Thanks for your interest in joining our driver community! To drive with Lyft, applicants must meet the general driving requirements listed below.
Province and city requirements
The minimum age requirement to drive with Lyft is 25.
All Lyft vehicles are required to have 4 doors and a minimum of 5 seatbelts (including the driver's). Taxis and stretch limousines are not allowed on the Lyft platform.
Depending on your location, you may be required to have between one to three years of driving history to drive with Lyft.
British Columbia: 3 years of driving history
Ottawa: 1 year of driving history
Toronto and Greater Toronto: 3 years of driving history
Kitchener-Waterloo and Niagara: 2 years of driving history
Lyft driver applicants must also pass a criminal background check. This is separate from the driving record check.
Lyft uses a third-party company, Checkr, to review records. If further action is required on your background check, you'll get a notification on the app.
Lyft reviews the results of these checks and disqualifies applicants who don’t meet Lyft standards and local regulations.
Lyft conducts background checks annually and can disqualify a driver at any time if the background check shows a disqualifying offense. Lyft can also disqualify drivers for any safety-related reasons.
If there’s an issue with your background check, we’ll email you with your results. You can also log in to the Checkr applicant portal to check your record.
Please be patient while we process your application. It may take several weeks for Lyft to receive background check results.
Lyft driver applicants must pass a driving record check. Lyft reviews the results of these checks with a third-party company. We check everyone's driving record each year to make sure it's updated. Lyft disqualifies applicants who don’t meet Lyft standards and local regulations.
Lyft may disqualify a driver at any time if their driving record shows a disqualifying violation. Lyft may also disqualify drivers for any safety-related reason.
If there’s an issue with your driving record check, we’ll email you with your results.