In some cities, only Professional Black Car drivers who meet elevated document requirements are able to give Lyft Lux Black rides or perform pickups at select airport zones.
All Black Car drivers must meet Lyft’s standard driver requirements for their region, but it’s important to note that being a Professional Black Car driver is not a requirement to drive on the Lyft platform. Complete this form to verify your professional credentials as a Black Car driver. A member of our Black Car Onboarding team will follow up with you within 2-4 business days.
Owner operators or independent drivers that aren't associated with a Fleet company can use the 'Contact Us' button at the bottom of this page with questions.
Approved Black Car Fleet partners can email their local Lux Black Fleet Support team with questions.
Black Car Fleet Drivers can contact their Fleet Managers with any questions — including questions about earnings. Use the 'Contact Us' button at the bottom of this page regarding issues with Fleet Managers.
Professional Black Car driver requirements overview
Professional Black Car drivers on the Lyft platform must meet the following criteria:
Black Car fleet companies (and associated Black Car drivers) must meet the requirements above, and also provide:
Note: Taxis and stretch limousines are not allowed on the Lyft platform.
If you’re a Professional Black Car driver that's already on the Lyft platform, please complete this form to verify your professional credentials. A member of our Black Car Onboarding team will follow up with you within 2-4 business days. If you’re a Black Car fleet manager or the sole proprietor of a Black Car business, and you're interested in partnering with Lyft, please complete this form. A member of our Black Car Onboarding team will follow up with you within 2-4 business days.
Note: Once your drivers accept the fleet invite, they won't be able to drive a personal vehicle. If they want to leave the fleet to drive a personal vehicle, they'll have to create a new driver account with Lyft.
Frequently asked questions
I already drive for Lyft, why does this matter to me?
In some cities, only Professional Black Car drivers who meet elevated document requirements will be eligible to give Lux Black rides and have access to priority airport pick ups. Regulatory requirements may require Lyft to collect additional documents in some cities, blocking drivers from giving rides until those requirements are met.
If you drive under a commercial fleet, there will be a separate agreement between Lyft and the Fleet Manager with details regarding pay. All earnings are handled directly by your Fleet Manager.
I’ve submitted my documents and I'm still not approved to drive. What should I do?
The status of your account is likely pending approval. If all documents have been submitted and the requirements above have been met please email email@example.com regarding the status of your documents.
How do I submit my documents?
For owner-operators, a Lyft team member will reach out through SMS to collect the required documents for Professional Black Car drivers. You should receive a text from the phone number 61416 to begin submitting documents.
For fleets, the owner will work directly with our Black Car Fleet Onboarding team to collect and upload the documents required for the company, vehicles, and drivers. Once all documents have been approved, Lyft's Black Car team can add drivers and vehicles to your fleet.
Why can’t we upload documents through the app?
Currently, drivers are not able to upload Black Car documents in the app. For now, all document collection is through SMS.
Lyft will never contact you through SMS from any other number other than 61416 or 23621. You can check out more info on communicating securely with Lyft here.
One of my Black Car documents expired and now my vehicle is blocked. What should I do?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or respond to the SMS thread from our secure phone number 61416 or 23621 to inquire about the status of your documents. A Lyft team member will contact you shortly.
Note: Data and messaging rates may apply.
Local Black Car Driver requirements
Select a location to see requirements for Professional Black Car drivers in your area:
Drivers that operate under another entity’s TCP permit (such as fleet drivers) must meet the requirements above, as well as:
Denver, Colorado requirements
Atlanta, Georgia requirements
Vehicle with Georgia limousine plates
Commercial insurance meeting state requirements
Airport decal (required for airport pickups)
Chicago, Illinois requirements
Boston, Massachusetts requirements
Nashville, Tennessee requirements
Airport regulations vary. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the rules at airports where you plan to give rides.
For owners or managers of Black Car Fleet companies that are already on the Lyft platform, please contact your local Lux Black Fleet Support team for questions related to payments, managing drivers, or managing vehicles.
These regional contacts are only available to fleets who have completed Lyft's onboarding flow and have access to the Lux Black Fleet Portal: