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  1. Must be 18+
  2. Valid Driver's License
  3. Credit Card
If you're under 21 years of age…
Zipcar restricts the set of cars that are available to you. You can't choose an arbitrary car from an arbitrary location; they'll present you with a set of cars for which you are eligible. If you try to choose a car outside that set, you'll be presented with an error message explaining that you are too young to rent from that location.


  1. On your browser, visit and select join now.
    zipcar website homepage

  2. Create a profile.
    • Choose an available username.
    • Enter your email and password.
    • Press Continue.
      Create a profile

  3. Tell us where you'd like to zip.
    • Enter the address of the location where you will most often need a Zipcar.
    • Press Continue.
      Where to zip

  4. Choose a plan.
    • Select one of the options:
      • Sponsored occasional driving plan.
      • Monthly plan.
        Choose a plan

  5. Enter your driver's license info.
    • Full Name.
    • Phone, Phone Country.
    • Date of Birth (Must be 18+).
    • License issues in (Country, State).
    • Driver's License #.
    • Re-type License #.
    • License Expiration date (Must be in the future).
      Enter driver's license info

  6. Enter your Payment info.
    If you chose the sponsored occasional plan you will be charged $15 once you are approved.
    • Credit card number, security code, and Expiration date.
    • Cardholder Name.
    • Billing Address.
    • Select Continue.
      Enter your payment info

  7. Get your Zipcard.
    • Choose how you would like to receive your Zipcard. The options are:
      • Mail to billing address (approx. 3-7 business days).
      • Pick up at the Zipcar office.
    • Select continue.
      Get your Zipcard

  8. Review and submit your application.
    • Verify information, edit if necessary.
    • Check the terms and agreement checkbox.
    • Select submit application.
      Review and submit

  9. Waiting.
    Once your application is submitted you will need to wait for:
    • Account membership approval.
    • Driving record check.
    • Zipcard.

  10. Watch your email inbox for a yes/no confirmation.

For IST Staff Using Zipcars for IS&T Business

See: [hd:When a Zipcar rental is needed in order to carry out IS&T Business]


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Last Modified:

May 04, 2016

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