Vermont Driver Information
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 Vermont.
To apply to drive in Vermont, submit an application online or in the Lyft Driver app –– download it from the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play store. To be approved to drive, applicants must meet these requirements.
What you need to drive with Lyft in Vermont
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.
- 2013 or newer
- 4 doors
- 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
See if your car qualifies for Lyft Lux or Lyft Lux Black to earn more on each ride.
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.
- Valid driver’s license — Temporary or out-of-state licenses are also acceptable
- 25 or older
- Pass a driver screening, which reviews your driving history and criminal background check. Learn more about driver screenings.
Any smartphone that can download and run the Lyft Driver app. See phone software recommendations.
- Driver profile photo: Learn how to take the best photo
- Vehicle registration
- Personal vehicle insurance
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.
Vermont driver regulations
Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Iowa, and keep an eye on your email for important updates from Lyft.
Hourly driver mode limits
In addition to Lyft's mandatory break requirement, Vermont regulations require that drivers spend no more than 12 hours operating a vehicle within a 24-hour period.
We have a strict zero tolerance policy for drivers — more info here. If you have any inquiries regarding the zero tolerance policy, let us know.
Report emergencies or complaints to Lyft
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 'contact us' button on this page. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In addition to reporting a concern or problem directly to Lyft here, passengers may also register a complaint or concern by contacting the Burlington Taxi Administration Office emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 802-865-7011.
- You can access Lyft’s proof of insurance, including specific coverage here.
- Depending on its terms, your personal insurance might not provide any coverage while you are logged into the app, or engaged in a prearranged ride.
- You must notify your personal insurance and/or any lienholders to advise that you will be using your vehicle to provide TNC services.
- If the vehicle you use to provide Lyft rides has a lien against it, using the vehicle for transportation network company services may violate the terms of your contract with the lienholder.
- If Lyft’s insurer makes a payment for a claim covered under comprehensive coverage or collision coverage, Lyft’s insurer will issue the payment directly to the business repairing the personal vehicle or jointly to the owner of the personal vehicle and the primary lienholder on the covered personal vehicle.
Prior to providing TNC services, you shall review our Zero-Tolerance policy, Anti-Discrimination policy, Service Animal policy, and Foldable wheelchair policy.
- Always have your driver’s license and insurance document
- Don't accept street hails
- Don't accept cash for rides
- Don't wait in taxi lines
Know your insurance
You can view Lyft Certificates of Insurance here.
Moving to or from Vermont
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Vermont, send us a message with the following info:
- The date you're moving
- Your new shipping address
- A clear photo of your vehicle 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 2009 or newer in order to qualify for Lyft in Vermont.
Moving from Vermont to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you’ll need to take.