Passenger Car Program

Passenger Car Rental Industry Tourism Assessment Program

A new tourism assessment program for the Passenger Car Rental Industry was enacted in 2006 and became effective January 1, 2007. (Government Code sections 13995 et. seq.)The Passenger Car Rental Industry assessment program is limited to companies that have business locations renting passenger vehicles at either airports or accommodation locations, such as hotels. The Passenger Car Rental Industry shall have an industry-specific assessment rate, adjusted annually.

The tourism assessment fee is not a fee imposed by the state or the CTTC on any consumers.  The CTTC takes no position on whether any tourism assessment fee should be charged to rental car customers.  Rather any tourism assessment fee charged on a bill to consumers must be individually determined by each passenger car rental company