Domestic Security Fee
A statutory assessment designated as the “Domestic Security Fee” is imposed under P.L. 2002, C. 34, on motor vehicle rental companies for each day or part thereof that a motor vehicle is rented under rental agreements of not more than 28 days. This fee applies with respect to rental agreements in New Jersey entered into on or after August 1, 2002.
The fee is assessed at the rate of $5 per day effective July 8, 2006, on all motor vehicle rental companies doing business in this State for each rental day a motor vehicle is rented under agreements of 28 days or less. The fee applies only to the first 28 days of a rental agreement with the same renter. Thus, the maximum rental fee in the aggregate is $140 even if the actual rental extends beyond 28 days. Prior to July 8, 2006, the rate was $2 per day.
Disposition of Revenues
The fee is paid to the Division of Taxation for deposit in the New Jersey Domestic Security Account established in the General Fund.