1. Damage and/or Loss to the Vehicle

In the event of any damage or loss to the vehicle due to fire, theft or any cause the renter will be held liable. However, if the renter uses a credit card which offers Insurance Coverage in Jamaica, then the renter may decline Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and have the vehicle fully covered under the credit card insurance feature. Please verify coverage with your credit card company. Budget Jamaica will obtain confirmation at the time of rental. Renter will return vehicle in the same condition it was received by renter. Vehicles and other equipment belong to Budget Jamaica and are in good condition and the Renter will return the vehicle, which includes all tyres, accessories, equipment and vehicle documents, during regular hours in the same condition as that in which they were received by the Renter, except for ordinary wear and tear, to the location and on the due back date specified or sooner if so demanded by Budget Jamaica.
The Renter is liable for all interior and exterior damage, rims, tyres, glass, battery and interior cleaning charges.

2. Driving License and ID Requirements

A valid driver’s license from country of residence is required. An international driving permit is required if license is printed in non-Roman alphabet.

3. Age Limit

No one under the age of twenty-one (21) years is permitted to drive/operate the rented vehicle. The minimum age is 21 and the maximum age is 65. An underage fee of 7.50 USD per day will apply for renters 21-24.

4. Additional Drivers

The renter may authorize other persons to operate the rented vehicle. Additional drivers must meet the same minimum age and driver’s license requirements as the renter. The additional driver fee is 3.00 per day. Additional drivers 21-24 will be charged the underage fee in addition to the additional driver fee.

5. Drop Fee / One Way Rental

Cars can be returned to other locations in Jamaica based on car availability. A one way fee of US$50.00 may apply.

6. Waiver and Protection Options

Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)

Loss Damage Waiver is applicable if credit card does not provide insurance coverage. Purchase reduces the renter’s financial responsibility for damages to the Budget vehicle as a result of accident, vandalism or theft while under the rental contract. Theft protection is included in the purchase.

The amounts shown below reflect the renter’s financial liability/non-waivable excess (NWE) as a result of damage or loss to all or part of the vehicle.


Responsibility Amounts for Damage to the Budget Vehicle
Car Groups LDW Accepted LDW Declined
A,B,C,D,E    500.00 USD Full Value
F,G,J,M,O 1,000.00 USD Full Value
I,K 2,000.00 USD Full Value
H,L 2,500.00 USD Full Value
XI 4,500.00USD Full Value
XG,XH 5,000.00 USD Full Value


In case of accident and LDW is declined the entire cost of repairs are charged to the credit card. If LDW is accepted the customer is still responsible for the NWE and the credit card will be billed regardless of who is at fault.

7. Fuel

Fuel Options:

  • Pay in advance for a full tank of gas and return empty
  • Vehicle rented with a full tank and returned with a full tank
  • Refueling charge applicable when vehicle is returned with less fuel in the tank

8. Rental Period

One rental day is a period of 24 hours. If renter fails to return the vehicle on the due back date or within 24 hours following a written or oral demand to renter by Budget, renter shall be deemed to be in possession of the vehicle unlawfully and Budget may cause the issuance or a warrant for the arrest of renter or any other person who has the vehicle, and Budget will report the vehicle as stolen. Budget may repossess vehicle without first advising the Renter for the following reasons:-
• If the vehicle is illegally parked
• If vehicle is used in violation of the law or of the rental agreement
• If the vehicle appears to be abandoned or is not returned to Budget Jamaica on the due back date.

9. Charges and Fines

The Renter shall pay to Budget Jamaica on demand, all charges incurred in connection with the rental described herein and the, Renter hereby authorizes Budget Jamaica to submit an unsigned credit card voucher stating that the Renter’s signature is on file, or to amend, alter, complete or execute on behalf of the Renter a credit card voucher in the Renter’s name for payment of any charges incurred in connection with the rental. All charges are subject to final audit and if there is an error the Renter or Budget, shall promptly repay or credit the other, as is appropriate.
If Renter informs Budget that some other person shall pay the rental charges in relation to the vehicle and if that person shall fail to do so the Renter shall pay the charges incurred to Budget on demand.

The Renter assumes full responsibility for any expense incurred without Budget’s permission.

The Renter shall be personally liable to pay any fines levied as a consequence of receiving traffic or parking tickets issued during the rental period. Should the Renter fail to do so Budget is empowered to pay any fines so levied and charge same to the account of the Renter in addition to all costs incurred by Budget in relation thereto.

