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North Carolina Driver Information

Make sure to follow these rules when giving rides in North Carolina, and to keep an eye on your email for important news and updates from Lyft.

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Apply to Drive

If you're applying to become a driver in North Carolina, check out the application steps.


Get Set to Drive

Set Your Vehicle up Correctly

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Lyft Trade Dress Emblem

Lyft emblem

Drivers are encouraged to display the Lyft emblem while in driver mode. Refer to the image above for where to place your Lyft emblem.

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 Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.

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Hit the Road

You are an approved driver, your ride is decked out with all the right things in all the right places, and you’re no stranger to the ins and outs of driving with Lyft.

Know Your Insurance Coverage

  • Review Lyft's insurance policy here.
  • View your insurance in the app: Settings > Car > Lyft insurance.

Tips and Best Practices

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Updating Your Driver Profile

Document Renewals

Drivers on the Lyft platform are required to maintain current documents (license, registration, insurance). Always update your documents via the Dashboard when they expire.

Annual vehicle inspection

All North Carolina drivers must have their vehicles inspected annually to meet state safety requirements. If your car has North Carolina plates, no further action is required. Out of state vehicles must undergo an inspection at a facility licensed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Moving to or From North Carolina as an Existing Lyft Driver

If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to North Carolina, 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.

Moving from North Carolina to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.

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