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 South Dakota.
What you need to drive with Lyft in South Dakota
Drivers are required to maintain current documents. Failing to update a required document before the expiration date results in temporary deactivation.
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.
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
Any smartphone that can download and run the Lyft Driver app
Business License - Vermillion
If you plan to drive in the City of Vermillion, please apply for a Vermillion Business License. Once received, display the copy of the Business License in your vehicle and have it available for inspection upon request.
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 Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.
South Dakota driver regulations
Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in South Dakota, and keep an eye on your email for important updates from Lyft.
Hourly driver mode limits
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
Review Lyft's coverage here.
Moving to or from South Dakota
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to South Dakota, send us a message with the following info:
*If you were already required to upload your vehicle registration when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.
Moving from South Dakota to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.