10. Accidents

In case of an accident the Renter must promptly report any accident involving the vehicle to Budget at the renting location and to the police and should promptly deliver to Budget at the renting location every document relating to any claim or legal action arising out of any accident and shall co-operate with Budget and its insurers in the investigation and defence of any claim or legal action. The Renter will be required to complete an accident / loss report at the renting location within 24 hours of the incident. All daily charges will continue until Renter returns the vehicle, keys, completes and signs the accident / damage report.
The Renter is not authorized to repair vehicle

11. Operation of Vehicle

The vehicle must not be driven/operated by any person:-
– Other than the Renter or any Additional Driver whose name is on the contract; or
– Who is not a qualified, licensed driver holding a valid driver’s licence and who is at least twenty-one (21) years old; or
– Who has given Budget any false or misleading information; or
– Whose driving ability is impaired by intoxicating liquor or any other drug; or
– Who is not sufficiently alert or capable of properly or safely driving the vehicle; or
– To transport passengers or goods for reward; or
– To transport hazardous or explosive substances; or
– In any race, speed test, training, contest or for any illegal purpose; or
– In an abusive, reckless or unlawful manner; or
– Who leaves the keys in the vehicle or does not properly secure the vehicle; or
– To propel, push or tow any vehicle, trailer or other object; or
– In an off-road use (use on any road or other area that is not hard surfaced and regularly maintained); or
– Who cannot properly drive a vehicle with a manual transmission (if the vehicle has a manual transmission); or
– Who transports a greater number of passengers than permitted by law.
– Who should recognize that further use of the vehicle will cause it damage (example: if there is a warning light on, or if any of the tyres is defaulted, or if steam or smoke is being emitted from the engine) but continues to do so.

12. Taking your vehicle outside the Country

Cross Border Traffic is not allowed.

13. Delivery and Collection

Pick up service from hotels and cruise ports should be arranged directly with the location.

14. Ownership of Vehicles

The vehicle and other equipment belong to Budget Car Rental. The renter is not regarded as an agent, employee or servant of the owner Budget Car Rental for any reason or purpose at any time.

The Renter shall not be considered the agent or employee of Budget for any purpose whatever.

15. Insurance

Budget shall provide liability insurance with minimum limits of coverage as required by Jamaican law and the renter agrees to be bound by the conditions, restrictions and terms of said coverage.

16. Claims / Lawsuits

The Renter will hold Budget harmless against all claims, lawsuits or demands of every kind whatsoever resulting from any act or default of the Renter and the Renter shall be liable to reimburse Budget for any expense which it incurs in:-
a)The issuance of a warrant for the arrest of Renter or any person using or operating the vehicle, and
b)Any other action which Budget is obliged to take to recover its vehicle, to collect monies due to Budget or to otherwise enforce the terms of the Agreement.

17. Items Left in Vehicles

The Renter agrees that Budget is not responsible for any property belonging to the Renter, left, stored or transported in the vehicle or anywhere on Budget’s rental facilities even if the Renter’s property left, stored or transported in the vehicle or anywhere on Budget’s rental facilities is stolen or damaged because of any act or default of Budget.

18. Breach

All of the rights given to the Renter and all the obligations of Budget Jamaica under the Rental Agreement, including but not limited to Insurance coverage, are void if vehicle is used or operated in violation of the Agreement. However it is herein mutually acknowledged that the Renter’s obligations and the rights of Budget Jamaica remain valid and enforceable.
If the Renter violates any term of the Agreement or fails to return the vehicle on the due back date or within 24 hours following a written or oral demand to Renter by Budget, then the Renter shall be deemed to be in possession of the vehicle unlawfully and Budget may cause the issuance or a warrant for the arrest of the Renter or any person who has the vehicle and Budget will report the vehicle as stolen.
The Renter will be responsible for any loss that occurs due to driving, or being charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or reckless driving or being charged with reckless driving unless found not guilty of any charge

19. No-Show/Cancellation Policy

Please contact us if you wish to cancel your reservation.

20. Reservation Hold Time

Reservations will be held for 2 hours past scheduled arrival time only.

21. Payment Options

– Charge Cards

Budget accepts:

  • American Express
  • Budget
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

The minimum credit card hold is the total estimated cost of the rental plus the following depending on car group rented:

Group A           Group B           Group C           Group D           Group E           US$500.00

Group F           Group G          Group J            Group M          Group O          US$1,000.00

Group I            Group K                                                                                   US$2,000.00

Group H           Group L                                                                                   US$2,500.00

Group XI                                                                                                          US$4,500.00

Group XG        Group XH                                                                                 US$5,000.00

– Cash – Accepted

– Debit Cards – Accepted

– Vouchers – Not Accepted

22. Special Equipment

  • Child Safety Seats (CSS) are available for 6.00 USD per day.
  • GPS is available for 12.00 USD per day.
  • Mobile phones are available for 5.00 USD per day
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