In some cities, only Professional Black Car drivers who meet elevated document requirements are able to give Black rides or perform pickups at select airport zones.
All Black Car drivers must meet Lyft’s standard driver requirements for their region, but it’s important to note that being a Professional Black Car driver is not a requirement to drive on the Lyft platform. Use the ‘Contact Us’ button at the bottom of this page to verify your professional credentials as a Black Car driver. Owner operators or independent drivers that aren't associated with a Fleet company can use the 'Contact Us' button at the bottom of this page with questions.
Black Car Fleet Drivers can contact their Fleet Managers with any questions — including questions about earnings.
Professional Black Car driver requirements overview
Professional Black Car drivers on the Lyft platform must meet the following criteria:
Black Car fleet companies (and associated Black Car drivers) must meet the requirements above, and also provide:
Note: Taxis and stretch limousines are not allowed on the Lyft platform.
If you’re a Professional Black Car driver that's already on the Lyft platform, use the ‘Contact Us’ button at the bottom of this page to verify your professional credentials. If you’re a Black Car fleet manager or the sole proprietor of a Black Car business, and you're interested in partnering with Lyft, please complete this form.
Note: Once your drivers accept the fleet invite, they won't be able to drive a personal vehicle. If they want to leave the fleet to drive a personal vehicle, they'll have to create a new driver account with Lyft.
Frequently asked questions
I already drive for Lyft, why does this matter to me?
In some cities, only Professional Black Car drivers who meet elevated document requirements will be eligible to give Black rides and have access to priority airport pick ups. Regulatory requirements may require Lyft to collect additional documents in some cities, blocking drivers from giving rides until those requirements are met.
If you drive under a commercial fleet, there will be a separate agreement between Lyft and the Fleet Manager with details regarding pay. All earnings are handled directly by your Fleet Manager.
Local Black Car Driver requirements
Select a location to see requirements for Professional Black Car drivers in your area:
Drivers that operate under another entity’s TCP permit (such as fleet drivers) must meet the requirements above, as well as:
Denver, Colorado requirements
Atlanta, Georgia requirements
Vehicle with Georgia limousine plates
Commercial insurance meeting state requirements
Airport decal (required for airport pickups)
Chicago, Illinois requirements
Boston, Massachusetts requirements
Nashville, Tennessee requirements
Airport regulations vary. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the rules at airports where you plan to give rides.