Make sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Oregon, and to keep an eye on your email for important news and updates from Lyft.
If you're a driver in Portland, visit this page instead.
- Apply to drive
- Setting up your vehicle
- Insurance information
- Medford business license
- Tips and best practices
- Driver mode limits
- Document renewals
- Moving to or from Oregon as an existing Lyft driver
Apply to Drive
If you're applying to become a driver in Oregon, check out the application steps.
Drivers are required 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.
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.
- Review Lyft's insurance policy here.
- View your insurance in the app: Settings > Car > Lyft insurance.
If you pick up passengers using the Lyft app in Medford, OR, you are required to get a local business license. You can apply online. Please note you must include proof of compliance with your application. You will receive an email from Lyft after you have been approved to drive — include this email as an attachment to your business license application as proof of compliance.
Please be advised that Oregon's new Distracted Driving law goes into effect October 1, 2017. This law applies to all drivers in the state. More information is available here.
- Set your vehicle up correctly every time you drive.
- Follow all airport rules.
- Do not accept street hails.
- Do not accept cash for rides.
- Do not wait in taxi lines.
- If you run into any issues on the road, let us know.
Portland regulations require that you spend no more than 12 hours in driver mode within a 24-hour period.
Drivers on the Lyft platform are required to maintain current documents (license, registration, insurance). Always update your documents via the Dashboard when they expire.
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Oregon, send us a message with the following info. If you're moving to Portland, follow the steps here instead.
- 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 Oregon to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.