This page provides information about vehicle, driver, and document requirements, state regulations, insurance coverage, and city-specific requirements, needed to drive with Lyft in the state of New Orleans.
If you're a driver or are applying to drive in Louisiana, visit this page instead.
In select cities, you can rent a car through Express Drive with standard insurance included. Rental vehicles must be rented through the Express Drive program to be approved for use on the Lyft platform.
Drivers are required to display the Lyft emblem while in driver mode. The Lyft emblem is Lyft’s official trade dress. It helps passengers and law enforcement identify your vehicle.
The Lyft emblem should be displayed in the lower corner of your windshield on the passenger side every time you enter driver mode. Make sure to remove the emblem when you are not in driver mode.
If you’ve just been approved to drive, you should receive your Lyft emblem shortly. If you didn't get one or need a new one, place an order in your Lyft Driver app or Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.
If you experience an accident, an issue which threatens your personal safety, or receive a citation, make sure to take the appropriate steps to protect yourself and get to a safe place. If necessary, call the authorities by dialing 911 or your local non-emergency assistance line, and then call our Critical Response Line by clicking the "Call Me" button on this page. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Follow all parking laws: New Orleans Lyft drivers, as with all Lyft drivers, are prohibited from stopping, standing, parking, loading or unloading passengers in a travel lane or in an officially designated bus or taxi stop.
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to New Orleans, send us a message with the following info. If you're moving to a different city in Louisiana, follow the steps here instead.
The date you're moving
Your new shipping address
A clear photo of your personal vehicle insurance
A clear photo of your license plate and registration *
* If you were already required to upload your vehicle registration when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.
Please note, your vehicle must be from 2011 or newer to qualify for Lyft in New Orleans.
Moving from New Orleans to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you’ll need to take.