Daily Rentals

Fleet Services has a fleet of sedans, minivans, pickups or work vans available for daily rental needs. We have a new online system to request vehicles for your short term U-M business needs. The online system requires your uniqname and Kerberos password to access the system. You must be an approved driver or submit a request within the system for system access. View the instructions to request access (PDF).

Vehicle requests require approved drivers in order to reserve a vehicle. To seek approval to drive on behalf of the U-M, you must complete the online motor vehicle record check.

To reserve a vehicle for daily use, please use our daily rental reservation system. If you have any questions or need assistance, please follow these instructions (PDF) or contact us by email at fleetrental@umich.edu or by phone at 734-764-2485.


Currrent daily vehicle lease rates are as follows:

Vehicle TypePassenger CapacityDaily Rental Rate
Compact Pick-up2 or 3$46.20
Full Size Pick-up3$33.95
Minivan (accessible)5 - 2 Wheelchairs$56.20
Sedan (hybrid)5$68.80
Sedan (non-hybrid)5$58.20
Work Van2$26.53

Daily rental rate is based on a 24 hour clock with a minimum charge of one day - ie. Vehicle picked up at 8 am and returned by 8 am the following day is equal to one day charge.

A cancellation charge will be assessed when notification of the cancellation is less than 24 hours prior to the requested departure time. The charge is equal to a one day charge for the type of vehicle reserved.

A late return charge will be assessed when the vehicle is not returned by the requested return time. The charge is equal to two days charge for the type of vehicle reserved, for each day the vehicle is late.

The daily rental rate does not include fuel. When you pick up a rental vehicle, the vehicle is full and you are billed for re-filling the tank upon vehicle return.


Fleet Services normal business hours are Monday – Friday (except holidays) 6:30 am until 5:00 pm. All rental requests for use on the weekend (Saturday or Sunday) must be picked up on the preceeding Friday afternoon between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.


Vehicles may be rented by departments for use by U-M faculty and staff to conduct U-M business both on and off campus. The use of a vehicle and purpose of the trip is restricted to U-M business only.

Registered student organizations may rent vehicles as long as there is a U-M business need to do so. For sponsored student organizations, the rentals must be approved by a dean, director or faculty advisor prior to the rental request being forwarded to our office. For volunteer student organizations, the rental must be approved by the Center for Campus Involvement, who will forward the rental request to our office. These rentals must be pre-approved, and include such activities as travel to conferences, competitions, field trips, or other appropriate educational opportunities that are relevant to current curriculum or the U-M mission.