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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 322
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F.S. 322.38
322.38 Renting motor vehicle to another.
(1) A person may not rent a motor vehicle to any other person unless the other person is duly licensed or, if a nonresident, is licensed under the laws of the state or country of his or her residence, except a nonresident whose home state or country does not require that an operator be licensed.
(2) A person may not rent a motor vehicle to another until he or she has inspected the driver license of the person to whom the vehicle is to be rented and has verified that the driver license is unexpired.
(3) Every person renting a motor vehicle to another shall keep a record of the registration number of the motor vehicle so rented, the name and address of the person to whom the vehicle is rented, the number of the license of said latter person, and the place where the license was issued. Such record shall be open to inspection by any police officer, or officer or employee of the department.
(4) If a rental car company rents a motor vehicle to a person through digital, electronic, or other means which allows the renter to obtain possession of the motor vehicle without direct contact with an agent or employee of the rental car company, or if the renter does not execute a rental contract at the time he or she takes possession of the vehicle, the rental car company is deemed to have met all obligations of subsections (1) and (2) when the rental car company, at the time the renter enrolls in a membership program, master agreement, or other means of establishing use of the rental car company’s services, or any time thereafter, requires the renter to verify that he or she is duly licensed and that the license is unexpired.
History.s. 50, ch. 19551, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 4151(661); s. 50, ch. 20451, 1941; s. 49, ch. 89-282; s. 422, ch. 95-148; s. 7, ch. 2019-169.