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New Jersey Driver Information

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

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

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Get Set to Drive

Upload Your State Vehicle Inspection Sticker and Registration

Upload a photo of your state vehicle inspection sticker and a copy of your vehicle registration in the Dashboard.

Depending on what state your vehicle is registered in, follow either the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or New York vehicle inspection sticker photo instructions below.

New Jersey State Inspection Sticker

  1. Get out of your car and face the front windshield on the driver side.
  2. Look for a sticker titled “New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Vehicle Inspection” OR “New Jersey New Vehicle Dealer Inspection” on your front windshield.
  3. Snap a photo of your New Jersey vehicle inspection sticker. Double check your photo looks like one of the sample images below.
  4. Upload your New Jersey vehicle inspection sticker photo to the Dashboard.
  OR  

Pennsylvania State Inspection Sticker

  1. Get out of your car and face the front windshield on the driver side.
  2. Look for your Pennsylvania vehicle inspection sticker titled “Annual Windshield Sticker.”
  3. Snap a photo of the “Annual Windshield Sticker”. Double check your photo looks like one of the sample images below.
  4. Upload your Pennsylvania vehicle inspection sticker photo to the Dashboard.
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 OR

New York State Inspection Sticker

  1. Get out of your car and face the front windshield on the driver side.
  2. Look for your New York State vehicle inspection sticker titled “New York Safety/Emissions Inspection Certificate.”
  3. Snap a photo of the “New York Safety/Emissions Inspection Certificate.”
  4. Double check your photo looks like the sample image below.
  5. Upload your New York vehicle inspection sticker photo to the Dashboard.

Set Your Vehicle up Correctly

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Lyft Trade Dress Emblem

Lyft emblem

Drivers are required to display the Lyft emblem in the lower right side of their front windshield while in driver mode (refer to the image above).

If you've just been approved to drive, you should receive your emblem shortly. If you never received it, or need a new one, send us a message with your shipping address. In the meantime, you can print out a temporary emblem — make sure to print in color.

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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.

Moving to or From New Jersey as an Existing Lyft Driver

If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to New Jersey, send us a message with the following info. Please note, you will be required to have your vehicle registered in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or New York.

  • The date you're moving
  • Your new shipping address
  • A clear photo of your New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or New York state registration and inspection sticker*

*If you were already required to upload a state inspection sticker and registration when you became a driver, and they were from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or New York, you do not need to send them in again. For instructions on taking your photos and select sample images, click here.

Please note, if you are a driver in New Jersey, you are not able to receive ride requests in New York City. If you would like to switch to New York City, or you're moving from New Jersey to a different state, find your new market in the list here to see what steps you'll need to take.

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