Before applying for CarShare Vermont membership, please carefully review our eligibility requirements. This will save you time when submitting your application.
If you’re 21 or over and can answer “yes” to all of the questions below, then you’re eligible for membership with CarShare Vermont. If you’re under 21, you can still join us but please see the additional requirements a little further down.
Drivers who are 21 and over
1. Do you have a valid driver’s license from your permanent state of residence?
– Permanent State of Residence: This generally refers to the state you call home. If you just moved to Vermont, remember it’s Vermont law to acquire a VT license within 60 days of residency.
– Foreign Licenses: If you’re licensed in another country, we’ll need to see your home country’s license, along with your international driving permit and a copy of your home country’s driving record (in English).
2. Have you had your current license for at least two consecutive years?
If not, you’ll be asked to provide your previous license number(s) so we can search your prior driving records. If you’re not sure how to find your previous license number(s), try these options:
– Check with your previous insurer
– DMV online (usually a $10 processing fee)
– Ask previous employers
If you haven’t had a driver’s license for at least two consecutive years, you are not eligible for membership at this time.
3. Do you have a clean driving record?
If you have any of the following major moving violations on your record, we cannot accept you as a member at this time:
– Vehicular manslaughter
– Excessive speeding
– Excessive disregard for red lights/stop signs
– Reckless driving
Drivers who are under 21
1. Have you had your license for at least two consecutive years?
If no, please apply when you have met this requirement. Although a permit doesn’t count, a junior license does.
2. Do you have any at-fault accidents or moving violations on your record?
If yes, please note that we will carefully review our under-21 applicants and prefer a spotless driving record.
3. Are you able to provide proof of insurance?
Oftentimes, you’ll find that you’re already listed (or can be added) to your parent or guardians’ auto policy. We will need a copy of the declarations page of this policy, which lists you as a driver on it and shows that you have comprehensive coverage (in addition to liability coverage of at least $300,000). CarShare Vermont’s insurance will be secondary to your existing coverage. If you cannot be insured by another policy, please wait until you’re 21 to apply.
4. Would you be able to provide a signed consent form from the policyholder of your insurance (your parents/guardian)?
If no, please wait until you’re 21 to apply.