles are unavailable to those under age 25. Drivers renting a vehicle in New York state or Michigan must be at least 18 years old, though drivers under age 21 must book directly with an Enterprise branch in the state and will be required to pay an additional daily rental fee.
Extra Driver Requirements
All additional renters listed on a rental car policy must appear at the rental counter, provide a valid driver's license and major credit card, and pay an additional driver fee. The spouse or domestic partner of the renter may be added as an additional driver for no additional fee. Enterprise also permits mobility impaired renters to add surrogate drivers free of charge.
All American drivers renting a vehicle at an Enterprise branch in the United Kingdom, Ireland or Germany must provide a valid drivers license and a passport. Drivers must be at least 23 years of age to rent a vehicle in the United Kingdom and Ireland and at least 21 years old in Germany. All drivers under the age of 25 are subject to a "Youthful Driver's Fee" and those under 30 in the United Kingdom are restricted from renting certain vehicles. Drivers renting a car in Germany must have held a valid driver's license for at least a year.