If you're a driver (or are applying to drive) in New Orleans, visit this page instead.
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 Louisiana.
What you need to drive with Lyft in Louisiana
Drivers are required to maintain current documents. Failing to update a required document before the expiration date results in temporary deactivation.
Use your Lyft Driver app or Driver Dashboard to upload your documents. To add documents in the app, tap 'Account' in the main menu, then 'Documents.
2012 or newer
5-8 seats, including the driver's
Not a taxi, stretch limousine, or non-Express Drive rental vehicle
Not titled as salvage, non-repairable, rebuilt or any other equivalent classification
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.
If your vehicle is registered in Louisiana, you must have a valid vehicle inspection sticker issued by your state, parish, or city. You can find it on your windshield.
If your vehicle is registered outside of Louisiana, please provide another valid state-approved safety inspection document.
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, order one in your Lyft Driver app or Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.
Louisiana driver regulations
Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Louisiana, and keep an eye on your email for important updates from Lyft.
Hourly driver mode limits
Review Lyft's coverage here.
Moving to or from Louisiana
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Louisiana, send us a message with the following info. If you're moving to New Orleans, 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 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.
If you're moving from Louisiana to a different state, find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.