Inspecting Rental Vehicles

TO: UH Principal Investigators / Designated University Officials / Other Project Personnel

The State of Hawaii, in conducting its business, authorizes its employees and agents to rent automobiles throughout the State.  The State advises automobile rental companies in Hawaii that the State is self-insured for automobile insurance coverage.  Employees and agents are strongly reminded that when renting vehicles, it is their responsibility to inspect the vehicles both before and after the vehicle is rented.  Any scratches or damages are to be reported to the rental agent immediately.  Failure to do so has resulted in the State becoming responsible for the damages by default.